IKIGAI - a purpose for living - / Hybrid Show

ren gyo soh · Ages 10+ · United States of America

world premiere


This is the hybrid show of live performance and film. Exploring the journey to discover Ikigai, a “reason living”. This production invites the audience to experience all the turbulence of emotions through two human bodies by using Butoh (a Japanese avant-garde dance form), visual art and film .

We love. We lose. We hate. We betray. We regret. We hope. We grow. And we live. What is our reason? What is our purpose? What is our Ikigai?
This online hybrid performance explores the journey to discover Ikigai, the Japanese concept of finding a “reason for being.” Our Ikigai is hidden deep inside each of us, and the road to its discovery require will and patience.
The past year and a half has been time for reflection— we have been forced to reevaluate our purpose in life after going through loss, anger, anxiety, depression, among all the turbulence of emotions. We have been on our search for our Ikigai. Why do we live? How do we live? What is our purpose to live?
We are almost at the end of this dark tunnel and slowly returning to normal life. Now, what do we live for? What is our Ikigai?

Production Team

* Fringe Veteran