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Sankai Juku, Utsushi
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Sankai Juku

Utsushi (Between Two Mirrors)

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ADULT: $50 | $40 | $30
COLLEGE STUDENT: $45 | $10 | $10
YOUTH: $25 | $10 | $10
Tuesday, October 22, 2019, 7:30 pm

For the first time in 20 years, Sankai Juku, Japan’s internationally renowned butoh dance troupe, returns to Hancher. Utsushi (Between Two Mirrors) has been crafted from restaged excerpts of choreography by company founder Ushio Amagatsu. Butoh, which has been called Japan’s most startling cultural export, is enthralling, surprising, and often deeply moving. Utsushi is the perfect introduction to the mesmerizing work of Sankai Juku.


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Event Partners:
Dale and Linda Baker
Gary A. and LaDonna K. Wicklund

Running Time: 70 minutes with no intermission


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Sankai Juku brought traditional butoh dance to Hancher Auditorium in Utsushi
The Daily Iowan - Tuesday, October 22, 2019

In the dimly lit auditorium, audience members filled the seats of the first level, leaving only a few spots open for Sankai Juku’s performance of Utsushi at Hancher.

Sankai Juku returns to Hancher after 20 years with ‘Utsushi’ performance
The Daily Iowan - Monday, October 21, 2019

After 20 years, the internationally-known Japanese dance troupe Sankai Juku is returning to Hancher Auditorium on Oct.

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