Performance past event

Japanese Contemporary Dance Showcase

January 18, 2007
Japanese Contemporary Dance Showcase

At The Joyce Theater
Tuesday, January 16 – Sunday, January 21

Presented by The Joyce Theater in association with Japan Society.   Held at The Joyce Theater, 175 Eighth Avenue at 19th Street.

Program A
Tuesday & Wednesday at 7:30 pm, Saturday at 2 pm & 8 pm
Noism 07 (NINA materialize sacrifice-1st part); Kim Itoh and the Glorious Future (Dead and Alive: Body on the Borderline)

Program B
Thursday & Friday at 8 pm, Sunday at 2 pm & 7:30 pm
Leni Basso (Finks); Pappa Tarahumara (Three Sisters)

Tickets: $30; $23 Japan Society & The Joyce members. Japan Society members must present their membership card at the box office to receive the discounted ticket price. Tickets go on sale in September. Contact The Joyce Theater box office: (212) 242-0800 or www.joyce.org

About the Annual Japanese Contemporary Dance Showcase
For the last nine years Japan Society has presented its annual showcase introducing the most cutting-edge, emerging dance companies to audiences in New York. To celebrate its 10th year, the showcase takes over New York’s most prominent dance venue, The Joyce Theater, and features the cream of the crop in contemporary dance, including acclaimed genre-bending Pappa Tarahumara led by visionary director Hiroshi Koike; Kim Itoh and the Glorious Future, leader in the next generation of post-butoh and postmodern dance; the dissociative multimedia collages of Leni Basso, led by choreographer/dancer Akiko Kitamura, named one of the “top 50 choreographers in the world” by Dance Magazine; and the pure physical aestheticism of Noism07, led by choreographer Jo Kanamori.


Modern dance from Japan is much among us these days, ubiquitous and mysterious… Japan Society in particular has served as an invaluable showcase for new Japanese dance in New York. — John Rockwell, The New York Times

  • January 18, 2007
  • 8:00 pm