伯父 UNCLE offers audiences an intimate and personal insight into the Butoh world. Yoshito Ohno gifted the waistcoat, exhibited in the center – point of the room, to Nicole after their reunion in Yokohama, at the Kazuo Ohno Dance Studio in 2016. The waistcoat’s skillful craftsmanship and modest design are emblematic of the qualities that sew and weave the societal fabrics of the Butoh movement.

Waistcoat, courtesy of Yoshito Ohno and the Kazuo Ohno Dance Studio

Water Lilies 2 1994, Teatre Fonte, Yokohama (1994). Photography by Eikoh Hosoe, Calligraphy by Masakatsu Gunji.

Kazuo Ohno’s Centenary, Photography by William Klein “Crab Dancer”(1961). Designed by Akira Mabuch.

With support from the Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation, Kazuo Ohno Dance Studio and Dance City.

Installation support from Arnaud Moinet