What is Butoh? Movement in The Trojan Women

Choreographer Julie Vessey collaborated with director Ingrid de Sanctis and The Trojan Women actors to create a style of movement in this production that responds to the difficult themes of the play. In this video clip, actress Rachel Zapata, who plays Hecuba, talks about the central role of movement in the play. This production relies heavily on the influence of Butoh, a Japanese form of interpretive dance that arose in response to WWII. Watch this video to see how Butoh will be used in the play.

Apologies for the poor video quality, the setting and lighting setups were less than ideal.