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Sankai Juku

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. Choreographer Ushio Amagatsu’s works are sublime visual spectacles and deeply moving theatrical experiences. Sankai Juku returns to Seattle with Amagatsu’s exquisite new work, Meguri: Teeming Sea, Tranquil Land, a poetic meditation on the passage of time as symbolized by the circulation of water and the seasonal transformation of the earth.

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