New Free Online Course "Exploring Japanese Avant-garde Art Through Butoh Dance" Available Now on FutureLearn
October 2, 2018
From September 24, Keio University is providing a new course titled "Exploring Japanese Avant-garde Art Through Butoh Dance" on FutureLearn*, an international platform for Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs).
This course will be taught by the Keio University Art Center’s (KUAC) Professor Yohko Watanabe and Takashi Morishita, a researcher at KUAC in charge of the Hijikata Tatsumi Archive.
Known today as "Butoh," this form of dance which developed in Japan has spread globally in its short six-decade history. While examining materials held by KUAC to follow the footsteps of Tatsumi Hijikata, the very first Butoh dancer, this course will also invite Butoh dancers and researchers active in Japan and around the world as guest speakers, enabling you to learn about this Japanese dance form from a variety of perspectives. The duration of the course is 4 weeks and the language of instruction is English; however, certain videos will be in Japanese with English subtitles. There is no fee to take the course.
*What is FutureLearn?
FutureLearn is an online educational platform for Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) that was launched in 2013 by The Open University in collaboration with 23 world-leading universities, the British Council, the British Museum, and the British Library. Keio University began holding courses on FutureLearn in 2016.