Born in Japan in 1945, dancer/actor Min Tanaka studied and performed traditional modern dance in the late 1960s. In 1973, he began creating his own works at the same time butoh dance was developing in Japan, and he later worked closely with butoh pioneer Tatsumi Hijikata. In 1985, Tanaka co-founded the Body Weather Farm two hours from Tokyo in order to explore the origins of dance in an agricultural life. Pianist/composer Cecil Taylor was born in New York in 1929, and he trained at the New England Conservatory of Music before making his first recordings in the mid-1950s. This is the third collaboration between these two artists, who have continued working together up to the present day. Because of the improvisatory elements present in both the music and the dance, each of their joint performances is unique.