700 Howard St.
San Francisco, California 94103

Thu, Nov 11-Sat, Nov 13, 8pm; Sun, Nov 14, 2pm: Sankai Juku: Hibiki—Resonance from Far Away
Sat, Nov 13, 1-3pm: Public Talk/Q&A with Ushio Amagatsu
Thu, Nov 4-Sun, Nov 21: Remembering Kazuo Ohno film series

YBCA and San Francisco Performances Present
Sankai Juku:
Hibiki – Resonance from Far Away
Directed, Choreographed and Designed by Ushio Amagatsu
YBCA and San Francisco Performances are honored to celebrate the return of Japan’s famed Butoh troupe, Sankai Juku, to the Bay Area, performing one of the company’s signature works, Hibiki – Resonance from Far Away. For over 30 years, the work of choreographer Ushio Amagatsu for his company Sankai Juku has become known worldwide for its elegance, refinement, technical precision and emotional depth. His contemporary Butoh creations are both sublime visual spectacles and deeply moving theatrical experiences. Hibiki is an award-winning work of unparalleled simplicity and poetic beauty. At the heart of the piece lies a desire to glimpse life’s meaning and beauty in its most elemental form. Performed in a dream landscape with whirling costumes, the company of six male dancers, heads shaven and bodies painted white from top to toe, weave meticulous, hypnotic movement with breathtaking large-scale staging to create a truly hypnotic dance experience.
Public Programs:
Public Talk/Q&A with Ushio Amagatsu, Sat, Nov 13, 1-3pm
Behind the exquisite beauty of Sankai Juku’s work is its artistic leader Ushio Amagatsu. In an exceptionally rare public talk, Mr. Amagatsu will pay special tribute to Kazuo Ohno, the legendary founder of Butoh, who passed away recently in June at the age of 103. In the intimate space of the YBCA Screening Room, please join us for conversation with this extraordinary artist. YBCA and SFP are proud to host this sole public talk with Mr. Amagatsu in conjunction with the presentation of Hibiki—Resonance from Far Away, Nov 11-14. Tickets are extremely limited.

Remembering Kazuo Ohno, Nov 4-21
In conjunction with Sankai Juku’s performances here Nov 11-14, YBCA pays tribute to legendary butoh dancer and choreographer Kazuo Ohno’s life and work with six film programs. This series includes documentaries about Ohno, films he acted in, performance documentation, and more. Also included is an outstanding documentary on the history of the art form, Butoh: Body on the Edge of Crisis.

Ushio Amagatsu, Sankai Juku, Kazuo Ohno

Hibiki—Resonance from Far Away – 700 Howard Street, San Francisco, CA 94103 – YBCA Novellus Theater

Public Talk/Q&A with Ushio Amagatsu—701 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94103—YBCA Screening Room

Remembering Kazuo Ohno—701 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94103—YBCA Screening Room

Public Info:
415-978-2787 or ybca.org

Hibiki—Resonance from Far Away Admission
$60 Premium; $54 YBCA Mem/Stu/Sen/Tea
$50 Price 2; $45 YBCA Mem/Stu/Sen/Tea
$35 Price 3; $31.50 YBCA Mem/Stu/Sen/Tea

Public Talk/Q&A with Ushio Amagatsu Admission
$10 Reg/$8 YBCA Mem/Stu/Sen/Tea

Remembering Kazuo Ohno Admission
$8 Reg/$6 YBCA Mem/Stu/Sen/Tea

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Added by ybcapr on October 21, 2010

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