Outcast Samurai Dancer: Japanese Dance Avant-garde

November 19, 2003
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6 pm

7 – 9 pm
Reception and Booksigning

Outcast Samurai Dancer is a photographic documentary of Japan’s real dance avant-garde: the contemporary artists who are using their bodies to wage a creative revolution. With over fifty color photographs and an illuminating narrative, the book evokes a fever hallucination of movement, suturing the wound between past and future, East and West, art and necessity.

Photographer Meital Hershkovitz and writer Hillary Raphael will look at the history of underground Japanese dance and discuss the fascinating process of crafting this work which took them all around Japan to the ateliers and stages where the cutting edge of dance is kept sharp.

Held in conjunction with the Japan Society Lobby Gallery exhibition Outcast Samurai Dancer, on view from November 19 through December 2, 2003. Presented as part of Asian Contemporary Art Week I New York (November 18 to 22).

Tickets: $10, Japan Society members & seniors $8, students $5.

  • Wednesday, November 19, 2003
  • 6:00 pm