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Sankai Juku rivets audience with slow, meditative dance

Published on Oct 20, 2012 6:00 AM

Twenty-two years after their last visit to Singapore, internationally-acclaimed Butoh dance group, Sankai Juku still rivets us with a dance of slow, meditative and silent beauty.

Tobari in Japanese refers to a piece of fabric used to demarcate space. It is also used in speech to poetically refer to the passing of day into night.

The eight-man group showed much artistry and grace. Founder and choreographer Ushio Amagatsu haunted with his lyrical arms and tensile torso.