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Sankai Juku

Meguri: Teeming Sea, Tranquil Land

Oct 17Oct 19

Performance Dates

  • Thu Oct 17 2019 8:00 PM
  • Fri Oct 18 2019 8:00 PM
  • Sat Oct 19 2019 8:00 PM


Meany Hall – Katharyn Alvord Gerlich Theater

Declared “one of the most original and startling dance theater groups to be seen” by The New York Times, Sankai Juku is renowned as Japan’s finest example of contemporary Butoh. Directed, choregraphed and designed by Ushio Amagatsu, Sankai Juku's exquisite new work, Meguri: Teeming Sea, Tranquil Land is a poetic meditation on the passage of time as symbolized by the circulation of water and the seasonal transformation of the earth. Amagatsu’s works are sublime visual spectacles and deeply moving theatrical experiences.

The singular glory of Sankai Juku is that it achieves almost pure metaphor.
  — Time

(NOTE: there will be no pre- or post-show lecture for this event.)

The ENCORE program for this performance is available to READ ONLINE

World Dance Series generously underwritten by the families of Delaney and Justin Dechant and Ira and Courtney Gerlich in honor of their Mom, Katharyn Alvord Gerlich

Directed, Choreographed, and Designed by:

Music by: 
Takashi Kako, YAS-KAZ, Yochiro Yoshikawa

Toru Iwashita 
Sho Takeuchi 
Akihito Ichihara 
Dai Matsuoka 
Norihito Ishii 
Shunsuke Momoki 
Taiki Iwamoto

Realization of Sea Lilies (décor): 

Costume Realization: 
Masayo Iizuka

Co-produced by:
Theatre de la Ville (Paris, France)
Esplanade – Theatre on the Bay (Singapore)
Kitakyushu Performing Arts Center, (Fukuoka, Japan)
Sankai Juku, (Tokyo, Japan)

North American Tour Produced by: 
Pomegranate Arts 
Linda Brumbach, Executive Producer 
Alisa E. Regas, Associate Producer

World Premiere:
Kitakyushu Performing Arts Center, March 2015

Sankai Juku’s 2019 North American tour is supported by Shiseido