Witness an uncanny cybernetic dance experiment conjuring Butoh master Tatsumi Hijikata from beyond the grave using a spirit medium, live dance, motion capture and a lively digital avatar.
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Unbearable Darkness explores the legacy of the expressive and historic dance form Butoh, questioning its appropriation in Western culture while searching for a new choreographic language for the Asian body. This paranormal performance stirs up long-gone spirits and investigates the choreographic process of a ghost.
Running time: 60 minutes
Performed in Japanese (with English surtitles)
Image: Katja Illner
Presented at Liveworks by Choy Ka Fai and Performance Space