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“Shigeko Suga, Claro Austria, and Emi F. Jones make a commanding trio of Yojos.”     

   - Ron Cohen, Back Stage, November 12th, 2001


"The three witches are here Yojos, creatures from Japanese folklore with spiritual and supernatural powers. Dressed in white robes and with long hair in red, black or white respectively and stylized make-up, Shigeko Suga, Claro Austria, and Emi F. Jones make impressive spirits with their stylized movement, incantations and sound effects."

- Victor Gluck,, November 18th, 2008


“...the witches look like nightmares come to life. They are played with chilling assurance by Shigeko Suga, Claro Austria, and Emi F. Jones.”

- Heather J. Violanti,, November 9th, 2008


The three witches, here called yojos, are outstanding. Shigeko Suga, Claro Austria and Emi F. Jones are a mesmerizing trio."

- Jennifer Farrar, Associated Press, November 12th, 2008




“The most convincing performance is by Shigeko Suga first as the Mother, later as the Shaman used as a medium to reach the dead man, and additionally creating the fascinating live musical sounds.”

   - Victor Kozinn, Back Stage, February 23rd, 2001


“Ms. Chang has put together a solid cast with the first rate performances…original music of bell, gongs, drums, wood blocks and chants by Shigeko Suga successfully evoke the haunting mood of the play.”      

- Wilborn Hampton, The New York Times, March 5, 2001




“…Shgieko Suga (Cybele) makes important contributions.”

- Alan Kozinn, The New York Times, June 29th, 2002




“Other highlights include the wonderfully vindictive Hera (Shigeko Suga)…”

- Steve Luber, Off Off Online Reviews, June 3rd, 2004





“There cannot have been many flamenco-butoh stagings of the plays of Jean Genet, but Shigeko Suga, a member of La MaMa’s Great Jones Rep proved that it can be done in a production of Le Balcon … Flamenco dance and music are skillfully woven into a text adapted fro the play and spoken by two of the performers.  Every bit of the stage space is used imaginatively.”

- Jennifer Dunning, The New York Times, May 12th, 1992





“Flamenco, Butoh, African, tap and modern dance were skillfully combined with speech and acting inShigeko Suga’s Shiku Hakku:  The Eight Sufferings…”

- Jack Anderson, The New York Times, March 17th, 2000


“In spite of its heavy subject, Suga’s direction with humor had made the audience laugh ………..”

- K. Abe, OCS News, March 24th, 2000





“Flamenco shares with Japanese classical forms the power of sudden stillness, the pouncing on movement, the controlled ferocity.  In New York, Shigeko Suga has been blending Japanese and Spanish forms in theater pieces since 1991.”  

     - Deborah Jowitt, The Village Voice, May  2002






“…A pregnant goddess figure, played by Shigeko Suga, presides over it all.”

- Jennifer Dunning, The New York Times, March 23rd, 1995





”...Shigeko Suga expressed the Japanese culture for example using Japanese sword effectively in her performance in connection with Flamenco dance from Spain.”

- Yoshiyuki Ueno, fundacion Japon en Mexico, December 20th, 1993






“Actors played water brats and a spring flood and flowers, realized in fluid sculptural choreography by Shigeko Suga.”   

   - Catherine E. Zadoretzky, Ukrainian Herald, September 20th, 1994


Shigeko Suga’s movement is faultless…fine performances by Mr. Drach, Shigeko Suga and Tetiana Kasparuk.” 

 - Marc Raphael, New York Casting, June 21st, 1994


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