Yuko Kawamoto

Butoh Choreo Lab #2
Yuko Kawamoto 川本裕子

Choreographed and Performed by Yuko Kawamoto
Assistant dancers: Maki Tojo, Minori Kato

Video Release Date Feb 08, 2021

Biography
Butoh dancer. Began studying under Yukio Waguri in 1991, appearing in major works with “Yukio Waguri + Kozensha”, and learning the Tatsumi Hijikata Butoh method.
After going independent in 1998, she began adapting Hijikata’s style to create her own, and became creating and sharing her work both at home and abroad. In 2000 she founded “Shinonome Butoh”.
Recently, she has been engaged in Butoh exchanges in Europe and Asia, notably with “Asia Butoh Tree Project”, which promotes Butoh around Asia and has been highly acclaimed.
As a Butoh instructor, she analyses the Hijikata Butoh method that has been left in his notations in a way that can be understood by people of different cultures and languages, and teaches it to inexperienced people in an easy to understand manner by breaking it down into different elements. She strives for people to maximise their individuality, and not stick to a specific style.

プロフィール
舞踏家。1991年より和栗由紀夫に師事。「和栗由紀夫+好善社」で主な作品に出演し、土方巽の舞踏メソッドを学ぶ。
1998年に独立した後は、土方のスタイルを独自の形に変えて創作活動や普及活動を国内外で行っている。2000年に「東雲舞踏」立ち上げる。
近年は、ヨーロッパやアジアとの舞踏交流を活発に進めており、特にアジアに於ける舞踏の普及活動「Asia Butoh Tree Project」は高い評価を得ている。
舞踏講師としては、言葉で記された土方巽の舞踏メソッドを異なる文化や言語の人にも理解できるように解析し、要素に分けるなどの工夫をして未経験者にもわかりやすく教えている。形にとらわれることなく、個々の個性を最大限引き出そうと努めている。

Producer: Dai Matsuoka
Videographer: iromono lab
Photographer: Masabumi Kimura
Translation/PR: NPO Dance Archive Network
Web/Project Management: NPO LAND FES
Supported by Kanagawa Prefecture Cultural Affairs Division, Agency for Cultural Affairs, The Japan Foundation Center for Cultural Exchange in Vietnam
助成:神奈川県文化芸術活動再開加速化事業補助金、文化庁文化芸術活動の継続支援事業
協力:国際交流基金ベトナム日本文化交流センター

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