Dance Happening June 1961
William Klein, NPO Dance Archive Network
- 336 pages
- 197 × 260 × 26 mm
- ISBN 9784902098129
- English, Japanese
- Apr 2021
Photographer William Klein took photographs of a performance by Butoh founders Tatsumi Hijikata, Kazuo Ohno and Yoshito Ohno when he first visited Japan in 1961. His subsequent photo book TOKYO was published in 1964 and contained just four of the photographs from that performance. This new publication brings together over 500 photographs that were cut out of the original release, shedding light on this legendary collaboration between Klein and the Butoh dancers from a rehearsal studio in Meguro to the streets of Nishi-Shimbashi and Ginza 4-chome.
The Butoh dancers perform their new form of expression surrounded by onlookers and the post-war atmosphere of Tokyo city 60 years ago. Relive the events of that day, which has carved itself into dance history as you turn the pages.