Shinka NYC Reviews and Tickets

(6 Ratings)
Members say
Riveting, Intense, Ambitious, Absorbing, Thought-provoking

About the Show

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.

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Show-Score Member Reviews (6)

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147 Reviews | 28 Followers
Riveting, Thought-provoking, Intense, Enchanting, Absorbing

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.

69 Reviews | 10 Followers
Absorbing, Unique, Memorable

See it if you want to watch an artist’s creation

Don't see it if I was glad I decided to watch it. Perhaps the ending could be rethought if there will be future productions

519 Reviews | 121 Followers
Ambitious, Enchanting, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Riveting

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. Read more

26 Reviews | 4 Followers
Mesmerizing!, Athletic, Primal, Fabulous

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. Read more

23 Reviews | 18 Followers
Ambitious, Entertaining, Dizzying, Epic, Intense

See it if You love those style of dance or are interested in it.

Don't see it if You're not into trippy stuff. Read more

1 Review | 0 Followers
Riveting, Exquisite, Intense, Ambitious, Absorbing

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.

Critic Reviews (1)

DC Metro Theater Arts
June 18th, 2018
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."
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