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Profile of Torifune Butoh Sha
|1991||Founded by Yukio Mikami theoretically based on the dancing philosophy of Kayo Mikami.|
|1992||The first performance Kenka ("Consecration of Flowers") .|
|1994||The Shonan Butoh-ha was founded as an affiliated organization consisting of 30 amateurs of all ages in Shonan area.|
|1991||Opened "The Physical Training Studio for Citizens" theoretically based on Noguchi Exercises.|
|2001||The Heian Butoh-ha was founded as an affiliated organization consisting of university students of Kyoto Seika University , Kyoto.|
|Yukio Mikami (writer/ director and
choreographer of Torifune Butoh Sha) |
Born in Aomori Prefecture.
|1967||Attended the Meiji-Gakuin University Tokyo |
Joined Tenjo-Sajiki the theater group by Shuji Terayama.
Acted in "Abandon Books,Go out to the City","Marie in Fur","Jashu-mon"
Produced at the Nancy Theater Festival, Les Halls in Paris,Micris in
Holland. Co-directed "A Man-Driven Airplanne, Solomon" with Shuji
Terayama at Holland Biennale.
|1974||Scholarship student at the University of Nancy(C.U.I.F.E.R.D), the deparment of theatrical arts.|
|1983||Published "Humming Birds Wouldn't Sing" from Kadokawa Shoten Publishers.|
|1984||Wrote lots of travel sketches, film reviews and other miscellaneous articles for a variety of magazines.|
|1991||Founded Torifune Butoh Sha and produced.|
|1991-|| Directed and choreographed all of its works. |
Also he works as director and choreographer for other theatrical performances.
|Kayo Mikami (Ph.D.in Dance Arts / butoh
dancer / butoh scholar)|
Born in Tokushima Prefecture.
|1976||Graduated from Ochanomizu Women's University and earned B.A.|
|Trained by Tatsumi Hijikata, founder of Ankoku Butoh School.|
|1983-98||Trained by Michizo Noguchi originator of Noguchi Exercises.|
|1997|| Graduated from Ochanomizu Women's University, graduate
school (Dancing in Education).|
Wrote "A Study of Tatsumi Hijikata, or an Approach to Aankoku Butoh" as her doctoral thesis and earned Ph.D.in Dance Arts from Ochanomizu Women's University.
|1993||Published "The Body as a Vessel, or an Approach to Tatsumi Hijikata's Aankoku Butoh" based on the above thesis from ANZ Publishers.|
|1996||Lecturer at Tama College of Arts.|
|2001||Published "How to Live as a Physical Existance - Five Suggestions to Liberate our Body, Sense and Action" (Mikami et al.) from Sobun Kikaku Pulishers.|
|2007-||Associate professor, Kyoto Seika University, the Department of Humanities.|
| Originally some members of the studio were participants of
Mikami's Physical Training Studio for Citizens. |
In 1994 they founded the studio as an affiliated organization of Torifune Butoh Sha and started its performances with San'GETTAN.
Members of the troupe (about 30 people) consist of house wives, school teachers, cartoonists, hospital nurses, municipal government officers, university students, high school students who refuse to attend school, surfers, motorcycle gang, etc. of all ages from 10 to 80 (50 years of age on average) living in Shonan area of Kanagawa Prefecture.
In 2000 they conducted a tour in Milan, Italy, and Brno, Czech and had several performances together with Brno people.
|Members of the studio are students of Kyoto Seika University. In November 2001 they founded the studio as another affiliated organization of Torifune Butoh Sha with a membership of 10 people, and performed Kokurico in Suita City, Osaka.|