Considered one of the most acclaimed Butoh performers in Japan today — Masaki Iwana is a rarity in that he still maintains the original Butoh spirit, having begun his dance career outside the “butoh genealogy” in 1975. Until 1982 he presented 150 experimental performances in which he stood straight, completely naked and perfectly still.
Since then, in Europe as well as Japan, Iwana has presented his performances and workshops continuously – and has created works built on his sharpened aesthetic in more than 100 cities and 40 countries around the world.
Iwana represents the institute for the research of Butoh – La Maison du Butoh Blanc, based in southern Normandy in France.
Masaki Iwana © Hiroshi Sakata
Eternity 永遠: The very
La Maison du Butoh Blanc, South Normandy, France
Summer: Sunday 12 – Sunday 26 August 2018
The Music Box of Nyon (2021)
Masaki Iwana's fifth independent theatrical film
Fundraising has been launched to support Masaki Iwana's latest film, set in Switzerland and Japan.
Request for Crowdfunding: 24 Feb – 23 Apr 2020
The Intensity of Nothingness
The Dance and Thoughts of Masaki Iwana
Second Edition 2011
First Edition 2002
Price: 3500円 / €35 / US$50