Buto definition

bo͝otō
A dance form developed in postwar Japan which rejects Eastern and Western dance conventions, expressing intense emotions through slow, controlled, and sometimes distorted movements.
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Origin of buto

  • Japanese butō short for (ankoku) butō dance (of darkness) bu dance (from Middle Chinese ʋuə̆´) to step on, stamp, tread (from Middle Chinese dap) probably also influenced by to stamp on, tread (from Middle Chinese tfiaw)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition