Commissioned by Let's Dance International Frontiers Festival (Leicester, UK)
Run Time: 13 Minutes
Music: Gut, Aeoliah, Chris Rock, Wale, Gabriel
Premiere: May 2015
Hitsuzendo dissects the three evils of Buddhism—ignorance, attachment, and craving—and how they afflict the human condition. Inspired by Zen Buddhism and the mindsets of today’s rappers, Hitsuzendo treats dance as a physicalized form of meditation. The roots of our suffering translate to athletic phrasework and comedic tidbits of pop culture.