New Butoh Book

East Asian Anthropology MLへTamah Nakamura氏から;

I am plugging my own publication here. This book may be of interest to scholars and practitioners in contemporary Japan studies, performance studies, art therapy, somatic education studies.

The following blurb is from the Routledge website.
Hijikata Tatsumi and Ohno Kazuo
Author(s) - Sondra Horton Fraleigh, Tamah Nakamura
Series: Routledge Performance Practitioners =

Routledge Performance Practitioners is a series of introductory guides to the key theatre-makers of the last century. Each volume explains
the background to and the work of one of the major influences on twentieth- and twenty-first-century performance.
These compact, well-illustrated and clearly written books unravel the contribution of modern theatre's most charismatic innovators.

Hijikata Tatsumi and Ohno Kazuo is the first book to combine:
• an account of the founding of Japanese butoh through the partnership of Hijikata and Ohno, extending to the larger story of
butoh's international assimilation.
• an exploration of the impact of the social and political issues of post World War II Japan on the aesthetic development of butoh.
• metamorphic dance experiences that students of butoh can explore.
• a glossary of English and Japanese terms.

As a first step towards critical understanding, and as an initial exploration before going on to further, primary research,
Routledge Performance Practitioners are unbeatable value for today's student.

I hope this may be of interest to some of you,

Tamah Nakamura
Chikushi Jogakuen University
Fukuoka, Japan