Butoh: Sex and Gender Deconstructed in Brazilian Body Practices


The following paper elaborates an analysis of the Butoh practice. Butoh's aesthetics and body knowledge have become part of the cultural studies. Many artists and performers today use Butoh as a dissent practice of gender and sexuality. It is intended to present the work of the Brazilian artist Mogli Saura, creator of Kaos Butoh: a tropical interpretation of the influence of Japanese body art. In addition, it seeks to bring together human knowledge through technology and globalization. To support the discussion the concept of the body is studied in the works of Christine Greiner, Kunichi Uno. Finally, it intends to expose how the artistic practices of the Japanese Butoh master Tatsumi Hijikata elevates the Brazilian body art to strange and disruptive levels and promoted the creation of artworks on culture, gender, and sexuality.

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Noah Cidreira Ribeiro, Universidade Federal da Bahia, Brazil

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Conference: KAMC2023
Stream: Gender

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To cite this article:
Ribeiro N. (2023) Butoh: Sex and Gender Deconstructed in Brazilian Body Practices ISSN: 2436-0503 – The Kyoto Conference on Arts, Media & Culture 2023: Official Conference Proceedings https://doi.org/10.22492/issn.2436-0503.2023.25
To link to this article: https://doi.org/10.22492/issn.2436-0503.2023.25

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