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  • Duration: 55 min
  • Europe
  • Adult audience
  • 214 vues

Mitsuyo Uesugi

Mitsuyo Uesugi learned the art of Buto and physical mastery with Kazuo Ohno.

She has since gone on to become a prominent international artist, working in Japan, the USA and France (including a spell as a member of the company led by Catherine Diverres and Bernardo Montet).
She approaches the composition of her solo shows like a painter, conjuring up bold new images with her body.
Elle is a performance which spans two contrasting ages: the character starts out as an elderly woman, and in the second half becomes a young girl. In the process, Uesugi invokes the spirit of a long line of women, living and deceased: “the women who have provided spiritual nourishment throughout my life”. A remarkable study in metamorphosis from a peerless physical poet.

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With the support of the Franco-Japanese Sasakawa Foundation.
Photos credit : Maurice Melliet


More informations

  • Place of capture : Le Palace
  • Collection : Mimos 1997