Butoh Dance Training: Secrets of Japanese Dance through the Alishina Method by Juju AlishinaButoh Dance Training: Secrets of Japanese Dance through the Alishina Method by Juju Alishina

Butoh Dance Training: Secrets of Japanese Dance through the Alishina Method

byJuju AlishinaTranslated byCorinna Torregiani

Paperback | July 21, 2015

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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.

Born in Kobe, Japan, in 1963, Juju Alishina is a Japanese dancer and choreographer. She has trained in traditional Japanese dance and Butoh. In 1990 in Tokyo, she founded her own dance company, NUBA, in the pursuit of a new style of Butoh. In 1998, Juju Alishina moved her company to Paris and since then has developed her own methods, b...
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Title:Butoh Dance Training: Secrets of Japanese Dance through the Alishina MethodFormat:PaperbackDimensions:296 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.7 inPublished:July 21, 2015Publisher:Jessica Kingsley PublishersLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1848192762

ISBN - 13:9781848192768

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Table of Contents

Preface. The Future of Butoh. Teaching Method. 1. Body Training: Basic Exercises. 2. Qi Training, Improvisation. 3. Application. Afterword. Bibliography. Biography.

Editorial 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