“The body exists when we create it. It is also an illusion. For me, butoh is surrealism of the flesh. But how do we create our bodies? Why not start by standing up, walking, running, twisting? Besides, I will speak of the origins of butoh, the basic concepts of its two founders, Tatsumi Hijikata and Kazuo Ohno, their common points and their differences.”
Yoshito Ohno was born in Tokyo is 1938 and made his debut in 1959 alongside his father Kazuo in a show called The Old Man and the Sea, based on Hemingway's masterpiece. That same year Yoshito also performed with Tatsumi Hijikata in the piece Kinjiki. Ohno was a pioneer in the Sixties of the Ankoku Butoh movement, however it was over a decade before he took to the stage again. He performed a piece called The Dead Sea in 1985 with his father and since then has directed all Kazuo Ohno performances. Since 1995, Yoshito Ohno has created and performed his own productions all over the world.
At Mercat de les Flors he will be performing the Dead Sea trilogy choreographed by Tatsumi Hijikata in 1985, but this time as a solo piece.
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