A New book “The Portrait of Ōno Yoshito”, written by Inuhiko Yomota and edited by Dance Archive Network, has been published.
This book reveals the whole history of Yoshito Ohno as a butoh dancer by Inuhiko Yomota’s text with many precious photographs. The story covers from the butoh’s first performance “Forbidden Colours” in 1959 and the following period of experimentation with Tatsumi Hijikata & his father Kazuo, his retreat from stage and comeback, document on his Chinese tour in 2016 with which the author Yomota accompanied, to his masterpiece “Flower and Bird” which was premiered in Yokohama, Japan in 2013 and performed also in Italy, Brazil, Poland and China.
Prologue/ Up to “Forbidden Colors”/ Alter Ego and Lost Language/ Resurrection/ Beijing and Tianjin/ “Flower and Bird”/ Personal Notes
Portrait of Ono Yoshito
Written by Inuhiko Yomota; Translated by John K. Gillespie
Photographs: Eikoh Hosoe, Daido Moriyama, Masahisa Fukase, William Klein, Tim Walker, Dominic Nahr, Zheng Yuanbo and Sun Zhicheng
Print: Tadanori Yokoo
Edited by NPO Dance Archive Network
Publised by Canta Co.Ltd, 2017
210 pages/ Bilingual edition: Japanese & English/ Size: 19 × 25.7 cm
Price: 3,240 yen
China tour. Photo: Zheng Yuanbo, Sun Zhicheng
(In order of the appearing page)