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1972 became a disciple of Tatsumi Hijikata
made a debut as Butoh dancer at "27 Nights for Four Seasons"
1978 first solo piece "Wings for Tower" choreographed by Tatsumi Hijikata
1979-84 discontinued dancing and became an Edo-Komon (Kimono) dyer
1985 made a comeback in Hijikata's last work "Tohoku Kabuki project"
1987-89 performed abroad with Natsu Nakajima
1990 organized his Butoh company "Kohzensha"
1991 a collaboration with membrane sculpture "Blue Pillar"
1993 a collaboration with film "Tales of Light & Shadow"
1994 a seasonal sketch of Japanese body "Wedding with Field"
1995 a collaboration with Japanese drums "Submerged Waterfall"
1996 a travel through 7 Worlds of Butoh choreography "Butoh Kaden"
1997 omnibus with string instruments "Erola --- Dream of Stone"
1998 released CD-ROM "Butoh Kaden" from Justsystem
performed and gave workshop at Indonesia and Korea
solo performance "Bone of Earth", dedicated to 13th anniversary of Hijikata's death
1999 a folklore sketch of Japan "House of Spring"
teach at Waseda University, department of literature
participate festival RIBA in Klaipeda, Lithuania
participate Korea Japan Art festival in Seoul, Korea &Tokyo
teach at International Workshop Festival in Melbourne, Australia




Excerpts from press review

"Waguri's butoh goes beyond words""As a butoh dancer, Waguri encounters himself through butoh"
<The Japan Times, 1996 March, Japan>

"His face is covered with white powder, accentuating their unearthy appearance, evoking images of fear, desperation, eroticism and ecstasy."
<The Jakarta Post, 1998 September, Indonesia>

"While watching the artist in the stage, audience could imagine anything---from earthly images to the Space. Some recognized there the history of the humankind, the others symbols and elements of the Earth: for one moment he becomes a stone, after a while a tree, an insect, fire..."
<Klaipeda Times, 1999 June, Lithuania>

"Avant-garde art does not mean to lose one's own nationality. It has tight relationship with particular cultural background. That is what Waguri's Butoh suggests, and why the presnter put his performance program on stage."
<The Central Daily Times, 1999 June, Korea>
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