About This Project
Most butoh dance exercises use image work to varying degrees: from the razor blades and insects of Ankoku Butoh, Dairakudakan’s threads and water jets, to Seiryukai’s rod in the body. There is a general trend toward the body as “being moved,” from an internal or external source, rather than consciously moving a body part. A certain element of “control vs. uncontrol” is a necessary element through this expression.
Conventional butoh exercises sometimes cause great duress or, pain, starvation, and sleep deprivation all part of life, which may help the dancers access a movement space where the movement cues had terrific power.
Some exercises from Japan have specific body shapes or general postures assigned to them.
I photograph people theatricality, sometimes in costume, sometimes because of the look. It may or may not have anything to do who they really are it’s theater in that moment. That’s the true essence of all Photography. I chosen a decisive moment in time to capture. If I do it right you see what I wanted you to see. Pictures don’t tell the truth, they tell a story; The trick is to tell a story worth telling for the life of the image.