Part of the MCA Global Stage series.
Wednesday, October 20, 7:30 pm
Performance takes place at the Harris Theater in Millennium Park.
MCA Member and Subscriber tickets are available from the MCA Box Office by calling 312.397.4010.
General tickets are available from the
Harris Theater, 312.334.7777
A luminous rite- slow, enigmatic, beautiful! - The Village Voice
Immerse yourself in a dream landscape: a group of six dancers, draped in whirling costumes and in the fetus position, unfurl like lotus flowers and begin a delicate slow dance of unparalleled simplicity and poetic beauty. The interplay of large and small gestures creates a potent, hypnotic environment of image, sound, and performance. In their Chicago debut, internationally acclaimed Japanese company Sankai Juku performs their unique, award-winning Butoh, incorporating stunning imagery and delicate yet hyper-controlled movements, with a lyrical and electronic score by Takashi Kako and Yoichiro Yoshikawa.
Copresented with the Harris Theater and The Dance Center of Columbia College Chicago
About the Artists:
Butoh is a Japanese art form that evolved during the 1960s as an expression of humanitarian awareness by a post-war generation. Sankai Juku and Artistic Director Ushio Amagatsu are part of the second generation of Butoh dancers in Japan, using the form to express the language of the body rather than a theoretical meaning of movement. The group has performed in more than 700 cities throughout 40 countries since 1975. Hibiki first premiered at Theatre de la Ville, Paris, in 1998, and received the Olivier Award for Best New Dance Production in 2002. This performance is jointly presented by MCA Stage, The Dance Center of Columbia College Chicago, and Harris Theater.
Funded in part by the National Dance Project of the New England Foundation for the Arts, with lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and additional funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Ford Foundation, and the Community Connections Fund of the MetLife Foundation.
Supported by the Japan Foundation through the Performing Arts JAPAN Program.