胡蝶の舞 - ‘dance of the butterfly’

This is how the butterfly dance of the bugaku repertoire must have looked like. The Noh version is much less ‘realistic’: apart from the headpiece, the costume does not necessarily remind of the wings of a butterfly. I wonder if, in the past, the dance of the Noh Kocho was influenced by the bugaku version.

 

胡蝶の舞楽

 

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Diego Pellecchia

Noh theatre scholar and practitioner.

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