In the world of dance few names resonate as deeply as Kazuo Ohno; the founder of Butoh revolutionized dance in and out of Japan by pushing artistic boundaries throughout his expansive career. With his precise movements and dramatic full-body makeup, Ohno’s distinctive visual signatures have also been a source of inspiration within the world of fashion. Image maker Barnaby Roper looks to Ohno in this inventive original beauty story for Models.com starring Chiharu Okunugi. With makeup artist Mariel Barrera, hair stylist Esther Langham and stylist Keegan Singh recreating Ohno’s stark look as Chiharu poses up a storm, the inventive story truly captures the spirit and feel of one of the true masters of movement.
Butoh - Piercing the Mask Documentary