October 13, 2017
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Performance past event

Noh Music with Genjiro Okura

Japan Society 110th Anniversary Commission

Friday, October 13, 7:30 PMfollowed by a MetLife Meet-the-Artists Reception
Saturday, October 14, 7:30 PMfollowed by an Artist Q&A

Aesthetics of the past, present, East and West meld together in Italian director/choreographer Luca Veggetti’s Left-Right-Left, which explores the point of intersection between Japan’s 14th-century noh tradition and today’s efforts in dance. With leading Japanese butoh and contemporary dancers, esteemed noh musicians and a child noh actor reciting text from noh plays Okina and Hagoromo, this production offers a lens into the microcosm of humanity. Performed in English.

$35/$30 Japan Society members

 Concept/Director/Choreographer: Luca Veggetti
Text Translation/Project Advisor: Donald Keene
Music Director: Genjiro Okura
Dancers: Akira Kasai, Megumi Nakamura, Yukio Suzuki
Noh Musicians: Genjiro Okura, Rokurobyoe Fujita
Child Noh Actor: Rinzo Nagayama
Lighting Designer
: Clifton Taylor
Costume Designer: Mitsushi Yanaihara
Assistant to the Director: Moe Yoshida

Tickets can be purchased online, by visiting or calling the Box Office at (212) 715-1258, or by downloading this order form.

Interview with Choreographer/Director Luca VeggettiLeft-Right-Left Trailer

Part of the NOH-NOW Series
Following the much acclaimed NOH-NOW performance series that Japan Society presented during our 2007 centennial celebration, we are proud to showcase a new NOH-NOW series to mark our 110th anniversary. This edition offers four new productions by today’s most celebrated artists who continue to draw inspiration from Japan’s centuries-old noh tradition.

Buy a ticket to each NOH-NOW production and save 20%! The discount will automatically be applied when ordering online.

Left-Right-Left is co-produced with Yokohama Noh Theater.

Japan Society’s 110th Anniversary Performing Arts Commissions, including Four Nights of Dream, Left-Right-Left, and Rikyu-Enoura, received support from the Rockefeller Brothers Fund.

Medieval Japan’s Influence on the World

The Medieval Japan’s Influence on the World and Today series is supported by The Japan-U.S. Friendship Commission, an award from the National Endowment for the Arts, and Toshiba International Foundation.

International transportation support for Left-Right-Left is provided by The Japan Foundation.

Left-Right-Left © Terry Lin.

  • Friday, October 13, 2017
  • 7:30 pm