Performing Arts

Japan Society’s 2016-17 Performing Arts Season

Thank you for being a part of our 2016-17 Performing Arts season! This year we welcomed artists from Japan who are reshaping concepts of tradition and convention in fresh and fun ways. In addition to the full-evening programs offered in our theater, we engaged with audiences through intimate workshops and talks and sent our artists out on tour to 8 cities throughout North America. We partnered with the Society’s Gallery, Film, Education and Talks+ Programs to dig deeper into selected themes and even offered two programs especially for young audiences!

We want to thank you for being a part of this season’s journey and let you know that it is patrons like you who make these productions possible. We value your continued support, and invite you to join us next season, for Japan Society’s 110th Anniversary season, by becoming a Japan Society member today.

Already a member? As a non-profit organization, Japan Society programs are only made possible by generous supporters like you. Please consider making a fully tax-deductible gift to the Performing Arts program to see even more of what you love.

Stay tuned for the announcement of our 2017-2018 Performing Arts season in early August.

2016-2017 Performing Arts Sponsors

Lead Sponsor:

Corporate Partner:

      ORIX Americas Miyauchi Charitable Foundation   

Major Support:

Doug and Teresa Peterson, The Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation, Inc., the New York State Council on the Arts with support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, an anonymous donor, and New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council.


Additional Support:

Dean Jeanette C. Takamura, Dr. and Mrs. Carl F. Taeusch II, Mr. Alan M. Suhonen, Nachiketa Das, Sarah Billinghurst Solomon and Howard Solomon, Mr. Norton Belknap, Dr. John K. Gillespie, Hiroko Onoyama, Pamela Perlman, Michael Romano, and Ms. Paula S. Lawrence.


Lila Wallace-Reader's Digest Endowment Fund, and the Endowment for the Performing Arts, established with leadership gifts from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, The Globus Family, Kyocera Corporation, The Starr Foundation and Toyota Motor Corporation.

In-kind Support:

Transportation assistance is provided by All Nippon Airways Co., Ltd.

Yamaha is the official piano provider of Japan Society.

MetLife Meet-the-Artists Reception support is provided by MetLife Foundation.

Slideshow images: About Kazuo Ohno © Ayumi Sakamoto; Sounds to Summon the Japanese Gods © Ayumi Sakamoto; Kita Noh Theater Company © Julie Lemberger; Hanasaka Jiisan © Ayumi Sakamoto; Contemporary Dance Showcase © Julie Lemberger; Girl X © Ayumi Sakamoto; Nihon Buyo Dance © Julie Lemberger; Godzilla Legend © Ayumi Sakamoto.

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