Performance past event

Japanese Contemporary Dance Showcase

January 11, 2003
Japanese Contemporary Dance Showcase

Contemporary Dance Showcase
Friday & Saturday January 10 & 11 at 8:30 pm


Four new groups!


Dance company Nibroll crosses the borders of dance, film, music and visual arts. Their movements, derived from everyday urban life, are presented in enigmatic style with whimsical and cynical imagery.


Dance Theatre Ludens explores physical and psychological aspects of being and existence through delicate, playful movements that express a full range of emotion.


Strange Kinoko (Mushrooms) Dance Co., comprised of three female dancer/choreographers, is best known for a hip, slapstick style that pokes fun at everything from pop icons to Mount Fuji.


Butoh experimentalist Akemi Takeya has developed an astonishing combination of movement and voice that is incorporated into dance with poetic, expressive movement. Characterized by Japanese aesthetics and Oriental philosophy, her charismatic performance is both frightening and fascinating to watch.


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Dancing in the Diaspora: Japanese Dancers in New York
Friday & Saturday, January 10 & 11 from 7 to 8 pm

This special showcase introduces three noteworthy Japanese choreographers working in the U.S. Officially held for presenters and dance professionals, it is also open to Contemporary Dance Showcase ticketholders. Yasuko Yokoshi presents an excerpt from her newest solo work, Shuffle (commissioned by the Whitney Museum of Art); Satoshi Haga’s choreography mixes ballet, drama, mime, butoh and traditional Japanese theater; and Tsuyoshi Kaseda incorporates elements of Japanese and Chinese martial arts for his company, Spinnin’ Ronin.   

Corporate Members, to receive your special ticket discount on this event, please call the Japan Society box office at (212) 752-3015 from Monday to Friday, 10 am – 4:45 pm.

Special Subscription Offer
Get up to a 30% discount ($25 ticket becomes only $18!) for Fall Performing Arts Events and also a 50%-off discount voucher for one of the Spring 2003 Performing Arts Events when you subscribe to all three fall performances at Japan Society: Soup, My Husband is a Spaceman and Japanese Contemporary Dance Showcase.  The 50% discount voucher is valid through June 30, 2003 and may be used towards Spring 2003 Performing Arts Events only.  Vouchers may not be used with any other promotional/membership discount.  Subscription tickets are available through phone, mail or fax only.  Contact the Japan Society Box Office at (212) 752-3015.

See press coverage of this event on the following page of our press room:
The New York Times, 1/13/2003

  • January 11, 2003
  • 8:30 pm