BUTOH EAST & WEST: THE MAKING OF GAIA (60MINS DVD)
This documentary tracks the fascinating cultural event that took place when Dairakudakan, the world’s oldest and largest Butoh company from Japan, created a new work for Australian physical theatre company Zen Zen Zo. It features training, rehearsals, and
interviews, as well as footage of the performance of Gaia, an impacting new work about the current environmental crisis. Included is a 20-minute supplementary classroom exercises section that covers a number of Butoh exercises and training methods.
NB: The documentary section contains some brief footage which includes partial nudity (in performance footage only) in line with the Butoh aesthetic.