Click to increase image sizeClick to decrease image size Additional informationNotes on contributorsMegan V. NicelyMEGAN V. NICELY is an artist/scholar whose research involves choreographic experimentation through the medium of the body. She combines critical dance and performance studies theory and philosophy with physical practice in release-based dance, Japanese butoh, and somatics. Nicely is Associate Professor of Performing Arts and Social Justice/Dance at University of San Francisco. She has published in TDR, Choreographic Practices, Performance Research Journal, and others. Her company Megan Nicely/Dance has performed on both U.S. coasts, in the U.K., and in Europe.Notes1 Ethan Hoffman, Mark Holborn, Tatsumi Hijikata, and Yukio Mishima, Butoh: Dance of the Dark Soul (New York: Aperture, 1987); Jean Viala and Nourit Masson-Sekine, Butoh: Shades of Darkness (Tokyo: Shufunotomo Co., 1988).2 Roland Barthes, Camera Lucida: Reflections on Photography, trans. Richard Howard (New York: Hill and Wang, 1981), 27.3 Eikoh Hosoe, Donald Keene, and Shuzo Takiguchi, Eikoh Hosoe: Kamaitachi (New York: Aperture, 2009).4 Bruce Baird, A History of Butô (New York, Oxford University Press, 2022); Tanya Calamoneri, Butoh Dance in the United States and Mexico from 1970 to the early 2000s (New York: Routledge, 2022).5 Earlier English-language titles include: Susan Blakeley Klein, Ankoku Butoh: The Premodern and Postmodern Influences on the Dance of Utter Darkness (Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 1988); Nanako Kurihara, “The Words of Butoh,” in TDR 44, 1 (2000): 12-28; Kazuo Ohno and Yoshito Ohno, Kazuo Ohno’s World: From Without and Within, trans. John Barrett (Middletown, CT: Wesleyan University Press, 2004); Sondra Fraleigh, Butoh: Metaphoric Dance and Global Alchemy (Urbana, IL: University of Illinois Press, 2010); Bruce Baird, Hijikata Tatsumi and Butoh: Dancing in a Pool of Gray Grits (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012); Rosemary Candelario, Flowers Cracking Concrete: Eiko and Koma’s Asian/American Choreographies (Middletown, CT: Wesleyan University Press, 2016); Bruce Baird and Rosemary Candelario, eds., Routledge Companion to Butoh Performance (London: Routledge, 2018).6 Ralph Lemon, Geography: Art/Race/Exile (Middletown, CT: Wesleyan University Press, 2000); Ralph Lemon, Tree: Belief / Culture / Balance (Middletown, CT: Wesleyan University Press, 2004); Ralph Lemon, Come home Charley Patton (Middletown, CT: Wesleyan University Press, 2013).

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