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Aï-Amour, Carlotta Ikeda and her Butoh

A choreographer's universe

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Cast

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

Program notes

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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