When Sankai Juku first appeared in New York in 1984, few dancegoers here were familiar with Japanese butoh, the radical form initially developed by Tatsumi Hijikata and Kazuo Ohno in the 1960s. Men with shaved heads, painted white all over, who moved at a glacial pace—rooted to the ground and emanating a mysterious spirituality—weren’t familiar sights. Folks had to redefine their... More >>>