Buto : dance as an initiatory journeyFeatured

Buto is a contemporary dance form founded in the 1960s by the Japanese dancers Tatsumi Hijikata (1928-1986) and Kazuo Ono (1906-2010). Hijikata created a form of expression that was transcultural, transgressive and revolutionary, rejecting institutionalised artistic styles but sometimes making reference to...

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South Korea - The simmanisFeatured

It was in the Sôrak mountains in South Korea that we met Park Dong Jun, a member of the Simmani brotherhood of wild ginseng seekers. Photographer Pierre Bessard had the privilege of following him on his quest for this now extremely rare root. A plant so sacred and precious that only the "chosen" of Sansin (or Sanshin), the mountain spirit, can find her after dreamlike visions and ritual purification.

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