?   I am not a person and I am not an animal. There is something I am here for something I must do before I can go.
--WSB

"Yoshito Ohno explained to us that Butoh dance was born out of the memories in Hijikata and Kazuo Ohno of the terrible tragedies of the Second World War, their hatred and their pain; he talked about how Kazuo had suffered in his journey back to Japan from the Philippines, of how he had seen people die on the boat, and that he prayed with them, with those images, and that he also offered them his movement. Then he would ask: what’s in your prayer? about what do you pray? for whom do you pray? And that way we began to move."
Gustavo Thomas

(Source: gustavothomastheatre.blogspot.com)

— 12 months ago with 22 notes
#butoh  #tatsumi hijikata  #yoshito ohno  #kazuo ohno  #prayer 
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