Yoin: Resonance in Japanese Music, Dance, and Literature
Sunday, March 27 at 3:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m.
Tenri Cultural Institute – 43A West 13th Street (between 5th and 6th Avenues)
Tickets: $15/$10 for seniors and students
Sachiyo Ito’s Salon Series No. 54 Inspired by the Salon Series’s previous theme “Ma” (special concept of time and space in Japanese culture), the idea of “Yoin,” (resonance) and its importance in Japanese performing arts and literature will be investigated through music, dance, and poetry.
Haiku author John Stevenson will discuss the resonance in haiku and its influence on Western poetry, while shakuhachi Grand Master James Nyoraku Schlefer will talk about resonance in Japanese music. Schlefer will play the music of Yuji Takahashi while Ito dances. The program will conclude with a dance and music by Ito and Schlefer set to a haiku composed by Stevenson.
The Salon Series is a series of informative and educational lectures, lecture-demonstrations, and performances on the performing arts of Japan held three times a year on Sunday afternoons at Tenri Cultural Institute.