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Originating in post-war Japan in the 1960s, avant-garde dance form Butoh is often difficult to narrowly define. But the visual markers—slow, mesmerizing movements, a dreamlike state, and shaven-head dancers covered head-to-toe in white talc—are quintessential parts of Japan’s famed Butoh troupe Sankai Juku. The company was founded in 1975 by Ushio Amagatsu, whose work blends the basics of Butoh with themes surrounding life, death and creation. His latest piece, UMUSUNA, explores theView more
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Pre-performance talk 7pm
1 Shields Avenue, Corner of Mrak Hall Drive and Old Davis Road, Davis, CA 95616