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Takao Kawaguchi: About Kazuo Ohno

Wednesday, October 5, 2016 at 7:30PM
Bowker Auditorium


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Japanese artist/dancer Takao Kawaguchi re-creates the persona of the legendary Butoh dancer Kazuo Ohno through his most celebrated masterpieces, such as "Admiring La Argentina," "My Mother" and "Dead Sea, Ghost, Wienerwaltz." Capturing Ohno's unique improvisational style for the distinctive features of his body and movements, Kawaguchi projects himself into the forms and shapes of the master Ohno's body.

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General Admission: $25; Five College and 17 & Under: $10; Five College Faculty & Staff: Please call the Box Office

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" it suddenly popped into my head that I wanted to become Kazue Ohno" Japanese artist/dancer Takao Kawaguchi re-creates the persona of the legendary Butoh dancer Kazuo Ohno through his masterpieces such a "Admiring La Argentina" (1977), "My Mother"(1981), and "Dead Sea, Ghost, Wiener waltz" (1985). Capturing Ohno's style that was improvisational and unique for the distinctive features of his body and movements, Kawaguchi projects himself into being into the forms and shapes of the master Ohno's body- reliving the dream. Here copy becomes an original. Audience members are invited to a pre-concert talk at 6:30 p.m. in Bowker Auditorium Outreach: Movement classes and lectures will be offered in conjunction with this event and may be open to public participation and observation as space permits. Please call Asian Arts and Culture Program at 413-577-2486 for information and reservations.
Interview by the Performing Arts Network Japan can be found here

 


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Sponsors

Pioneer Valley Hotel Group   UMass Amherst Department of Asian Languages, Literature and Culture

Funders

The Japan Foundation, The Japan Society New York, The Agency of Cultural Affairs Japan.