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From 6 member  reviews
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. 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. 

Member Reviews (6)


Riveting, Intense, Ambitious, Absorbing, Thought-provoking
Avg Score

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.

Also Shinka is a beautiful microcosm of not just humanity, but of all life.... Read more Read less

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.

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

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.

Also I have to admit the singing bit @ the end detracted from the well chor... Read more Read less

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.

Also There are a few "you've been there the whole time?" moments that added... Read more Read less

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.

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 ...
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