Performing Arts


Performing Arts

Performing Arts 2013-14 Season
Japan Society's Performing Arts Program celebrates its 60th Anniversary!

In Japanese tradition, kanreki (還暦), one’s 60th birthday, marks a special celebration of longevity and rebirth. For this distinguished season, we present a range of international works where Japan and the world meet.



2013-14 Season Preview


Your contribution will help us present an exciting 60th anniversary season and secure the future of the Performing Arts Program.

Visit to learn ways to give or contact the Individual Giving Office at (212) 715-1270 or


Kuromori Kagura<br />Folk Music & Dance from Tohoku

Click here to learn more about Japan Society's past performing arts events.

Corporate Partner:

MetLife Foundation

Major Support:

Doug and Teresa Peterson, Mr. Kenneth A. Cowin; Dr. John K. Gillespie; 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:

Dr. and Mrs. Carl F. Taeusch II; Mr. Richard Royce; Howard and Sarah Solomon; Ms. Hiroko Onoyama; Ms. Kumiko Yoshii; Mr. Terry Brykczynski and Ms. Andrea Miller; Mr. Norton Belknap; The Globus Family; Geoffrey Paul Gordon and Nicole A. Gordon; Dr. Stephen J. and Mrs. Michiko Levine; Mr. James C. Nolan ⱡ; Mr. Michael Romano; Mr. Alex York and Paula S. Lawrence.

ⱡ deceased


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.

Top images, clockwise from left: Dogugaeshi © Richard Termine, courtesy of Tandem Otter Productions; Zorn@60 © Scott Irvine; © Kazunali Tajima; The Room Nobody Knows © Shinsuke Suginou; Shomyo: Buddhist Ritual Chant © Tsukasa Aoki.

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