A Tribute to Tatsumi Hijikata’s Ailing Dancer
November 5, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, repeating until November 27, 2019
An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until November 27, 2019
Photography Exhibition: A Tribute to Tatsumi Hijikata’s “Yameru Maihime (Ailing Dancer)”
November 5 – November 27, 2019
Exhibition Hours: Monday-Friday 10am-7pm, Saturday 12-5pm, Closed on Sundays
*Opening Event with Special Guests’ Talk & Butoh Performance*
Tuesday, November 5 at 7pm
Six well-known Japanese Butoh dancers brought to life the ghosts rising out of the legendary essay “Yameru Maihime (Ailing Dancer)” , written by Tatsumi Hijikata in Akita, where the story developed during the years 1935-1938.
The photo book was published in Japan last year in order to celebrate the 90th anniversary of Hijikata’s birth and to pay tribute to his unprecedented work. The photos were taken by Masahiko Taniguchi who has worked closely with many Butoh dancers in Japan. This exhibition will feature a selection from Taniguchi’s photo book, which has never been shown in the U.S. before as well as some of archival images of Hijikata.