Sankai Juku “The Egg Stands out of Curiosity ー UNETSU”(re-creation)

Thirty years since its premiere, UNETSU is reborn.

Sankai Juku, a Butoh company, known with its beauty of dance and stage art, has contributed most to promote and disseminate the Butoh form of dance, that deals with gravity and the internal emotions of dancers rather than their speed or leap often appreciated in western dances, in the world where it gave their performances in 47 countries since 1975.
“UNETSU-The Egg Stands out of Curiosity” first world-premiered at Theatre de la Ville, Paris in 1986, and toured in more than 140 cities in 33 countries since then. This masterpiece of late 1980s will be reborn for the first time at Kitakyushu Performing Arts Center by giving the solo dance parts of Amagatsu, founder and choreographer, to its younger dancers. World-premiere of this re-creation. “UNETSU-The Egg Stands out of Curiosity” talks to audiences on life and death, its circulation, and the universe...

Director, choreographer and designer

Ushio Amagatsu


YAS-KAZ, Yoichiro Yoshikawa

Assistant director



Sho Takeuchi, Akihito Ichihara, Dai Matsuoka, Norihito Ishii, Shunsuke Momoki, Taiki Iwamoto


Kitakyushu Performing Arts Center
Tel 093-562-2655(10:00-19:00)


Organized by Kitakyushu City Foundation for Promoting Arts and Culture
Co-organized by Kitakyushu City
Supported by the Agency for Cultural Affairs, Government of Japan in the fiscal 2017
Supported by Institut français du Japon - Kyushu


Chugekijo Theater

Sunday, March 25, 2018 14:00
※The performance time is subject to change.
※Doors open 30 minutes before the performance.


Reserved seating only,TAX included
Adult:4,500 yen
Youth:2,500 yen(under 24 years old with valid ID)
High School:1,500 yen(limited number at theater ticket office;advance sales only, with valid ID)
※Children must be above preschool age.

Ticket sale date

Sunday, January 21, 2018 10:00

Advanced ticket sales for Ticket Club Q members
Saturday, January 13, 2018 10:00-17:00

Ticket sale

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Online Sale 10:00-11:00 on the performance day
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