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KYOTO Butoh-kan

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Outstanding performance

One of the most impressive performances I have ever seen. It is a very intense experience that is... read more

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Reviewed 1 week ago
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Beautiful Performance

This was an incredible performance that I dont think you would see anywhere else. The theater has... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Butoh is an avant-garde dance that was born in Japan in the 1950s. Expressing a Japanese physicality and spirituality, the unique style of Butoh was a fresh challenge to the dance aesthetics of the time, undermining them from the ground up. Since...more
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Tsukinukecho Koromotanadori Sanjo Agaru, Nakagyo-ku, Nakagyo, Kyoto 604-8202, Kyoto Prefecture
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Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the most impressive performances I have ever seen. It is a very intense experience that is worth living.

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Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

warm welcome by the staff. Nice and very clean room. it was fantastic to be right in the historic area of Kyoto.

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Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was an incredible performance that I dont think you would see anywhere else. The theater has seats for eight people. The night I was there a family of seven canceled and the performance was completely directed to me. The performance was passionate, traditional, modern...More

Date of experience: April 2019
1  Thank jevans712
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My visit to Butoh-kan turned out to be one of the highlights of my trip to Kyoto. I enjoyed every minute of the hour long piece in all of its subtlety, depth, beauty and rawness. Every detail of the experience was thought through from the...More

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Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed March 19, 2019

If I every get back to Kyoto (and I will), I'll be back to see this again. This was an intense and personal 45 minutes I will not forget. There were only 4 of us in the audience and I was close enough to see...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank TCLynch
Reviewed February 28, 2019

I was interested in butoh before arriving in Japan and that is why I thought the Butoh-kan would be a safe bet. Perhaps "too safe". But the performance by Fukurozaka Yasuo ("antigraviton/lovely face") was mesmerising, disturbing, intimate, beautiful, and touching. I walked out overwhelmed and...More

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Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed February 23, 2019

I have been wanting to see a butoh performance since I first saw a show on PBS in the eighties, it is very intense and often primitive and exploratory dance style that is hard to describe for me. It is not for children or the...More

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Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed February 23, 2019

The Butoh-kan is a unique and intimate space. I went to see two performances there and each of them was a very special experience, I can highly recommend going there!

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Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Bambi P
Reviewed February 13, 2019

show was very strong energy and very poetic in a visual way. the theatre is small but the show and the lighting make it plenty of diferent spaces.

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Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed January 20, 2019

Best dance performance I witnessed in my life, a lot of emotions transferred with the beautiful movements, the music and the lighting. Unforgettable experience.

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Date of experience: January 2019
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