By Sondra Horton Fraleigh
Dancing Into Darkness is Sondra Horton Fraleigh's chronological diary of her deepening figuring out of and appreciation for this paintings shape, as she strikes from a place of aesthetic reaction as an viewers member to that of assimilation as a scholar. As a scholar of Zen and butoh, Fraleigh witnesses her personal inventive and private transformation via essays, poems, interviews, and reflections spanning twelve years of analysis, a lot of it in Japan. a variety of functionality images and unique calligraphy by way of Fraleigh's Zen instructor Shodo Akane remove darkness from her words.
The items of Dancing Into Darkness go obstacles, simply as butoh anticipates a transforming into international amalgamation. "Butoh isn't really a classy move grafted onto Western dance, " Fraleigh concludes, "and Western dance should be extra japanese than we now have been capable of see. "
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