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 Butoh Dance Training

Butoh Dance Training

Secrets of Japanese Dance through the Alishina Method

Juju Alishina

Quick Overview

This book is a complete guide to the Alishina Method which draws on classical and avant-garde Japanese dance traditions to offer a systemized approach to Butoh dance training. It provides practical instruction and fully illustrated exercises, including instruction on basic body training and exercises for cultivating Qi and refining the senses.
Published by Singing Dragon
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Paperback / softback
2015, 9.21in x 6.14in / 234mm x 156mm, 296pp
ISBN: 978-1-84819-276-8
$54.99
Ebook
2015, ePUB, 296pp
ISBN: 978-0-85701-226-5
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$54.99

Description

Drawing on avant garde and classical Japanese dance traditions, the Alishina Method offers a systematized approach to Butoh dance training for the first time in its history. With practical instruction and fully illustrated exercises, this book teaches readers:
· basic body training and expression exercises
· exercises to cultivate Qi (energy) and to aid improvisation
· about katas (forms) and how to develop your own
· the importance of voice, sound and music in Butoh
· to collaborate and be in harmony with others
· techniques to manipulate time and space
· how to develop the imagination and refine the senses to enrich performance.
This authentic approach to Japanese dance will be compelling reading for anyone interested in contemporary dance, performance arts, Japanese culture or personal development techniques.

Reviews

'Juju Alishina is an important and bold cultural innovator and searing performer. This writing captures the grace and power of Juju's teaching through clear exercises that offer students and teachers alike entrée into a form of Butoh infused with traditional Japanese movement practices. Rich with imagery, these lessons are layered with the wisdom, experience, and deep research of a master.'
- Andrew Belser, Professor, MFA program, and Director, Arts & Design Research Incubator, Penn State University

Authors

By (author): Juju Alishina
Translated by: Corinna Torregiani