The Straits Times
Published on Oct 20, 2012

Sankai Juku rivets audience with slow, meditative dance


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.