NINA – Young, Gifted and Black – Butoh Dance Performance (2016)


NINA – Young, Gifted and Black by Sandro Masai

In 1977, Kazuo Ohno created the most world famous butoh performance “La Argentina Sho” [Admiring La Argentina], directed by Tatsumi Hijikata and dedicated to the great Spanish dancer Antonia Mercé. In 2015, Tadashi Endo created and performed “IKIRU – Hommage à Pina Bausch”, who was his friend. This year 2016, Sandro attended an intensive-ten-day butoh workshop with Tadashi at his Butoh Centrum Mamu, where Sandro got deeply inspired to create this performance to celebrate all these great dancers and Nina Simone.

Nina Simone (born Eunice Kathleen Waymon; February 21, 1933 – April 21, 2003) was an American singer, pianist, songwriter, arranger and civil rights activist.

Photo: Mette Thea Jacobsen

Photos from the performance: Barmabás Várszegi and Lucia Margheritini


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