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By Sondra Horton Fraleigh

Dancing Into Darkness is Sondra Horton Fraleigh's chronological diary of her deepening realizing of and appreciation for this artwork shape, as she strikes from a place of aesthetic reaction as an viewers member to that of assimilation as a scholar. As a scholar of Zen and butoh, Fraleigh witnesses her personal creative and private transformation via essays, poems, interviews, and reflections spanning twelve years of research, a lot of it in Japan. a number of functionality images and unique calligraphy through Fraleigh's Zen instructor Shodo Akane light up her words.

The items of Dancing Into Darkness move barriers, simply as butoh anticipates a starting to be worldwide amalgamation. "Butoh isn't really a cultured move grafted onto Western dance, " Fraleigh concludes, "and Western dance could be extra japanese than we've got been in a position to see. "

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