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Though much younger than the late Kazuo Ohno and the late Tatsumi Hijikata, two legends of butoh, Akira Kasai was also a pioneer of the art form in the 1960s and ’70s. He was even dubbed the “Nijinsky of butoh.”

Now, a performance in Tokyo is set to feature Kasai, 67, performing with his 35-year-old son Mitsutake. The show, “Tsui” (“Pair”), could turn out to be an artistic amalgamation or a feud between two styles of bodily expression.

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