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Hitsuzendo

Commissioned by Let's Dance International Frontiers Festival (Leicester, UK)

Run Time: 13 Minutes

Dancers: 1

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.