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Akira Kasai (Akira Kasai performing)

Akira Kasai's Pollen Revolution

One of Japan's most acclaimed dancers performs the D.C. premiere of his daring solo performance, which takes audiences on an almost surreal journey through time, cultures, and states of being.

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D.C. PREMIERE

One of Japan's most acclaimed contemporary dancers who draws on the butoh style, Akira Kasai performs his daring solo work - an almost surreal journey through time, cultures, and states of being. He begins the performance costumed as a woman in a raucous kabuki drama. The costume flies away, madness sets in, and Kasai is transformed into a street dancer, a solitary actor, and a contemporary traveler.
 
"A dazzling tour-de-force display by a man who has achieved utter mastery of the art of solo physical expression"
--Chicago Tribune

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