Your primary reading for this week is p.1-50 of "Towards the Bowels of the Earth", a wonderful overview of butoh.  You are also asked to read two short interviews with butoh artists, one with Kazuo Ohno and one with Min Tanaka.  Lastly, please read the chapter on contemporary dance from "Theater in Japan" (approx. 3 pages in length).  (I am having the whole book scanned, because I think you may find other sections of it useful to read on your own.)  An optional additional reading is the sections on femininity and masculinity from "Kazuo Ohno's World".

You are also asked to view the documentary on Butoh that is on reserve in the dance classroom.

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