POHRC organizes and participates in projects relating to the work of ankoku butoh founder, Hijikata Tatsumi, with the aim of promoting international discussion and exchange.  

Intensive Workshops & Symposium Cambridge 2016

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Over the course of four days, we will explore Hijikata Tatsumi's method of Butoh notation as it developed from the 1970s to the period after his death in the 1980s-90s. The first three days will be workshop focussed, consisting of 3 hours per day with SU-EN and 3 hours per day with Yukio Waguri, for a maximum of 15 participants. The fourth day will be a symposium with performance-demonstrations and a Q&A with SU-EN and Yukio Waguri, discussions with Butoh researchers and practitioners, and a screening of archival footage of Hijikata's performance 'Lady on a Whale String' (choreographed by Hijikata, performed by Ashikawa Yoko) for the first time outside of Japan. 

Organiser / Supporter

The Hijikata Archive (Keio University Art Center)

Judith E. Wilson Drama Studio (Faculty of English, University of Cambridge)

Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies (University of Cambridge)

Emmanuel College (University of Cambridge)