Here and There

Here and There

A list of Japan-related events and exhibitions beyond Japan Society.


PS 147—Japanese Dual Language Program

PS 147 in Brooklyn is a dynamic, “A” rated, public elementary school in East Williamsburg/Bushwick, with a focus on Environmental Engineering. Our school is proud to be offering NYC DOE's first Japanese dual-language program. Our inaugural K class began in the fall of 2015, and the program is successfully continuing its growth from K-5. We are grateful and excited to cultivate this cultural adventure and the many opportunities it brings to our community.

The JDLP classes consist of Japanese native, heritage and non-native speakers and is successfully continuing its growth through the 5th grade. Not only will students become bilingual/-literate by the time they graduate, they will be bi-cultural in the arts, music, literature and customs of Japan.

Are you interested in finding out all of the wonderful things our school has to offer? Join us for one of our Open House Tours. All tours are from 9am - 10:30am. Visit our blog:

Open House Date: May 19

Dancing for JAPAN 2017
Japan Earthquake / Tsunami Relief Benefit Concert

April 27, 7 PM

LaGuardia Performing Arts Center
31-10 Thomson Ave
Long Island City, NY 11101

Dancing for JAPAN is an organization founded by New York residing Japanese dance artists and an awareness cause dedicated for the Tohoku-Pacific earthquake and Tsunami. Curated by Miki Orihara, performers include: Erin Dillon, Roxane D'Orleans Juste, Ask L Cour Rasmussen, Francesca Harper Project, TAKE Dance, RIOULT Dance NY, Senri Oe. Proceeds from the benefit go directly to help victims and families of the disaster through NPO Katariba.


Resonance II
Miki Orihara Solo Concert

April 28, 8 PM
April 29, 3 PM

LaGuardia Performing Arts Center
31-10 Thomson Ave
Long Island City, NY 11101

Legendary Graham principal dancer Miki Orihara's second solo concert reflects upon the lineage of dance, from classical modern to the present. Resonance II includes works by choreographers Merce Cunningham, Lar Lubovitch, Charlotte Griffin, and Tanroh Ishida/Orihara. Orihara draws upon her intimate knowledge of classical modern dance to inform her personal view of contemporary work, while simultaneously using her contemporary explorations as a vessel to shine new light on her understanding and interpretation of works by past masters.


Monkey Business: Japan/America Writers' Dialogue

May 3, 6:30 PM

Asia Society
725 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10021

A conversation between Japanese and American writers as part of the annual PEN World Voices Festival.  The conversation will be followed by a book sale and signing. Each ticket includes a complimentary copy of Monkey Business (#7).


Artist Talk with Tadashi Suzuki

May 30

Martin L. Segal Theatre Center
The CUNY Graduate Center
365 Fifth Avenue, Room 3110
New York, NY 10016

The Segal Center welcomes legendary Japanese theatre artist Tadashi Suzuki on his perhaps last visit to the United States. Tadashi Suzuki (born 1939 in Shimizu) is a theatre director, writer, and philosopher working out of Toga, Toyama, Japan. He is the founder and director of the Suzuki Company of Toga (SCOT), organizer of Japan’s first international theatre festival (Toga Festival). With director Anne Bogart he co-founded the Saratoga International Theatre Institute in Saratoga Springs, New York. He is the creator of the Suzuki Method of Actor Training. In conversation with Kameron Steele (editor and translator of Tadashi Suzuki’s Culture Is the Body) and Frank Hentschker.

FREE + open to the public. First come, first served.


Transformation through Training:
Symposium on the Suzuki Method for Actor Training

May 31—June 3

SITI Company
Skidmore College
Saratoga Springs, NY

In honor of SITI Company’s 25th Anniversary season, Skidmore College is proud to present Tadashi Suzuki and the Suzuki Company of Toga in their return to Saratoga Springs to perform The Trojan Women for two nights only on June 2 & 3.

SITI will host "Transformation through Training: Symposium on the Suzuki Method of Actor Training" from May 31 - June 3. The symposium will include a keynote lecture by Tadashi Suzuki, round table discussions, master classes with both SCOT and SITI, and the performance of The Trojan Women. Registration opens on January 9, 2017 and closes on May 15, 2017.


Sara Davis Buechner, Piano

June 1

Carnegie Hall
Weill Recital Hall

Key Pianists presents American pianist Sara Davis Buechner in a program exploring Japanese music and art, celebrating her 30 years as a Yamaha artist. Repertoire includes Yukiko Nishimura’s Ten Etudes, Kouji Taku’s Variations on a Theme of Poulenc, and Yoshinao Nakada’s Piano Sonata. Ms. Buechner also performs Histoires, Jacques Ibert’s 10 piano miniatures, to a choreographed realization by mime dancer and mask maker Yayoi Hirano.


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