A short performance by Ryuzo Fukuhara.
Ryuzo Fukuhara studied BUTO under anohter outstanding Japanese artist, Min Tanaka. This style came to existence more than forty years ago and its enormous originality springs from the fact that it demands from a dancer the ability to transform his or her inner images and feelings into physical motion. In addition to this, it emphasises the thought processes of the dancer. BUTO does not demand any specific form as classical ballet or modern dance does, but leaves the display and result entirely up to the dancer. According to Fukuhara, a BUTO dancer needs a strong and uninterrupted motivation to maintain physical motion, combined with ready wit that enables them to develop motion into different variations. There are as many forms of BUTO as there are dancers, and this is why we can see BUTO as an unceasing attempt to find expression in dance and an answer to the question of what the dance means.
10th International Festival Theatre Pilsen Booklet (Printed Edition)