Dance Archive Network records the changing world of dance,
making new discoveries to pass on to future generations.

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Dance Archive Network holds a collection of approximately 25,000 performance flyers and programs, photographs, videos and notes etc. left by Kazuo and Yoshito Ohno. We are now in the process of collecting and documenting not only Butoh but all dance styles, and bringing it online. To explore our current collection, click below:


Information on events, works and research based on archival material, shared with the hope of expanding the possibilities of the dance archive and its role in society.


A semi-regularly published newsletter, researching dance archives.

About DAN

NPO Dance Archive Network (DAN) was established in 2016 in order to manage the growing archives held at the Kazuo Ohno Dance Studio.

With the artistic work of Kazuo and Yoshito Ohno at its core, DAN collects a wide variety of documents on dance in Japan and abroad, with the aim of improving peoples understanding of dance and building an international network.

Support DAN

The work of Dance Archive Network relies on contributions from the public. To help us continue our activities, please consider supporting us with a donation.

Suggested donation : 1,000 JPY
Dance Archive Network will issue a recipt for your donation, however unfortunately we cannot offer tax refunds at this time. We thank you for your continued support of our organization. For all enquiries, please contact us an e-mail.

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