CINE DANCE : THE BUTOH OF TATSUMI HIJIKATA
ANMA (THE MASSEURS) + ROSE COLOR DANCE

by Takahiko IIMURA
1963-2001 / Betacam SP / b&w / silent / 1S / 20' 00

ANMA (THE MASSEURS) is a document of representative and historical work by the creator of Butoh dance, Tatsumi Hijikata in his early period of the 1960s. The film is realized not only as a dance document but also as a Cine-Dance, a term made by Iimura, that is meant to be a choreography of film. The filmmaker "performed" with a camera on the stage in front of the audience. With the main performers: Tatsumi Hijikata and Kazuo Ohno, the film has the highlights such as Butohs of a soldier by Hijikata & a mad woman by Ohno. The film, the only document taken of the performance, must be seen for the understanding of Hijikata Butoh and the foundation of Butoh.

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distribution format Digital file on server (NTSC)
screen 4/3 (single screen)
speed 29,976 fps
sound silent
rental fee 33,00 €