Sankai Juku “HIBIKI - Resonance from Far Away” (re-creation)

Twenty-two years since its premiere, the beautiful garden with sands and water pools reemerges

Sankai Juku is a Butoh company based mainly in France and Japan and has captivated audiences through its sophisticated choreographic expression and beauty of forms. Their highly acclaimed work “Hibiki” is reborn as a re-creation work for the first time since 2010. In 2002, the work received the Laurence Olivier Award, the most prestigious award in performing arts in the category of Best New Dance Production, and has been performed in twenty-one countries around the world. With the sound of water dripping in the dark and sands covering the entire stage, the work delicately delivers an image of birth and death, the internal nature that humans universally share, in a garden with sands and water pools, where light and shadow intersect using the physique of Butoh dancers and emotionally evoke an image within the audience. Please enjoy Ushio Amagatsu’s aesthetics transcending the words and the world of Butoh with sophisticated beauty through a work that has been highly acclaimed worldwide for twenty-two years since its premiere.

Link to the project page

Director, Choreographer, and Designer

Ushio Amagatsu


Takashi Kako and Yoichiro Yoshikawa

Assistant Director



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


Kitakyushu Performing Arts Center
TEL 093-562-2655 (10:00-18:00)
*Telephone assistance is in Japanese only


Organized by Kitakyushu City Foundation for Promoting Arts and Culture
Co-organized by Kitakyushu City
Funded by Agency for Cultural Affair Subsidy to Promote Art and Culture(Gekijyo Ongakudo tou Kinou Kyoka Suishin Jigyo), and Japan Arts Council


Chugekijo Theatre
Sunday, February 23, 2020 14:00
※Doors open 30 minutes before the performance.


Reserved seating only
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, December 22, 2019 10:00

Advanced ticket sales for Ticket Club Q members

Saturday, December 14, 2019 10:00-
TEL 0570-099-990 (10:00-14:00)
Online ticket (10:00-17:00)

Ticket sale

Kitakyushu Performing Arts Center
Online ticket (except 3:00-4:00 AM)
Ticket office(weekday 11:00-18:00, weekend and holiday 10:00-18:00)
Tel 093-562-8435 (10:00-18:00/weekdays only)
Ticket Pia
0570-02-9999 (P code: 494-906)
Lawson Ticket
0570-084-008 (L code: 88844)


1-1-1-11 Muromachi, Kokurakita-ku, Kitakyushu 803-0812

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