Over the course of 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.
Utsushi: Between Two Mirrors is a new work that has been crafted from existing choreography that Ushio Amagatsu has created for the company over the course of their history. Created in response to presenter requests for an adaptable touring work that would feature some of the company’s most singular moments, Utsushi provides a fond reacquaintance for the company’s many devoted fans and a perfect introduction for new audiences.
“The singular glory of Sankai Juku is that it achieves almost pure metaphor.”