Butoh-Dance was created in the 60th in Japan, and became more and more popular in the European dance-scene. It rejects the strict rules of it's Euro- American predecessors in the Modern- and Expressive-Dance, and brings the personal experiences of the dancer into the center of view. In Butoh-Dance (original Ankoku-Butoh = Dance of the Darkness) the dancer exceeds the description of his everyday life, and the use of his body as an "instrument", but uses it as a medium of his inner world. Highest bodily, mental, and emotional presence is necessary, to achieve - fed by the memory of the past - wake contact with the present. A Dionysian theatre of nakedness comes into being, which's scale of expression reaches from meditative tenderness to excessive grotesque. It  is traditional theatre, that uses archaic pictures, and, at the same time, contemporary theatre of resistance against the takeover by a formatted, power and consume oriented society. Tradition and rebellion have united themselves in Butoh-Dance, and are in a state of continuous developement.