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Takao Kawaguchi "About Kazuo Ohno" © Takuya Matsumi
Takao Kawaguchi "About Kazuo Ohno" © Takuya Matsumi

Takao Kawaguchi (JP)

About Kazuo Ohno

He was the cherry blossom of Japanese butoh, a poet and lyricist, who made the “dance of darkness” appear in a dreamy light: Kazuo Ohno, who still danced when he was 100 years old. Takao Kawaguchi, former member of the artists’ collective Dumb Type, plays with this light. To do so, he has put together his very own versions of Ohno’s most important dances, derived from videos, to create a queer and controversial evening, featuring Admiring La Argentina, for example, or My Mother and Dead Sea. A solo that takes the form of “a duet I dance with the illusory image of Kazuo Ohno”, as Kawaguchi puts it.

Austrian premiere
Duration: 1h 50min

Exhibition by Dance Archive Network at ImPulsTanz 2017:
Homage to Kazuo Ohno

Aug 10, 2017, 21:30
Aug 12, 2017, 21:30


Dancer: Helmut Fixl © Johanna Figl

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