New revelations include the under-represented role of women in the development of the form, the connection between butoh and neuroscience, and the cross-cultural perspective of international influences on the evolution of the dance. Butoh: Cradling Empty Space will appeal to dance students, teachers, performance art scholars, movers, and anyone interested in choreography, theater, and Japanese history, culture and art. The book includes rare photographs, helpful graphics, a detailed bibliography and footnotes, and resources for additional information.
Praise for Vangeline’s choreography and dance work:
“Captivating.” —New York Times “
[She] moves with the clockwork deliberation of a practiced Japanese Butoh artist.”—Los Angeles Times.
“Vangeline has created a book that is both scholarly and engaging…This is a true classic” –Karen D’Onofrio, ELJ.
“A remarkable new volume..the perfect introduction to Butoh”–Dance critic Elizabeth Zimmer.
“A great fit for anyone looking to learn more about the brain and the dance form of butoh”–Picture this Post
ONE OF THE TOP THREE BOOKS SELECTED BY DEBORAH MILLER (Outer Critics Circle, Barrymore Awards for Excellence in Theatre, Stage Magazine, DC Metro Theater Arts on Oct 23, 2020).