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Meguri: Teeming Sea, Tranquil Land (2019/2020 Performing Arts)
“One of the most original and startling dance theater groups to be seen.” The New York Times
“The singular glory of Sankai Juku is that it achieves almost pure metaphor.” Time
With its sublime visual spectacles and deeply moving theatrical experiences, Tokyo’s all-male Butoh company Sankai Juku is known the world over for its elegance, refinement, technical precision and emotional depth. Over the past 40 years, Artistic Director Ushio Amagatsu has become one of today’s leading choreographers. Sankai Juku will perform the U.S. premiere of one of Amagatsu’s strongest works, Meguri: Teeming Sea, Tranquil Land. Set against a relief of sea lily fossils, this exquisite performance is a poetic meditation on the passage of time, symbolized by the circulation of water and the seasonal transformation of the earth.
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Presented in association with the UCSB Department of Theater and Dance
Dance Series Sponsors:
Annette & Dr. Richard Caleel
Margo Cohen-Feinberg & Bob Feinberg
Irma & Morrie Jurkowitz
Sankai Juku’s 2019 North American tour is supported by the Agency for Cultural Affairs, Government of Japan through the Japan Arts Council and Shiseido Co., Ltd
Funded in part by the Community Events & Festivals Program using funds provided by the City of Santa Barbara in partnership with the Santa Barbara County Office of Arts and Culture
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