Here and ThereA list of Japan-related events and exhibitions beyond Japan Society.
Open January 16 – May 17
Children's Museum of Manhattan
The Tisch Building, 212 West 83rd Street
New York, NY 10024
Children will have fun learning about life in present day Japan in this playful, highly immersive environment. Hello from Japan! is a new interactive exhibit in CMOM’s Lower Level Gallery. It will transport families to two distinct areas of Tokyo that exist side by side: one serene and exquisite, the other, too cute for words.
Kawaii Central is a streetscape inspired by Tokyo’s bustling Harajuku district, bursting with color, trendy shops and cuter than cute kawaii* styles, (pronounced like Hawai’i). Kids sing karaoke, smile for the photo booth camera, serve up a seasonal Japanese meal, and design adorable mascots for their families.
The beautiful, natural Shinto shrine park invites children to build a bridge, crawl through a forest, encounter kami spirits, and make a wish at a wishing tree.
Together, the exhibit highlights how old and new traditions coexist in Japan, giving visitors a family-friendly window into Japanese culture.Program Schedule
Thursday, April 2, 7:30 PM
Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall
881 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10019
Management consultant, pianist, and conductor Victor Dijon de Monteton founded a new series of annual benefit concerts in 2011 in Zurich. On April 2, 2015, the Swiss Charity Concert will have its debut in New York City at Zankel Hall. Together with violinists Koh Gabriel Kameda and Gina Keiko Friesicke and the Orchestra of St. Luke’s, Dijon de Monteton will perform classic masterpieces to support Save the Children and it’s programs for children in the world’s poorest areas. The Swiss Charity Concert in New York will directly benefit Save the Children, the world’s leading independent organization for children.
David H. Koch Theatre, Lincoln Center
20 Lincoln Center Plaza
New York, NY 10023
The Tokyo Ballet makes its long-awaited debut in the United States, as part of a brand new program created by international ballet star David Hallberg. The incomparable ballerina Mizuka Uena leads the cast in a performance of Bakhti III - the 20th Century masterpiece by iconic choreographer Maurice Bejart. This important, must-see piece finally makes its US Premiere after the Tokyo Ballet has performed it to thrilled audiences at home in Tokyo, as well as in Europe and South America.
The program will also include the US Premiere of choreographer Stephen Baynes' Unspoken Dialogues, featuring Principal dancers from the Australian Ballet; US Premiere of Pierre Lacotte's Marco Spada, performed by soloists from the Bolshoi Ballet; the US Premiere of Choreographic Game 3x3 performed by dancers from the Mariinsky Ballet; and a World Premiere by celebrated young choreographer Pontus Lidberg, with dancers from the American Ballet Theatre's Studio Company.
The evening is presented in association with Youth America Grand Prix (YAGP), a global network of dance, connecting students, teachers, schools, dancers, dance companies, and audiences worldwide. More information is available at www.yagp.org.
For tickets, contact the David H. Koch Theatre box office. Call 212-496-0600 or visit www.davidhkochtheater.com
SPECIAL OFFER: Mention code YAGP25 to receive 25% off your ticket * discount does not apply to lowest-price tickets
Friday, June 12, 6-9pm
Saturday, June 13, 1-6pm
Sunday, June 14, 1-6pm
307 West 14th Street
New York NY 10036
Vangeline Theater hosts a 4-day Butoh workshop with Butoh Master Tadashi Endo. TADASHI ENDO, elève of the great butoh dancer Kazuo Ohno, found his own way of dance which he calls “Butoh MA”. MA is a very important word in zen buddhism which has two meanings: the “emptiness” and “the space between the things”.
The Japanese Government’s “Cool Japan” Hotline
“Cool Japan” refers to Japanese products, media and culture that non-Japanese people feel are interesting and distinct to Japan. The Japanese Government wishes to learn what is cool to non-Japanese and work on disseminating these things further in order to deepen cultural exchange. The Cabinet Secretariat welcomes your opinions on what things are ‘cool’ from the viewpoint of non-Japanese people but unnoticed by Japanese, proposals on how to disseminate “Cool Japan”, and any other proposals to the Japanese Government that may be helpful for the “Cool Japan” strategy. Please note that the Secretariat will not specifically reply to each opinion or proposal received. We appreciate your cooperation.