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DANCE FILM OPEN CALL 

UNTIL FEBRUARY 15, 2023

THREE

Naoto Iina
Saturday 10 September 2022
17:00 GMT+2
Metropolis Kino
  • Dance Film
Japan

| Synopsis

William Klein photographed Tatsumi Hijikata, Kazuo Ohno, and Yoshito Ohno in Tokyo in 1961. This “Dance Happening” by Klein captured the gang of dancers walking through the town of Ginza, improvising and dancing. “Dance Happening” is the only photographic piece that captured these three legendary Butoh dancers together. In the film “THREE” Takao Kawaguchi, Dai Matsuoka, and Mikiko Kawamura are each accurately copying the choreography of the three legends; Kazuo Ohno, Tatsumi Hijikata, and Yoshito Ohno. The video was initially created for the TOKYO REAL UNDERGROUND in 2021 and later re-edited as a dance film with additional scenes. The choreography of “Tango, Bird” (1971) by Kazuo Ohno is part of the performance piece “About Kazuo Ohno” (2013) by Takao Kawaguchi, which is known for breaking the taboo of the Butoh world by copying Ohno’s choreography from the video recordings of his dance performances. Dai Matsuoka, who Yoshito Ohno taught in person, aims to hand down Yoshito’s dance to the next generation. To be more precise, Tatsumi Hijikata choreographed Yoshito Ohno, and Yoshito Ohno handed down the choreography to him. Mikiko Kawamura has also perfectly copied the choreography from “Hosotan” (1972). Each copy is not a plain imitation but reproduces the choreography through detailed analytics. Original Japanese title 三 (san).

| Credits

Direction / Composition
Naoto IINA

Performance
Takao KAWAGUCHI
Dai MATSUOKA
Mikiko KAWAMURA

Choreography
Kazuo OHNO
Yoshito OHNO
Tatsumi HIJIKATA

Naoto Iina

| Biography

Iina Naoto is a videographer, director, dramaturg, visual scenographer and producer based in Tokyo, Japan. Iina is the founder of Dance and Media Japan and International Dance Film Festival. He is also an associate professor at Tokyo Zokei University and lecturer at Za Koenji Theatre Academy. Recently he has been working on cross-genre works with video, dance and text. He is in charge of direction, composition, filming and editing of the online Butoh program “Re-Butoooh” (NPO Dance Archive Network).

| Biography

Iina Naoto is a videographer, director, dramaturg, visual scenographer and producer based in Tokyo, Japan. Iina is the founder of Dance and Media Japan and International Dance Film Festival. He is also an associate professor at Tokyo Zokei University and lecturer at Za Koenji Theatre Academy. Recently he has been working on cross-genre works with video, dance and text. He is in charge of direction, composition, filming and editing of the online Butoh program “Re-Butoooh” (NPO Dance Archive Network).