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documentary Aï-Amour, Carlotta Ikeda and her Butoh A choreographer's universe

A choreographer's universe

Aï-Amour, Carlotta Ikeda and her Butoh A choreographer's universe


Immersion in Carlotta Ikeda’s world, Japanese choreographer of Butoh dance.

Butoh is a Japanese dance that was created after World War II, in reaction to the Hiroshima traumatism in a society in complete mutation. Butoh is usually danced with a body almost nude, painted in white and with a shaven head. This “dance of darkness” was invented by Tatsumi Hijikata and is known for slow and highly controlled movements, for its poetry and its minimalism, and for grotesque images, taboo subjects and extreme or absurd environments.

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  • Carlotta Ikeda | Choreographer
  • Ko Murobushi | Dancer
  • Hitomi Urata | Dancer
  • Yumi Fujitani | Dancer
  • Yukari Nio | Dancer
  • Sabine Seume | Dancer
  • Christine Choo | Dancer
  • Léone Cats Baril | Dancer
  • Ariadone Company


  • Directed by:
    • Kamal Musale
  • Production date: 1994
  • Duration: 38 min
  • Production: © Les Films du Lotus
  • Available version(s): FR, EN
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