Trajal Harrell // Used, Abused, and Hung Out to Dry

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Trajal Harrell // Used, Abused, and Hung Out to Dry

Time: February 13, 2013 at 8pm to February 14, 2013 at 10pm
Location: MoMA
Street: 11 West 53rd Street
City/Town: Manhattan
Website or Map: http://www.moma.org/visit/cal…
Event Type: butoh reappropriation, trajal harrell, gutai and butoh
Latest Activity: Feb 13, 2013

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This new work stems partially from Harrell's research into the life and work of Japanese choreographer Tatsumi Hijikata (1928–1986), and his development of butoh, a dance form he created in part to resist the conservatism he saw permeating the choreography of postwar Japan. Hijikata situated butoh as an outlaw, literary, and surrealist dance form, drawing on themes of death, criminality, abjection, and corporeality.

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