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