Nihon Buyo Dance with Live Traditional Music
Friday, March 3 at 8:00 p.m. (followed by a Metlife Meet-the-Artists Reception)
Saturday, March 4 at 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, March 5 at 4:00 p.m. (Family Program)
Japan Society – 333 E. 47th Street (between First and Second Avenues)
Admission on March 3 and 4: $55/$45 Japan Society members (includes a comprehensive into and demo at 6:30 p.m.)
Admission on March 5: $28/$23 Japan Society members
Literally meaning “Japanese dance,” Nihon Buyo is a modern art form performed by artists who train vigorously in kabuki dance.
Geimaruza, a group comprising Japan’s young and rising Nihon Buyo stars who are all alumni of the prestigious Nihon Buyo program at Tokyo University of the Arts, graces the Japan Society stage with a gorgeous program including traditional kabuki, folk, and original neo-traditional dances and an intimate workshop. Performed alongside an ensemble of six musicians playing traditional Japanese instruments (shamisen, fue, taiko, otsuzumi, kotsuzumi) and chanters, the evenings include Ayatsuri Sanbaso (Puppet Sanbaso), Oshukubai (The Nightingale in the Plum Tree) and musical selections. Crowning the program is the dynamic Shunkashuto (Four Seasons), a quartet of dances celebrating the richness of Japan’s exquisite four seasons.
Tickets for the March 3 and 4 performances include admission to a pre-performance Intro/Demonstration to Nihon Buyo led by the artists beginning at 6:30 p.m.
For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit Japan Society’s website.