August 11 | TALK: Contemporary Japanese Dance and its Historical Context

Daisuke Muto delivers an account of contemporary Japanese dance and its historical context, focusing on different choreographic ideas of corporeality. He looks at Butoh, its aftermath, modernisation and other ruptures, and various tropes that have shaped dance in Japan since the eighties. He uses video material to supplement this account. His talk will be followed by an open discussion about contemporary dance.
Muto is an associate professor at Gunma Prefectural Women’s University. His current research interest is the global history of modernism in dance in the 20th century as a phenomenon triggered by the encounter of the West and Asia. He has co-authored History of Ballet and Dance (Japanese, Heibonsha: Tokyo, 2012). His papers include Kazuo Ohno’s 1980, Anti-spectacle Strategy in Yvonne Rainer’s ‘Trio A’, and Asia as a Space of Differences (all in Japanese), among others. He is a regular contributor to Korean dance magazine MOMM, and the co-curator of Indonesian Dance Festival, bi-annually held in Jakarta.
Date: August 11, 2013 (Facebook event)
Time: 4 pm – 6 pm
Venue: Library, Goethe-Institut (Max Mueller Bhavan), K. Dubash Road, Kala Ghoda,
Mumbai – 400001
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Daisuke Muto’s talk is presented in collaboration with the Japan Foundation and Goethe-Institut Mumbai.