Thursday, October 01, 2015

October 1-3 Memories Before History

Butoh is an experimental modern dance style originating in Japan in 1959. Sankai Juku from Japan and France is responsible for exporting butoh to the world beginning in the early 1980s. Their style is one of the most refined and elegant - they are a great introduction to the genre. Video excerpts of their performances are widely available on the Internet. It is extremely rare for groups from Japan to tour the US. There are occasional performances in Portland and Seattle by local performers.

For 3 evenings Sankai Juku returns to Seattle, a city significant to them, with Umusuna: Memories Before History. They present a workshop Sunday.

Sankai Juku at the University of Washington World Series Meany Hall UW Campus 8PM $50-55