Ju-Ni Hitoe oder die Entdeckung der Seele (1994)

Minako Seki, Sayoko Onishi and Yumiko Yoshioka belong to the tatoeba - Théâtre Danse Grotesque. Their expressive performance contains elements of contemporary Butoh dance but is also a ... See full summary »

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Jutta Ohlenberg

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Sayoko Onishi Sayoko Onishi ... Dancer
Minako Seki Minako Seki ... Dancer
Yumiko Yoshioka Yumiko Yoshioka ... Dancer
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Minako Seki, Sayoko Onishi and Yumiko Yoshioka belong to the tatoeba - Théâtre Danse Grotesque. Their expressive performance contains elements of contemporary Butoh dance but is also a parable on the Asian world of sensibility and irrationality and the way modern Japanese women see themselves. The central idea for this experimental Butoh dance film are life's metamorphoses. A method of filming was developed which draws the camera right into the intensity of the dance movements. This heightened sensual concentration allows the viewer to correspond intensely with the dance itself. "JU-NI HITOE" is a symbol of ancient Japanese Culture dating back to the 9th century. "JU-NI HITOE" means "the twelve-layered robe" and refers to twelve kimonos worn on top of each other in descending colours, each with gold embroidery. Today these are worn as state garments by the Japanese Emperor and his family on special occasions. For many Japanese women this clothing represents not only the dignity of ... Written by Jutta Ohlenberg and Rolf Coulanges

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butoh dance | f rated | dancing | See All (3) »

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Germany

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14 February 1994 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Ju-Ni Hitoe or the Discovery of the Soul See more »

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