Japan Society's 17th Contemporary Dance Showcase


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(l to r): ©OK Sangheon; ©Naoshi Hattori, courtesy Aichi Arts Center; ©Horiyasu Daido; ©Yi-shu Chen; ©Chang-Chin Chen

17th Contemporary Dance Showcase: Japan + East Asia

Friday, January 6 at 7:30 p.m. – followed by a MetLife Meet-the-Artists Reception
Saturday, January 7 at 7:30 p.m.

Japan Society – 333 E. 47th Street (between First and Second Avenues)

Admission: $30/$25 Japan Society members

Bodies will be in motion on Japan Society’s stage as the Performing Arts season continues with 17th Contemporary Dance Showcase: Japan + East Asia. Since 1997, the showcase has given Japanese and East Asian choreographers a platform during the annual Association of Performing Arts Presenters conference, helping to launch the careers of many top-level artists.

This year’s showcase will focus on duos, featuring five from Japan, Taiwan and Korea.

The Line-up:

  • Co. Un Yamada’s original interpretation of Igor Stravinsky’s composition Les Noces (The Wedding) [Japan]
  • World Premiere of TranSenses, which merges the movements of Akiko Kitamura with an audiovisual landscape by Navid Navab [Japan]
  • In Theatre’s Tschüss!! Bunny, a whimsical perspective on serious themes choreographed by Yen-Cheng Liu [Taiwan]
  • DANCE’s muscular and fluid Hugin/Munin, choreographed by Po-Cheng Tsai and inspired by Norse mythology [Taiwan]
  • JJBro’s Jimmy & Jack, a kinetic tale of two boys coming into their own [Korea]

For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit Japan Society’s website.