An experimental art festival staged in Tokyo’s underground spaces. The programs will explore “underground” through its historical time and space and showcase programs rich in diversity and an element of surprise. With Butoh, which arose after the World War II in Japan and spread on a global scale at its core, this project will replay the various art expressions influenced by Butoh in the modern underground spaces.
With the artistic assets and know-how of the Kazuo Ohno Archive at its core, the organization promotes efforts to build international networks and spread the word about the significance of a cross-cutting dance archive. Aiming to assist in promoting Butoh culture and pass it on to future generations, the Network gathers and preserves a range of materials and plans productions that make use of them.
It is also engaged in efforts to develop new archiving techniques based on 3D technology.