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Ushio Amagatsu

Tokyo, Japan and Paris, France

Ushio Amagatsu (天児 牛大 Amagatsu Ushio, born in 1949 in Yokosuka, Kanagawa) is a Japanese choreographer known as the leader of the Butoh dance group Sankai Juku, which he founded in 1975. He is the a...

Kazuo Ohno

Kazuo Ohno (大野 一雄 Ōno Kazuo, October 27, 1906 – June 1, 2010) was a Japanese dancer who became a guru and inspirational figure in the dance form known as Butoh. It was written of him that his very ...

Tadashi Endo

Tadashi Endo (born 1947) is a butoh dancer resident in Göttingen, Germany. Endo is a Japanese national. He studied theatre direction in Vienna before touring Europe giving solo performances accompa...

Katsura Kan

Diego Piñon, Butoh Ritual Mexicano

Tlalpujahua, Mexico

Yoko Ashikawa

Tatsumi Hijikata's pupil and principle dancer for many years. Hijikata called himself "the image" and Ashikawa "the dictionary."

Ko Murobushi

Göttingen, Germany

After studying under Tatsumi Hijikata in the late 1960's, Murobushi gave up dance to become a wandering monk in the Yamabushi tradition. He returned from his ascetic life in the mountains and co-fo...

Min Tanaka

Yamanashi-ken, Japan

Min Tanaka developed an approach to dance that he called Body Weather. In 1977, he travelled the length of Japan, dancing every day, from Kyushu to Hokkaido. He improvised naked and usually out...

Akaji Maro

Akaji Maro co-founded the group Dai Rakadua Kan in 1970.

Yoshito Ohno

Yokohama, Japan

Kazuo Ohno's son and frequent collaborator.

SU-EN

Sweden, Sweden

Joan Laage (KOGUT)

Seattle, United States

Natsu Nakajima (Muteki-sha)

Tokyo, Japan

Denise Fujiwara

Toronto, Canada

Carlotta Ikeda

Paris, France

Yumiko Yoshioka

Berlin, Germany

Minako Seki

Berlin, Germany

Zac Fuller

Frank Van de Ven

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Masaki Iwana

Bordeaux, France

Daisuke Yoshimoto

Imre Thormann

Bob Webb

San Francisco, United States

Hiroko Tamano

Berkeley, United States

Jay Hirabidashi ??spell(Kokoro)

Vancouver, Canada

Maureen Freehill (Momo)

Vashon Island, United States

Akira Kasai

Tokyo, Japan

Yukio Waguri

Tokyo, Japan

Codified Hikijata's teachings in "butoh-fu".

Kae Ishimoto

Tokyo, Japan

Dai Matsuoka

Tokyo, Japan

Nicole LeGette (blushing poppy)

Chicago, United States

2000s – Present

Ximena Garnica (LEIMAY-CAVE)

Brooklyn, United States

Koichi Tamano

Tamano was one of Tatsumi Hijikata's principle dancers from 1965-1972. Hijikata called him "the bow-legged Nijinsky."

Jennifer Hicks

Boston, United States and New Orleans, United States

1980s – Present

Director of CHIMERAlab Dance Theatre

Daniele Wilmouth (filmmaker)

Chicago, United States

Sheri Brown

Seattle, United States

Shinichi Momo Koga (Inkboat)

outside: San Francisco, outside: San Francisco

Mizu Desierto

Portland, United States

Nathan Montgomery (Syzygy Butoh)

Boulder, United States

Julie Becton Gillum (Legacy Butoh)

Asheville, United States

Maureen Fleming

upstate NY, upstate NY

Rhizome Lee (Subbody Butoh)

Dharamsala, India

Seiji Tanaka

Nara, Japan

Mitsutaka Ishii

Tokyo, Japan

Kats D Fukuoka?

Minneapolis, United States

Tanya Calamoneri (SoNoGo Butoh)

New York, United States

LaVie

Tokyo, Japan

Kayo Mikami, Torifune

Tokyo, Japan

Seisaku

Tokyo, Japan

Yukio Suzuki

Tokyo, Japan

1990s – Present

Based ju

Taketeru Kudo

Tokyo, Japan

Oguri

Los Angeles, United States

Kota Yamazaki (Fluid hug-hug)

Moeno W.

Bordeaux, France

Tomoe Shizune

Tokyo, Japan

Michael Sakamoto

San Francisco, United States

Saga Kobayashi

Tokyo, Japan

Itto Morita (Goo Say Ten)

Sapporo, Japan

Mika Takeuchi (Goo Say Ten)

Sapporo, Japan

Ken Mai

Helsinki, Finland

Gabrielle Marie Rotie

London, England

Batarita

Budapest, Hungary

Tiziana Longo

Berlin, Germany

Terry Hatfield

Bangkok Thailand, Bangkok Thailand

Djalma Primordial Science

Berlin, Germany

Kim Itoh

Vanessa S

Seattle, United States

Sal Vanilla

Gajuca (group)

Mexico City, Mexico

Sabine Seume

Düsseldorf, Germany

Diana Garcia Snyder

Seattle, United States

Tess deQuincy ?

Australia, Australia

Akihito Ichihara

Tokyo, Japan

Motimaru (group)

Berlin, Germany

Motimaru is a butoh dance company created in Tokyo by Motoya Kondo and Tiziana Longo, two dancers trained at the Kazuo Ohno Butoh Dance Studio. They both studied for five years under the direction ...

Motoya Kondo

Berlin, Germany

Kazuo Ohno Dance Studio (group)

Yokohama, Japan

1960s – Present

Dance Studio set up by Kazuo Ohno

Sankai Juku (group)

Paris, France and Tokyo, Japan

Juan José Olavarrieta

Dai Rakuda Kan (group)

Yuko Kaseki

Berlin, Germany

Gerry Gardner

Salt Lake City, United States

Lee Swee Keong

Singapore, Singapore

Byakko-sha (group)

Kyoto, Japan

Dairakudakan (group)

Tokyo, Japan

Hoppo-Butoh-ha (group)

Sapporo, Japan

Kozensha

Tokyo, Japan

Bishop Yamada

Sapporo, Japan

Toru Iwashita

Kyoto, Japan

Semimaru, Kokutoin

Toyama Prefecture, Japan

Kokutoin (group)

Toyama, Japan

Anzu Furukawa

Berlin, Germany

1970s – 2000s

was born in Tokyo in 1952 in 1972-75 studied under professor Yoshiro Irino in the Toho-gakuen College of Music since 1973 worked as a choreographer, performer and scenarist in various groups in J...

Atsushi Takenouchi, Jinen Butoh

1980s – Present

Vangeline Theater (group)

New York, United States

Vangeline

New York, United States

Tetsuro Fukuhara (Tokyo Space Dance)

Tokyo, Japan

Mitsuyo Uesugi

Tokyo, Japan

Tatsumi Hijikata

Tokyo, Japan

1960s – 1980s

Tatsumi Hijikata (土方 巽 Hijikata Tatsumi, March 9, 1928 - January 21, 1986) was a Japanese choreographer, and the founder of a genre of dance performance art called Butoh. By the late 1960s, he had ...