"... The nearly 2-hour-long piece was overshadowed by Brazilian dancer Joao Roberto de Souza’s brief, yet poignant, preshow. His hairless body painted classic-butoh white, elfin de Souza emerged onstage trailing a skirt of orange tie-dyed fabric.
Untying the ends of the cloth from around his waist, he gripped them in his out-stretched hands as he began to run around the stage, his mounth gaping in one of the mask-like grimaces that characterize butoh.
In just four minutes, without speaking a word, de Souza had expressed the hopes, grief and ultimate frailty of the human condition."
Titania Leung Inglis – The Oakland Tribune – ANG Newpapers – Oakland – Estados Unidos da América, 03 a 09 de agosto de 2001.