The wind that cuts the body by Choy Ka Fai

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The wind that cuts the body by Choy Ka Fai

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Driven by his interest in exploring the conditions of the human body, multi-disciplinary artist Choy Ka Fai focuses his research on choreographic practices in
Asia. The wind that cuts the body presents his current investigation into Butoh, which arose in Japan at the end of the 1950s, encompassing a diverse range of techniques from dance, theatre, and movement. Choy traces the legacy of one of the key founders, Tatsumi Hijikata (1928–1986) who sought a new form of physical expression he referred to as ankoku butō (“dance of darkness”), delving into imageries of the grotesque and sickness of the human form. The research presentation will feature a selection of reference materials from the Tatsumi Hijikata Archive in Tokyo and from the artist’s expeditions, interviews, and documentary sketches. In his pursuit, Choy went to the extent of interviewing the spirit of Hijikata through an itako (Japanese shaman) and to speculate on the technological possibilities of dancing with Hijikata again.

The wind that cuts the body is curated by Khim Ong, Deputy Director, Curatorial Programmes.

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The wind that cuts the body presents Choi Ka Fai's investigation into Butoh, which arose in Japan at the end of the 1950s, encompassing a diverse range of techniques from dance, theatre, and movement.

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Onsite (CCA)

Exhibition Start Date

2017-10-13

Exhibition End Date

2017-12-10

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No

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No

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Citation

“The wind that cuts the body by Choy Ka Fai,” NTU CCA Singapore Digital Archive, accessed May 26, 2022, https://ntuccasingapore.omeka.net/items/show/123.