Another Chance to Experience the Tohoku-originated Performance!
We are excited to announce that we have added two can’t-miss programs to PSi 2015 TOHOKU, Screening of Experimental Films by Shuji Terayama and Butoh Workshop.
All registrants for the conference can join these programs for free. For signing up, please get a ticket from Peatix.
Screening of Experimental Films by Shuji Terayama
Sunday 30 August 2015, 10:45-12:45
This program will screen 5 films directed by Terayama Shuji, one of the mythological leaders of the underground culture in 1960s and 70s Japan.
Born in Hirosaki City, Aomori, Terayama was a poet, filmmaker and playwright whose theatrical trope, Tenjo Sajiki, produced some of the most experimental works of the period. Terayama renounced conventions and rules in making films. His avant-garde films are blanketed with extraordinary images which stir up emotions and desires.
Taketeru Kudo Butoh Workshop
Tuesday 1 September 2015, 14:00-16:00
Workshop by Taeteru Kudo, butoh dancer. Limited to 20 participants.
Taketeru originally devoted himself to acting, modern dance and nichibu—a traditional Japanese dance form—before meeting his artistic destiny in butoh. After appearing on stage with butoh pioneers Koichi Tamano and Yukio Waguri, he began dancing solo in 1992. He also worked with butoh dance troupe Sankai Juku prior to establishing his own troupe, Tokyo Gien-kan, which channels the spirits of Jean-Louis Barrault, Vaslav Fomich Nijinsky and Yukio Mishima.
Taketeru Kudo is expected to appear in the performance on August 30th.