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 (Photo - Hiroshi Sakata)
Eternity 永遠 2016—2021 with Masaki Iwana
Spring: Sunday 13 – Sunday 27 May 2018
at La Maison du Butoh Blanc, South Normandy, France
Kamimura, disillusioned by the world and himself, combats and connects with the world before him…
The Intensity of Nothingness
The Dance and Thoughts of Masaki Iwana
Second Edition 2011
First Edition 2002
Price: 3500円 / €35 / US$50