Ankoku Butoh in Nagoya

My friend Kiyoko took me to the Autumn Festival in Nagoya while I was there in October visiting her and her family. One of events at the festival was an interpretive street dance performance called "Ankoku Butoh." It is a rather surreal, nihilistic form of dance that had it's genesis post-WWII in response to and rejection of societal norms. Painted gold, sparsely clad, grotesque/distorted movements and seemingly nonsensical – suffice it to say, it was interesting.