KŌSA – between two mirrors
Over the past thirty-five years, the work of Tokyo-based company Sankai Juku has become known worldwide for its elegance, refinement, technical precision, and emotional depth. Founder Ushio Amagatsu’s contemporary Butoh creations are sublime visual spectacles and deeply moving theatrical experiences. He is one of the premiere choreographers at work in the world today.
Sankai Juku will return to North America in the fall of 2023 with KŌSA. Created in 2022, KŌSA consists of excerpts from pieces from Sankai Juku’s repertoire that have been reimagined to constitute a work in its own right. Amagatsu has built this new evening-length work in an effort to present the most essential elements of his vision: “By using no decor, only pure dance and the philosophical perception of images, I tried to bring everyone into my universe with as much curiosity as that which inhabited us at the first creation.”
“The singular glory of Sankai Juku is that it achieves almost pure metaphor.”