Kitakyushu Performing Arts Center × Sankai Juku

Sankai Juku “New Work” World Premiere

The much-desired creation by the world-renowned Butoh company will premiere in Kitakyushu!

Sankai Juku, a butoh company that has toured the world in 48 countries since 1980 and continues to receive high acclaim in Japan and abroad. The 6 previous creations were coproduced with Kitakyushu performing arts center since 2005 among the 16 works with Théâtre de la Ville, Paris since 1982. They continue to fascinate audiences with their sophisticated expression and beauty of stage art as they approach the universal inner essence of human beings, such as "birth" and "death". Their much-desired new work in four years will premiere in Kitakyushu. Don't miss the beginning of a new history.

Link to the Project page

Director, choreographer, and designer

Ushio Amagatsu


Takashi Kako, Yoichiro Yoshikawa

Stage Art Concept

From Natsuyuki Nakanishi "Quartet ,Touching Down on Land and Touching Down on Water X"


Semimaru, Sho Takeuchi, Akihito Ichihara, Dai Matsuoka, Norihito Ishii, Taiki Iwamoto, Makoto Takase, Sotaro Ito


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
March 18(Sat)-19(Sun), 2023
Saturday, March 18, 2023 18:00
Sunday, March 19, 2023 14:00◎
◎=Post-performance will be held after the show.
※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 22, 2023 10:00

Ticket sale

Kitakyushu Performing Arts Center
Ticket office
Online ticket
TEL 093-562-8435 (12:00-17:00/weekdays only)※Only Japanese available
HIBIKI Hall Office

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