Butoh Dance Festival Kochuten: Paradise in a Jar

July 19, 2003
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“wildly imaginative… immense skill”

                            —Jennifer Dunning, The New York Times


Two new programs by the legendary butoh group Dairakudakan, led by Akaji Maro.


July 15  UNIVERSE OF DARAH ~ Return of the Jar Odyssey
July 16  UNIVERSE OF DARAH ~ Return of the Jar Odyssey

July 18  SURUME
July 19  SURUME

Returning to New York following their sold-out 2002 performances, Dairakudakan, the illustrious butoh company

under the artistic direction of Akaji Maro, debuts two U.S. premieres in the Kochuten series. Choreographed by

company members Atsuko Imai and Kumotaro Mukai, the new works are characteristically daring and dazzling. Celebrating its 30th anniversary, Dairakudakan will also appear at the American Dance Festival, Durham, NC.

Tickets sold out last year, so order now!

  • Saturday, July 19, 2003
  • 7:30 pm