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Sankai Juku: Hibiki

By Julye Huggins
SANKAI JUKU OFFICIAL movie from "HIBIKI "

Opening tonight at Place des Arts in Montréal, the internationally renowned butoh company Sankai Juku presents Hibiki. The all-male company features performers Ushio Amagatsu, Semimaru, Sho Takeuchi, Akihito Ichihara, Ichiro Hasegawa and Dai Matsuokais. The group’s director, choreographer and designer Ushio Amagatsu hones a mesmerizing serenity in his company as he expounds his “second-generation” Butoh style. As quoted in a Wikipedia article, he maintains that “butoh is a dialogue with the gravity, ” with his work “sympathizing or synchronizing” with gravity. The company’s next Canadian stop is Vancouver on November 5th and 6th.
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