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Kino Dance: An Evening of Butoh Dance Films

Posted by | Conversations at the Edge | Posted on | October 23, 2003

Thursday, October 23, 2003, 8pm


Katsura Kan in person!

Emerging in late 1950’s Japan, the dance style known as Butoh is one of that nation’s key contributions to the avant-garde.  The Film Center is proud to host the critically acclaimed Butoh dancer Katsura Kan, who visits from Japan to present a collection of rarely seen Butoh-inspired dance films.  Co-curated by Daniéle Wilmouth, filmmaker and instructor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, this program features both historical Butoh works and contemporary titles by international filmmakers.  Includes: The Duchess (2002, Eric Koziol) adapts choreographer Shinichi Momo Koga’s Cockroach to eerie effect.  British performer Liz Aggiss appears in Motion Control (2001, David Anderson) and Six Anarchic Variations (or: Was She Pushed or Did She Fall?) (2002, Aggiss and Billy Cowie). Other titles TBA. Co-presented by the SAIC Visiting Artist Program, the Performance Department and the Betty Rymer Gallery (Daniéle Wilmouth). 2001—2002, various directors, Japan/UK/USA, ca. 90 min, various formats.