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Sankai Juku in "Umusuna: Memories Before History" at BAM

Sankai Juku in "Umusuna: Memories Before History" at BAM

Company:

Sankai Juku

Location:

Brooklyn Academy of Music, Peter Jay Sharp Building

Dates:

Wednesday, October 28, 2015 - 7:30pm daily through October 31, 2015

Tickets:

http://www.bam.org/dance/2015/umusuna-memories-before-history

Company:
Sankai Juku

Part of 2015 Next Wave Festival

Sankai Juku
Choreography, concept, and direction by Ushio Amagatsu

On a stage dusted with sand, androgynous talc-covered bodies—with heads shaved and corsets cinched—trace graceful arcs through the grains, inscribing time. They are Sankai Juku, the incomparable Japanese dance troupe, who return to BAM for the first time in almost a decade. Typifying the Butoh tradition, which was born from the ashes of Hiroshima, Umusuna: Memories Before History probes the ravages of history to recover our original bond with the four elements. Gnarled hands, craned necks, and gaping mouths fold into a meditative procession of centered, impeccably controlled movement from which an austere beauty emerges.

Music by Takashi Kako, Yas-Kaz, and Yoichiro Yoshikawa

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