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Dance20th Anniversary ProductionSankai Juku
"MEGURI―Teeming Sea, Tranquil Land"


bunkacho_geijutsusai_symbolmark.gifThe 72nd National Arts Festival by Agency for Cultural Affairs presents

20th Anniversary

2017/2018 Season

"Butoh Today" vol.1

PLAYHOUSE

25 Nov. - 26 Nov., 2017

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Running time is approx. 1 hour 30 mins with no intervals

The first performance in the "Butoh Today" line-up sees Sankai Juku take the stage and create a unique, sophisticated, beautiful and meditative world. Not only is AMAGATSU Ushio directing and choreographing this piece, but he is also designing the space and costumes. He regards Butoh as part of the "dialogue with gravity", presenting works that touch on those universal aspects of human nature: birth and death. He has also created his unique vocabulary based on body language and shared his works in 700 cities and 45 countries around the world. He is highly regarded for the universality and artistic strength of his works.

"MEGURI-Teeming Sea, Tranquil Land" is his latest work, that premiered worldwide in March 2015. To date, it has been performed in seven cities and five countries, namely France, Brazil, Australia, Singapore and Japan, and performances are scheduled for nine more cities in France, Switzerland and Slovenia in 2017.

"MEGURI" uses the Chinese character "meguru - to turn"

As it is a pictographic character representing the circulating of water and everything that rotates,

it is also used for movement and circulation that follows a certain order;

the vicissitudes of time, the cycle of the seasons, changes in the environment, etc.

The walls used on stage feature a deformed fossil of Palaeozoic sea lily.

AMAGATSU Ushio


Staff

Directed, Choreographed, and Designed AMAGATSU Ushio 1

Music KAKO Takashi, YAS-KAZ, YOSHIKAWA Yoichiro


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Cast

Sankai Juku

AMAGATSU Ushio

SEMIMARU, IWASHITA Toru, TAKEUCHI Sho,

ICHIHARA Akihito, MATSUOKA Dai,

ISHII Norihito, MOMOKI Shunsuke

World Premiered at Kitakyushu Performing Arts Center in March 2015
Co-produced by Théâtre de la Ville, Paris (Paris, France), Kitakyushu Performing Arts Center (Fukuoka, Japan), Esplanade - Theatre on the Bay (Singapore) and Sankai Juku (Tokyo, Japan)

Schedule

November 2017

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Booking Opens

Sunday, 10th September 2017, 10:00 am (GMT+8:00)

Tickets

AB
¥5,400 ¥3,240

Tax included

The New National Theatre,
Tokyo Box Office:

+81-(0)3-5352-9999

10:00 - 18:00

Tickets are sold via the website of PIA Corporation.

Concession Prices (students, juniors, seniors, groups)
Under 15s discounts are available online. Other types of discount tickets are not available online. Please inquire at the Box Office or by telephone. (+81-(0)3-5352-9999 10:00 - 18:00)

Booking Z seats (Day Tickets) 1,620 yen
Z seats are available at the Box Office from 10:00 a.m. on the day of the performance. One ticket per person. Telephone bookings are not accepted.

Please Note

  • No admittance to pre-school children. Each child older than this age requires a ticket for entry, even when accompanied by a parent or guardian.
  • Tickets may not be changed or refunded except in the case of a cancelled performance.
  • A special discount price is available for disabled guests. Please inquire at the Box Office for details.
  • Users of wheelchairs are requested to contact the Box Office before coming to the theatre.
  • Preferred seats may not be available on the first day of ticket.

The walls used on stage feature a deformed fossil of Palaeozoic sea lily.

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