This book is a complete guide to the Alishina Method which draws on classical and avant-garde Japanese dance traditions to offer a systemized approach to Butoh dance training. It provides practical instruction and fully illustrated exercises, including instruction on basic body training and exercises for cultivating Qi and refining the senses.
Born in Kobe, Japan, in 1963, Juju Alishina is a Japanese dancer and choreographer. She has trained in traditional Japanese dance and Butoh. In 1990 in Tokyo, she founded her own dance company, NUBA, in the pursuit of a new style of Butoh. In 1998, Juju Alishina moved her company to Paris and since then has developed her own methods, beyond Butoh dance, both in Paris and abroad. She has also taught Japanese dance (traditional and Butoh) in universities in the USA and has lead several artistic and educational activities worldwide. This book was first published in Japan in 2010 and the French translation followed in February 2013.
Jessica Kingsley Publishers
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