Tadashi Endo’s butoh-choreography performed by the Yvette Bozsik Company
'Where can people find their true home?
Perhaps where they can find love and safety?
Could this be the reason for the wandering
throughout our lives incessantly?'
Tadashi Endo, living and working in Göttingen, Germany, is one of the greatest butoh dancers and choreographers living today, trained by the iconic founders of butoh dance, Tatsumi Hijikata and Kazuo Ohno. He has been the head of the MAMU butoh centre in Göttingen for 25 years.
Tadashi Endo is presented his work HA DÔ in Hungary in 2019, after Brazil and Germany, performed by the then 25 year old Yvette Bozsik Company. Their joint premiere was the result of three years of collaboration between Tadashi Endo and the Yvette Bozsik Company, after butoh workshops in Budapest.
The performance is a memento to the all-time victims of wars.
Tadashi Endo, honorary medalist of the city of Göttingen, met the great butoh master Kazuo Ohno in 1989 and is one of the most renowned butoh dancers in Europe. With his solo dance pieces MA, FUKUSHIMA MON AMOUR, MABOROSHI, IKIRU –hommage à Pina Bausch, etc., he continues to delight audiences.
Tadashi is in demand around the world as a choreographer and director. He created the dance pieces SHI ZEN (Teatro LUME, Brazil), SOPRO (Carlos Simioni, Brazil), HA DÔ2 (Yvette Bozsik Company, Hungary), BLACK MIRROR (Teatro Rituale Eugenia Vargas, Mexico), I HAVE A DREAM and FUTURI SMO (with Carla Fracci, Italy). He has worked as a choreographer and dancer in several opera productions with e.g. Madame Butterfly, Theater am Gärtnerplatz Munich and Don Giovanni, Hamburg State Opera, both directed by Doris Dörrie, Tristan & Isolde, Hanover State Opera, directed by Stephen Langridge and for the Int. Handel Festival Göttingen at Admeto, director: Doris Dörrie, Lotario, director: Carlos Wagner. Tadashi has been running his own dance studio, the Butoh-Centrum MAMU, in Göttingen since 1992, where he gives workshops and master classes.