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Presented By: Center for Japanese Studies

CJS Thursday Lecture Series | Dancing in a Swirl of Imagery: A History of Butô Book Talk

Bruce Baird, Associate Professor, Director, East Asian Languages and Cultures; Program Director, Japanese Language & Literature, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Bruce Baird, Associate Professor, Director, East Asian Languages and Cultures; Program Director, Japanese Language & Literature, University of Massachusetts Amherst Bruce Baird, Associate Professor, Director, East Asian Languages and Cultures; Program Director, Japanese Language & Literature, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Bruce Baird, Associate Professor, Director, East Asian Languages and Cultures; Program Director, Japanese Language & Literature, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Please note: Due to updated guidance from the university in regards to the COVID policy, this lecture will be only in a webinar format. Please register here to attend: https://myumi.ch/rqqkA

Butô is one of the most important performing arts of the latter half of the 20th century. In this talk, I will consider some of the most important names in the first and second generation of butô with a special emphasis on the techniques the artists used to create new movements and achieve an unprecedented depth of performance. The the talk will open out into a consideration of the place of butô in a global history of the integration of the body-mind.

Bruce Baird teaches Japanese studies at the University of Massachusetts Amherst with a focus on butô, Japanese intellectual history, and new media studies.

Cosponsored by the Center for World Performance Studies.

This colloquium series is made possible by the generous support of the U.S. Department of Education Title VI grant.

This event is free and open to the public, but registration is required if you intend to participate virtually. Once you've registered, the joining information will be sent to your email. Webinar registration link to be announced. The Center for Japanese Studies will follow state, local, and University of Michigan guidelines for in-person events.

If there is anything we can do to make this event accessible to you, please contact us. Please be aware that advance notice is necessary as some accommodations may require more time for the university to arrange.
Bruce Baird, Associate Professor, Director, East Asian Languages and Cultures; Program Director, Japanese Language & Literature, University of Massachusetts Amherst Bruce Baird, Associate Professor, Director, East Asian Languages and Cultures; Program Director, Japanese Language & Literature, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Bruce Baird, Associate Professor, Director, East Asian Languages and Cultures; Program Director, Japanese Language & Literature, University of Massachusetts Amherst

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