Event Page: http://resobox.com/butoh-microscopic-journey/
November 16th, 2012 at Resobox Gallery in NY (http://resobox.com/)
Butoh developed out of the student riots in Japan following World War II as a response to the changing rule of authority. Its origin is often attributed to Tatsumi Hijikata and Kazuo Ohno, who began performing in the late 1950's. Butoh dance is diverse in its motion, but usually focuses on grotesque or taboo topics.
Michiru Inoue describes Butoh as "not only a physical action to me, it also can be a live being itself. I have been aiming to create my Butoh-being, which can be formed only 'here' and 'now'." Among the days, MICROSCOPIC JOURNEY has reached here. MICROSCOPIC JOURNEY is the most microscopic "world journey."
Michiru Inoue, from Tokyo, Japan, is a Butoh dancer who has been performing Butoh since 1999. With no teacher and no pattern in her performances, she creates her own unique style instead.
In 2001, Michiru won the New Artist Award of the Japan Dance Critics Association for her solo performances in the alternative performance space Terpsichore in Tokyo. She participated in Dance Hakushu Festival (Hokuto city), Tatara Matsuri (Terpsichore), Dance ga mitai (die pratze) and many other projects.
In 2012, Michiru moved to NYC, and participated in Bushwick Open Studios 2012. Currently she has been improvising experimental sessions with Tamio Shiraishi (saxophone) and Cammisa Buerhaus (pipe organ).
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