Butoh is one of those art forms that, in a heroic attempt to remain open to possibility, refuses to define itself. As in all such forms, those lacking training have few obstacles in defining themselves as practitioners. The result is a lot of not-so-great dance under the moniker of the post–WWII Japanese dance form. This is unfortunate, because if you're lucky enough to experience a truly authentic butoh company, rarely will you see anything so exquisitely primal and contemporary at the same time. Leave it to the Asian Art Museum to hand-pick such a company, or in this case, four of... More >>>