Joyce Theater

Founded in 1975, the Tokyo-based company Sankai Juku offers contemporary Butoh creations characterized by their elegance, refinement, and emotional depth. The troupe returns to The Joyce with KŌSA, a compilation of reimagined excerpts from Sankai Juku’s vast repertoire. “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,” says choreographer and Sankai Juku founder Ushio Amagatsu. A sublime visual spectacle, KŌSA is a thought-provoking homage to the rich legacy of Japanese dance theater. 

Curtain Chat: Wed, Oct 25

Funding Credits

Underwriting support for The Joyce’s presentation of Sankai Juku provided by Nō Studios of Milwaukee. Special funding provided by the Executive Director’s Fund at The Joyce Theater Foundation. Support for The Joyce’s presentation of international dance provided by the R. Britton Fisher and Family Gift for International Dance.

Ticket Prices

Tickets start at $10!

Call JoyceCharge at 212-242-0800 for $10 tickets. All other tickets can be purchased online.

October 24—November 5 The Joyce in Chelsea

Sankai Juku

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