Performance past event

Japanese Contemporary Dance Showcase

January 9, 2004
Japanese Contemporary Dance Showcase

Encounter Japan’s thrilling new dancers and choreographers in this must-see New York City performance, exclusively at Japan Society’s seventh Annual Contemporary Dance Showcase.


Large ensembles and soloists alike come together in a concert of brilliantly diverse dance performances: IDEVIAN CREW uses subtlety and wit to reveal the humor inherent in group life; Performing Arts Unit “PROJECT FUKURO” features breathtaking mechanical constructions, puppets and a physicality that accentuates the Asian-ness of the dancers’ bodies; Mika Kurosawa, named “The Ultimate Solo Dancer” by Performing Arts Journal, demonstrates her own dense, evocative technique; Dance Barbizon, known for the insightful inner life of their rigorously physical pieces, debut a new work in their first New York performance; and Un Yamada, one of Japan’s most fascinating new solo dancers, uses shockingly humorous images to great effect. This special evening of diverse choreographic and performance styles highlights the magic and vision of each company.


Tickets: $25; Japan Society members $18

  • January 9, 2004 – January 10, 2004