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ANKOKU BUTOH (Dance of Darkness): Moments of transmutation.
Butoh reveals the ascetic dimension of the body by getting rid of the stipulated conventional aesthetic and unmasking the grotesque, androgynous and obscure that resides in the repressed unconscious.
Butoh pursues the awareness of repressed emotion, pain, and its evoked images, seeking transmutation through dance to achieve the liberation of the socially established. The social and individual "masks" vanish as trance transforms into dance. “Butoh taps the subconscious body by stripping the social body, and its aesthetic dramatizes the beauty of emergent form through natural processes of birth and decay. (...) Butoh is at once, natural and theatrical.“ Sondra Fraleigh.
With/con Alicia E. Tébar.