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Classic Dancing

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Classic Dancing

Buyô, Japanese dances, were developed based on incantations such as invocations of the spirits of the dead and prayers for the repose of souls. Buyô consists of the following three elements:

  • Mai means to turn the body round.
  • Odori means to jump.
  • Furi means to impersonate movements reflecting everyday and social conditions. Mai, odori, and furi are described in their original meanings above, but they all mean dancing now.