A Life With Butoh and Japanese Performing Arts — An Interview of Midori Okuyama

Amélie Geeraert
Kokoro Media
Published in
12 min readMar 12, 2024

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Midori Okuyama is a Japanese theater producer who has always been involved with the Japanese performing arts. One of her main works is producing Sankai Juku, the most famous butoh dance company. In this interview, she talks about Japanese arts and how it is received by foreign audiences, explains to us what butoh is about, and how working with Sankai Juku…

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Amélie Geeraert
Kokoro Media

Living in Japan since 2011. I love interviewing inspiring people.