Hijikata Tatsumi’s explosive 1959 debut Forbidden Colours sparked a brand new style of efficiency in Japan – butoh: an artwork type of contrasts, via turns surprising and serene. Considering that then, although pastime has grown exponentially, and folks far and wide the sector are interested in butoh’s talent to enact paradox and contradiction, audiences are much less an expert in regards to the contributions and inventions of the founding father of butoh. Hijikata Tatsumi and Butoh strains the rollicking historical past of the advent and preliminary maturation of butoh, and locates Hijikata’s performances inside the highbrow, cultural, and financial ferment of Japan from the sixties to the eighties.