舞踏

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Etymology[edit]

From 暗黒舞踏 (あんこくぶとう, ankoku butō, dark dance) = 暗黒 (あんこく, ankoku, dark, darkness) + 舞踏 (ぶとう, butō, dance), from 暗黒舞踊 (あんこくぶよう, ankoku buyō, darkness dance), by replacing 舞踊 (ぶよう, buyō, (classical Japanese) dance) with the archaic 舞踏 (ぶとう, butō, dance).[1]

Noun[edit]

舞踏 (hiragana ぶとう, romaji butō)

  1. butoh, a form of Japanese contemporary dance.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kurihara, Nanako. The Most Remote thing in the Universe: Critical Analysis of Hijikata Tatsumi's Butoh Dance. Diss. New York U, 1996. Ann Arbor: UMI, 1996. 9706275