On a stage decorated with cherry blossoms and whale fins, the dancers of Tanztheater Wuppertal explore with empathy and humour the sounds, sights, joys, and paradoxes of modern Japanese culture.

Ten Chi appears as though a series of postcards from Japan, incorporating images of food, birds and fish, Japanese hand gestures, kabuki, kimono, bonsai, samurai, Polynesian dance movement and even Japanese horror film.

Premiere 8 May 2004 and peformed at Barbican theatre as part of London 2012 Festival.

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