CAVE is assisting to disseminate the butoh symposium happening in Los Angeles today! Please go to CAVEnexus and enjoy the live stream of parts of the symposium. Start a conversation via the live chat or enjoy the video in a later time. Please spread the word!!
ANNOUNCING SYMPOSIUM LIVE WEBSTREAM
Despite Butoh’s 50-year history, public perceptions and much of the current scholarly work assimilates Butoh to a variety of culturalist tropes and performance stereotypes. Little attention has been paid to the proliferation of Butoh training and performance in Japan since the 1970s and across the world since the 1980s, or to the experimentalism and openness that remain part of the genre’s continuing legacy. Between Experiment, Form and Culturalism: Butoh in History and Contemporary Practice seeks to remedy this gap by bringing together leading Butoh artists and scholars from Japan and North America for a groundbreaking meeting that considers fundamental artistic and historical issues. The three-day symposium
Between Experiment, Form and Culturalism: Butoh in History and Contemporary Practice is funded at UCLA by the Terasaki Center for Japanese Studies, the School of the Arts and Architecture, the Asia Institute, and the Center for Student Programming. Additional funding comes from the Northeast Asia Council (NEAC). The symposium is co-sponsored by the Japanese Arts and Globalizations multi-campus research group (JAG), and is hosted by the departments of History and World Arts and Cultures.
CAVE media partner. Portions of the Symposium are being live streamed through CAVEnexus -an artists network platform offered by CAVE to artists working in contemporary visual and performing arts. Please visit www.nexus.cavearts.org. Note: times are PST.