Yoshito Ohno

Born in Tokyo in 1938, Yoshito Ohno performed the role of the young boy in Tatsumi Hijikata’sKinjiki [Forbidden Colours] in 1959. Throughout the 1960s he was active in butoh scene until he quit performing in 1969 soon after his first solo recital. In 1985, he made his stage comeback as he appeared alongside Kazuo Ohno inThe Dead Sea; thereafter he was to direct all of Kazuo’s stage performances. Among his legendary collaborations are:The Promising Morning (2010) with the Tanztheater Wuppertal dancers’ Julia Anne Stanzak and Eddie Martinez,Antony and the Ohnos (2010) with Antony and the Johnsons and Clear-Eyed Spirit (2017) with Anohni. He premiered his soloFlower and Bird in 2013, and performed it in Europe (2014 & 2015), Brazil (2015), and China (2016 & 2017). Author ofKazuo Ohno – Food for the Soul (Film Art Sha, 1999) and Butoh: A Way of Life (Canta Co.Ltd, 2015).