Tatsumi Hijikata and Butoh

Tatsumi Hijikata was a Japanese choreographer and founder of the genre of dance performance art butoh. Loosely translated, butoh means earth or stomp dance. It involves precise, often slow movements, and playful and grotesque imagery. Our director, Steve Bogart, is interested in incorporating movement influenced by butoh into SHOCKHEADED PETER.

Learn more about Hijikata and butoh here.