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Unit Souzou

January 7 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

$15 - $30

Saturday, January 6 at 8pm
Sunday, January 7 at 4pm

Unit Souzou. Photo by Sophia Emigh.

Unit Souzou. Photo by Sophia Emigh.

Intricately weaving taiko, dance and theater, 88: Hachi Hachi is a bold theatrical performance investigating the space that exists between two people. Portland-based Unit Souzou Co-Directors Michelle Fujii and Toru Watanabe face each other through a rhythmic journey uncovering their entwined lineages and personal histories.

88: Hachi Hachi evokes layers of meaning found in the number eight, considered particularly auspicious in Japanese culture. The husband-and-wife duo’s wedding anniversary on August 8 and other coincidences echo the double meaning of the word “88” – “head to head,” the touching of foreheads symbolizing intimate communication. Integrating taiko, dance and drama, a series of vignettes finds the performers negotiating space while tangling, yielding and finally, synchronizing with each other’s rhythms.

Co-presentation. Header Photo by YuenDesign.


$30 Admission
$25 Admission (Dance Place Members, Seniors and Artists)
$15 College Students and Children (17 & Under)

Advanced Sales – ends one week prior to performance weekend

$25 Advanced Sales Admission
$20 Advanced Sales Admission (Dance Place Members, Seniors and Artists)


January 7
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
$15 - $30
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3225 8th Street NE
Washington, DC 20017 United States
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