The New York Times

Queer Butoh: finding belonging in the dance of darkness

The performance series Queer Butoh may seem as if it were marrying two disparate things. But queerness has informed Butoh — an avant-garde movement, born in Japan after World War II — since its inception.

“People who feel different feel at home in Butoh,” said Vangeline, a dancer and choreographer who founded the New York Butoh Institute, which produces Queer Butoh with Howl Arts. The performances in the series’ fourth annual edition, which begins on Monday, will be streamed, prerecorded, on Vimeo and, through June 28.

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