Origins of Japan’s Anti-Establishment Butoh Dance

Read on for the birth of an avant-garde Butoh dance, influenced by the emergence of postmodernism, the nuclear bombing of Japan, and a radical disassociation with classical forms.

Apr 7, 2021By Tejus Menon
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By Tejus MenonTejus is a contributing writer and performance artist based in India and has a BA Hons in Political Science from the University of Delhi. He is a Butoh dancer and theatre maker with a focus on making interdisciplinary work. He enjoys the outdoors, from sailing in the Arabian Sea to hiking in the high Himalayas.