Performance: 'About Kazuo Ohno - Reliving the Master Diva's Masterpieces'
October 5, 2016
UMass Amherst Campus
“It suddenly popped into my head that I wanted to become Kazuo Ohno...”
Japanese artist/dancer Takao Kawaguchi re-creates the person of the legendary Butoh dancer Kazuo Ohno through his personal interpretation of Ohno's masterworks including “Admiring La Argentina” (1977), “My Mother”(1981), and “Dead Sea, Ghost, Wiener Waltz” (1985). Kawaguchi captures the improvisatonal and unique style created by Ono for the distinctive features of his body and movements and projects himself into the forms and shapes of the master Ohno's being. Kawaguchi's embodiment relives the dream and the "copy" becomes an original.
This seven-city tour of Takao Kawaguchi's About Kazuo Onho is produced and organized by Japan Society, New York and supported by The Japan Foundation Performing Arts JAPAN Program and the Agency for Cultural Affairs, Government of Japan in the fiscal year 2016.
Audience Members are invited to a preconcert talk at 7 p.m. in Bowker Auditorium.
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