Founded in 1972, Dairakudakan is an otherworldly and world-renowned Japanese butoh ensemble, led by the award-winning Choreographer Akaji Maro. When not appearing in Hollywood movies or TV mini-series’, Maro dedicates his time to advancing butoh through dramatic choreography and theatrics. Aged 73, Maro is often referred to as the grandfather of the butoh genre and prides himself on crossing the borders of different art forms as an actor, dancer, director, and choreographer. Maro’s latest theatrically explosive work, Paradise, tests the meaning of heaven. When coming up with the concept, Maro contemplated what constitutes utopia. “When you think about hell, there are a lot of ideas. But, I don’t know much about paradise.” The visually stunning performance starts off with a bare set and morphs into a surreal and haunting journey with the help of 21 scantily clad dancers and dreamlike imagery. Prepare yourself to be transported!
Win a coveted Pair of Tickets to Dairakudakan’s VIDF Performance at Vancouver Playhouse on March 11, 2017 at 8pm.
CONTEST CLOSING TIME
Contest closes March 1, 2017 – Winner will be contacted upon closing time.
SKILL TESTING QUESTION
Fill in the blank: The otherworldly ________ ensemble Dairakudakan returns in celebration of award-winning Choreographer/Artistic Director Akaji Maro’s 45th anniversary with the butoh-theatre company. For a hint, go here: http://vidf.ca/performance/dairakudakan