By using Japanese Butoh, contemporary dance, and other theatrical elements, this piece explores and expresses life itself physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. Part of the 2018 Planet Connections Festivity. More…
Mankind has developed a complicated mechanized and sprawling society rapidly. We have been destroying it and developing it repeatedly throughout history. What do we really want? And where are we going? Can we create a world that we want to live? Without destroying one another? 'Shinka' explains that we are all part of this ecosystem and one with conscious energy, evolving every single day, every single moment together.
for a previous production "Assumes the framework of Butoh and adds Western dance and mime to an evolving journey...Unexpectedly the movement quality shifts. Sharp, quick movement replaces the slow control...It is the play with the sound that seems to take over. Other vocalizations by the performers distract...'Shinka' is a journey undertaken by committed performers...A solid belief directs the action. though greater strength could be found by letting the movement speak for itself." Full Review
See it if You love movement pieces esp butoh, beautiful physical storytelling, life and discovery and nature and spiritually. I thought it was divine
Don't see it if You don't like dance, movement, butoh. Physical storytelling without words.
See it if you like to be entertained; if you like dance; athletic talented dancers! Environmental activism in dance. Speaks of the anthropocene age.
Don't see it if if you're not in the location where it is being performed. If you cannot afford the ticket.
See it if You enjoy nature documentaries. I know that sounds like a strange "see it if" but it's true! Enjoyed Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind.
Don't see it if You dislike dance pieces that are in some respects, open to interpretation by the audience.
See it if You love provocative direction and an intellectual challenge. Yokko and Rui Dun's direction was moving, risk taking and thought-provoking.
Don't see it if You only want entertainment for entertainment's sake.
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