First Breath – Last Breath


Bad Unkl Sista has released its debut recording of the soundtrack from First Breath – Last Breath. Visit Bandcamp to listen and download (also available on iTunes). Also watch our documentary The Space Between: The Making of First Breath – Last Breath. We are currently editing a performance video of First Breath – Last Breath.

First Breath - Last Breath

Video (teaser)


May 14, 2012 – Soaring in the Air, Writhing on the Ground (Larissa Archer, ZYZZYVA) READ REVIEW >

April 28, 2012 – ‘A Review (of sorts) of Bad Unkl Sista’s Latest (kSea flux, CultureFlux Magazine) READ REVIEW >

April 25, 2012 – ‘First Breath, Last Breath’: Butoh-inspired theater (Nirmala Nataraj, San Francisco Chronicle) READ REVIEW >

April 22, 2012 – ‘Living, breathing butoh at Z Space’ (Andrea Pflaumer, The S.F. Examiner) READ REVIEW >

World Premiere

April 27-28, 2012 – Z Space, San Francisco


Imagine a grand procession of Life, flourishing and relentless. A grand pageant of Death, opulent and ruthless. Some believe we are at a crisis in our human existence—while others are afraid to believe. The experience of art is necessary in order to integrate the intensity of our present evolution. Founded and directed by American artist, dancer and designer Anastazia Louise, Bad Unkl Sista is a revolutionary physical theater ensemble whose performances defy categorization and move each witness to a state of extraordinary and memorable being. Come experience this Butoh-inspired fusion of dance, aerial, music, couture costuming and art installation—and check your expectations at the door.