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WASHINGTON DC: Unit Souzou presents "88: Hachi Hachi" at Dance Place

WASHINGTON DC: Unit Souzou presents "88: Hachi Hachi" at Dance Place

Company:

Dance Place

Location:

Dance Place
3225 8th Street NE
Washington, DC 20017

Dates:

Saturday, January 6, 2018 - 8:00pm
Sunday, January 7, 2018 - 4:00pm

Tickets:

http://www.danceplace.org/performances/unit-souzou/

Company:
Dance Place

Intricately weaving taiko, dance and theater, 88: Hachi Hachi is a bold theatrical performance investigating the space that exists between two people. Portland-based Unit Souzou's Co-Directors Michelle Fujii and Toru Watanabe face each other through a rhythmic journey uncovering their entwined lineages and personal histories.

88: Hachi Hachi evokes layers of meaning found in the number eight, considered particularly auspicious in Japanese culture. The husband-and-wife duo’s wedding anniversary on August 8 and other coincidences echo the double meaning of the word “88” – “head to head,” the touching of foreheads symbolizing intimate communication. Integrating taiko, dance and drama, a series of vignettes finds the performers negotiating space while tangling, yielding and finally, synchronizing with each other’s rhythms.

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