SANBASO, divine dance
Mansai Nomura + Hiroshi Sugimoto

March 28, 2013
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Co-presented with and held at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum  

Offsite Event
Guggenheim Museum Rotunda
1071 5th Ave at 89th St.
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Star kyogen actor Mansai Nomura performs Japan’s oldest celebratory dance to the live accompaniment of classical noh theater musicians in the Guggenheim rotunda, with stage and costumes designed by internationally renowned artist Hiroshi Sugimoto. Presented in conjunction with the exhibition Gutai: Splendid Playground, SANBASO, is a tribute to the performance Ultramodern Sanbaso (1957) by Shiraga Kazuo, one of the leading figures of Japan’s avant-garde Gutai movement.

Running time: 40 minutes

Seated tickets: $50/$45 Japan Society & Guggenheim members/$25 students
Standing tickets: $30/$25 Japan Society & Guggenheim members/$15 students


Standby lines will form outside of the Guggenheim Museum going up Fifth Avenue. After ticket-holders have been seated, standby tickets will be sold as space allows. Each person can purchase only one ticket.

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On Paddle8 until March 20, 11PM EST

This program is supported by The Peter Jay Sharp Foundation, The Japan Foundation, and Pace Gallery.

Images: © Shinji Masakawa, courtesy of Odawara Art Foundation.

  • Thursday, March 28, 2013
  • 8:00 pm