Dance of Darkness
NamesHolborn, Mark, 1949- (Narrator)Hijikata, Tatsumi, 1928-1986 (Interviewee)Hijikata, Tatsumi, 1928-1986 (Choreographer)Hijikata, Tatsumi, 1928-1986 (Performer)Ōno, Kazuo, 1906-2010 (Interviewee)Ōno, Kazuo, 1906-2010 (Choreographer)Ōno, Kazuo, 1906-2010 (Performer)Velez, Edin (Producer)Velez, Edin (Director)Velez, Edin (Videographer)Velez, Ethel (Producer)Maro, Akaji (Performer)Ohsuga, Isamu (Performer)Motofuji, Akiko (Performer)Ōno, Yoshito, 1938- (Performer)Dairakudakan (Dance company) (Performer)Electronic Arts Intermix (Organization) (Sponsor)Voyager Company (Presenter)Sept (Firm) (Producer)WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.) (Producer)WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.) (Producer)
Garry Reigenborn Video Archive
Dates / OriginDate Created: 1989
Library locationsJerome Robbins Dance DivisionShelf locator: *MGZIDVD 5-7367
TopicsButōDance -- JapanStreet theater -- Japan
GenresFilmed interviewsFilmed performancesFilmed danceInterviews
NotesStatement of responsibility: a videotape by Edin Velez ; presented by The Voyager Company.Content: Narration in English; some of interview responses in Japanese, followed by English translation.Butō Dances performed include: Tamai Re and The Five Rings by Dai Rakuda Kan ; Parade (Gyo Retsu), The Silver Seed, and Tai Matsu by Byakko Sha ; Tama Jari Hi Me by Byakko Sha's Hiruta Sanae ; Hosotan (1979) by Tatsumi Hijikata ; Admiring La Argentina, and The Dead Sea by Kazuo Ohno.Creation/production credits: Project sponsor, Electronic Arts Intermix ; producers, Ethel Velez, Edin Velex, in association with La Sept and New Television WNET/WGBH ; director & camera, Edin Balez ; VTR & audio, Ethel Velez ; videotape operators, Chris James, John Ransome, Stu Oppenheim.Performers: Narrator, Mark Holborn.Performers: Interviewees and performers include: Tatsumi Hijikata, Kazuo Ohno, Yoshito Ohno, Akaji Maro, Isamu Ohsuga, Akiko Motofuji.Original version: Original format: 1 videocassette (VHS) ; 1/2 in.Acquisition: Gift; James Clark Reigenborn; 2009.
Physical DescriptionVideocassetteExtent: 1 videocassette (VHS) (55 min.) : sound, color ; 1/2 in.
DescriptionDescribes the beginnings of butō, chiefly the work of Tatsumi Hijikata and Kazuo Ohno, and shows its development into a dark dance theater that oversteps conventional social behavior and stage to play in underground theater and in the street.
Type of ResourceMoving image
IdentifiersNYPL catalog ID (B-number): b20052436Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 0b7a9c70-8a9a-0131-8db0-58d385a7bbd0
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