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Antony’s Obituary for Kazuo Ohno, Founder of Japanese Butoh Dance

SC194fullKazuo Ohno, a founder of Japanese modern dance, passed away last week on June 1. You might recognize this image of Ohno during a 1977 performance as the cover of Antony & the Johnsons’ 2009 album The Crying Light. Below is an obituary for Ohno written by Antony which appeared in the London newspaper The Guardian yesterday.

Kazuo Ohno, who has died aged 103, was one of the pioneers of butoh,┬áJapan’s striking contribution to contemporary dance. Butoh, which incorporated elements of existentialism, surrealism, German expressionism, kabuki theatre and eastern spiritual thought, was a reaction in part to the horrors of the second world war.

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ANTONY & THE JOHNSONS Release Video For Another World

ANTONY & THE JOHNSONS have released the video for the title track of their new EP, Another World, directed by Colin Whitaker.


Another World EP will be released 10/7/2008.

ANTONY & THE JOHNSONS Release Another World Teaser

ANTONY & THE JOHNSONS have released a teaser for the title track to their new EP, Another World.

Another World will be released 10/7/08.
Pre-order your copy HERE.

ANTONY & THE JOHNSONS Commissioned By Prada For Fashion Week

Prada commissioned ANTONY & THE JOHNSONS to compose a piece of music for their Fashion Week show. The piece is accompanied by a James Lima-directed and animated video.

The collaboration is available at, where you can download it for free in QuickTime, iPod, or Prada Phone formats. Click on “Fallen Shadows.”
Watch it HERE.

This track will not be released on ANTONY AND THE JOHNSON’S forthcoming ep, Another World, due out on Secretly Canadian on October 7.


ANTONY AND THE JOHNSONS have emerged with a new album, The Crying Light, which will be released January 2009. “Another World” is the first single, and it will be released as part of the five-song Another World EP which is being released on October 7.

Another World
Shake That Devil
Sing For Me
Hope Mountain

Available on CD & 12″, “Another World” is now available for pre-order HERE.


Faust by I Love You But I've Chosen Darkness
All White Everything by JJ
Wedding Day by Anand Wilder & Maxwell Kardon
Her Ghost by Woman's Hour
Aerosol Can (feat. Pharrell Williams) by Major Lazer
Pulsing (feat. Nina K) by Tomas Barfod
Red Eyes by The War On Drugs


Runaway by Electric Youth

Dynasti by JJ

Sunspot by Suuns


Songs: Ohia
Didn't It Rain (Deluxe Edition)


Gardens & Villa
Atlanta, GA - The Earl

Luke Temple
Nashville, TN - Exit In  w/ Foxygen, Dub Thompson

Amsterdam, NL - Tolhuistuin

The War On Drugs
Los Angeles, CA - The Fonda Theatre  w/ Cass McCombs

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