16th Contemporary Dance Showcase:
Japan + East Asia

January 9, 2015
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Both Friday and Saturday performances are SOLD OUT. A waitlist for each performance will begin one hour prior to curtain at 6:30 pm.


I-Fen Tung.

Mikiko Kawamura.

Shang-Chi Sun.

This bi-annual favorite, hailed by the The New York Times as "a hot ticket," returns with a standout line-up of groundbreaking artists from the other side of the globe. This year’s showcase includes from Japan: Nobuyuki Hanabusa‘s group enra performing Newton, an out-of-this-world amalgamation of motion graphics and choreography; Mikiko Kawamura‘s street style solo Alphard set to a bold soundscape with J-pop and classical music; and Kaori Seki‘s quartet Marmont, in which bodies morph into nebulous creature-like positions. From Taiwan: I-Fen Tung‘s fresh duo How to Say grapples with communication through words and dance and Shang-Chi Sun‘s Traverse, in which graceful martial arts-like movements oscillate between combat speed and tranquility.

Tickets: $28/$25 Japan Society members

Fri, Jan. 9 performance is followed by a MetLife Meet-the-Artists Reception.

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

This program is supported by the Agency for Cultural Affairs, Government of Japan in the fiscal year 2014, Arts Council Tokyo, the Ministry of Culture, R.O.C.(Taiwan), and the Taipei Cultural Center of TECO in New York.

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

Mikiko Kawamura was selected as a 2013-14 Junior Fellow by The Saison Foundation.

Top photo: Kaori Seki © Kazuyuki Matsumoto. Inset photos, left to right: enra © enra, I-Fen Tung © Chang-Chih Chen, Mikiko Kawamura © DominoPerformations Festival Croatia, Shang-Chi Sun © Achim Pun.

  • Friday, January 9, 2015
  • 7:30 pm