Ushio Amagatsu biography

Ushio Amagatsu

Theatre Director, Person

1949 –

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Who is Ushio Amagatsu?

Ushio Amagatsu is a Japanese choreographer known as the leader of the Butoh dance group Sankai Juku, which he founded in 1975. He is the artistic director, choreographer and a dancer of Sankai Juku. He was also a co-founder of the seminal Butoh collective Dairakudakan in 1972. All Sankai Juku works since 1982 were premiered at and co-produced by Théâtre de la Ville, Paris. Sankai Juku has performed at more than 40 countries, 700 cities worldwide. Since 1997, he works as opera director as well.

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1949
Yokosuka
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on July 23, 2013

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