Exploring movement through improvisation, Butoh master Min Tanaka presents the New York debut of Locus Focus, a new series that began in 2006, which abandons staged performance in favor of open-air dances in parks, streets, fields and seashores. Tanaka??™s performances accompany the P.S.1 exhibition Min Tanaka: Photos 1973-2005. Log onto www.ps1.org for updates on the performance schedule.
About the Artist
Born in 1945 Japan, Min Tanaka is one of the world??™s leading Butoh dancers and choreographers. Trained in classical ballet and modern dance, Tanaka was a student of the founder of Butoh, Tatsumi Hijikata, and has been performing internationally for over 30 years. Through the years P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center has hosted various performances by Tanaka, including his legendary 1978 dance on the snowy rooftop of the Clocktower Gallery, which led to collaborations with artists such as Richard Serra and John Cage. Tanaka continues to expand his range of collaborations in opera, theatre, film, visual arts, multimedia installation, and dance, including musicians Minoru Nogucji and Cecil Taylor, the late writer Susan Sontag, and psychiatrist Pierre-F?©lix Guattari.
Presented by P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center (a Museum of Modern Art affiliate).