Atsushi Takenouchi

Atsushi
Photo: © Georges Karam_R

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Nationalität: Japan

Adresse: Pisa - Italien

Website: www.jinen-butoh.com






Atsushi Takenouchi joined the butoh dance company “Hoppo-Butoh-ha“ in Hokkaido in 1980.
His last performance with the company was "Takazashiki" (1984), which was worked on by butoh founder Tatsumi Hijikata.
Atsushi started his own theme “Jinen Butoh” in 1986, and created solo works “Itteki” and “Ginkan,” as a universal expression of nature, earth, and ancient times, environments.
He made a three-year “JINEN” tour project throughout Japan for 600 site-specific improvisations (1996–1999). Since this time, he has been inspired by the spirit of the universe of  Kazuo Ohno and Yoshito Ohno.
Since 2002, he has been mainly based in Europe, working on Butoh dance collaboration projects with dancers and actors in Italy, France, Poland, Spain, U.S.A., South America, and other countries.
Joining in festivals such as Paris Butoh Festival, NY Butoh Festival, Avignon off Festival, etc, he has been presenting his solo pieces.
At the same time, he also collaborates with film makers. The recent work in Alaska and Hawaii, “Ridden by Nature” (by Kiahkeya), an environmental art film, will be completed soon.
Following the 6month Butoh course from October 2014, he is planning to start 1 year Butoh school from 2015 October in Pontedera in Italy.


Atsushi
Photo: © Georges Karam_R

Atsushi
Photo: © 2007 Karsten Mühlhaus
Atsushi
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