Extinction Rituals

June 9, 2023 - June 10, 2023
Extinction Rituals


Friday, June 9, 7:30 pm—Followed by an artist Q&A
Saturday, June 10, 7:30 pm–Followed by an artist Q&A

Directed, choreographed and designed by Brooklyn-based multidisciplinary artist duo Ximena Garnica & Shige Moriya, Extinction Rituals is inspired by acts of remembrance celebrating the life and loss of animals, plants and environments from the places they call home—Kyoto, Bogota, and NYC. Through poetic vignettes of movement, light, music and song, these mesmerizing tableaux weave together an original score by Oscar-nominated composer Kaoru Watanabe, the powerful voice of Colombian singer Carolina Oliveros, and the butoh-rooted work of the LEIMAY Ensemble, including dancers Masanori Asahara and Krystel Copper. Following the work-in-progress showings, Garnica and Moriya sit down for a Q&A with the audience to elaborate on the international exchanges behind this timely and profoundly collaborative piece.

Tickets: $20 / $16 members

Ximena Garnica & Shige Moriya
Kaoru Watanabe
Carolina Oliveros

Images: Extinction Rituals © Jeremy Tressler; Ximena Garnica & Shige Moriya © Brandon Perdomo; Kaoru Watanabe © Max Whittaker; Carolina Oliveros © Los Herederos.

2022-23 Performing Arts Season Support
Lead Sponsor

The season is made possible, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.

Major support is generously provided by the Howard Gilman Foundation and Doug and Teresa Peterson. Endowment support is provided by the Lila Wallace-Reader’s Digest Endowment Fund and the Endowment for the Performing Arts, established with a leadership gift from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.

Additional support is provided by Dr. and Mrs. Carl F. Taeusch II, Dr. Jeanette C. Takamura, Estate of Alan M. Suhonen, Sarah Billinghurst Solomon and Howard Solomon, Nancy and Joe Walker, Dr. John K. Gillespie, Paula S. Lawrence, Hiroko Onoyama, Lyndley and Samuel Schwab, and Nora and David Tezanos.

Transportation assistance is provided by All Nippon Airways Co., Ltd. Yamaha is the official piano provider of Japan Society. MetLife Meet-the-Artists Reception is provided by MetLife Foundation.

Japan Society programs are made possible by leadership support from Booth Ferris Foundation and Shiseido Americas.

  • June 9, 2023 June 10, 2023
  • 7:30 pm
  • In-Person Event
  • Timed Tickets
  • $20 Regular price
  • $16 Member price