Sketch by Dianna Guldbaek,
2003summer camp - made after the daily training
with butoh improvisation.
Words about butoh
by Nynne Femfinger,
- "a very deep world of enormous
power, from the most rough and primitive to the finest and very extremely delicate"
about butoh From a dance perspective
* Interview with Anita Saij, Dance magazine Terpsichore, February 2004
From a post butoh perspective *
Article by cultural editor Mona Ditmer, Danish newspaper Politiken, 12. February
From a creative and spiritual perspective
* Excerpt from article of butoh dancer Kazuo Ohno, Japan, Ballet Tanz, February
2004 Links about butoh
From a historical performing perspective *
Article from the performer Don McLeod, Canada From a psycosomatic
Article from the 36th Annual Conference of American Dance Therapy Association,
Toshiharu Kasai and Mika Takeuchi, October 2001
From an artistic life perspective
* Interview with painter Sarah Spain, June 1996
School of Butoh is an alternative school in continuation of new tendencies.
The great source of inspiration to the school is butoh, about this Anita
At present we see a fascination with the actual body. Physical
as well as mental and metaphysical layers are represented from organic process
to spiritual presence.
- Butoh focuses on the essential and elementary,
and brings in universal, almost animalistic aspects of dance, in a strong wish
to reestablish the human body in the nature it simply is part of.
contradiction to our structuralistic approach to dance, butoh embraces the chaos
and the irrational, which western culture has difficulties accepting.
By believing in the unity of flesh and spirit, the alter ego of the body is manifested
as a whole. For instance life/ death, light/darkness, female/man, etc.
Likewise, we see in butoh that the attractive appears related to the repulsive
and the traditional to the avantgardistic.
© Nordic School of Butoh 2004
students investegate the intersections and gravity of the body and the environment.