Sankai Juku; photo © Juan Diego Castillo, Teatro Mayor Julio Mar

Workshop with Sankai Juku

Jacob's Pillow, Perles Family Studio 358 George Carter Rd , Becket
Community Workshop
Who is this class for?

Join internationally known Butoh dance troupe Sankai Juku at Jacob’s Pillow for this special workshop to observe the connection between spirit and body, focusing on relaxation, tension, wave transmission, breathing, gravity, and rhythm.

The workshop will explore the questions: You can imagine that you can move your body consciously when you dance, but can you be conscious of your own body? Is a dancer who is standing still on stage not dancing? What makes the body move? Is it the body that has begun to move? Is it the mind? Or is it you, the observer?

Over the past thirty five years, the work of Tokyo-based company Sankai Juku has become known worldwide for its elegance, refinement, technical precision, and emotional depth. Founder Ushio Amagatsu’s contemporary Butoh creations are sublime visual spectacles and deeply moving theatrical experiences, and he is one of the premiere choreographers at work in the world today.

$40 | Open to all levels, ages 16+.