15th Contemporary Dance Showcase Japan + East Asia

January 11, 2013
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“[KENTARO!! creates] exhilarating dance…combined with expression of bittersweet nostalgia.”–Dance Magazine (Japan)

"[Makotocluv is] wonderfully fluent in the language of the theater."–The New York Times

Japan Society’s Dance Showcase is back with a thrilling assortment of offerings! This year’s line-up includes the new post-post-post-butoh duo dance work from Tokyo, Misshitsu: Secret Honey Room–Duo Version, created and performed collaboratively by Makotocluv founder Makoto Enda and former Dairakudakan dancer Kumotaro Mukai. Also from Tokyo, Send it, Mr. Monster, by award-winning choreographer and singer KENTARO!!, who leads his group TOKYO ELECTROCK STAIRS in a hip-hop dance set to Japanese pop and serenade songs–an organically meshed, unlikely pairing. From Kyoto, Japanese choreographer Kosei Sakamoto’s new work HAIGAFURU~Ash is falling, created in contemplation of Japan’s nuclear disaster during his residency in Helsinki and performed by members of his company Monochrome Circus. From Taipei, astonishing human body movements are set within a high-tech, real-time interactive space in Seventh Sense, choreographed by Chieh-hua Hsieh and performed by his company Anarchy Dance Theatre. Come check out dance from the other side of the globe without leaving town!


$28/$25 Japan Society members

Friday, January 11 performance is followed by a MetLife Meet-the-Artists Reception.

Buy Tickets Online or call the Japan Society Box Office at (212) 715-1258, Mon. – Fri. 11 am – 6 pm, Weekends 11 am – 5 pm. 

Friday, January 11 performance is now SOLD OUT. A waitlist will begin at the Box Office one hour before curtain.

APAP Presenters please call (212) 715-1220 for a limited number of industry reservations. Tickets are not guaranteed until confirmed.

This program is supported by The Japan Foundation; Arts Council Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture; the Ministry of Culture (R.O.C.); and the Taipei Cultural Center of TECO in New York.


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


  • Friday, January 11, 2013
  • 7:30 pm