SOLD OUT Frank L. Ellsworth Performing Arts Lecture Series: Komomo: Geisha in Contemporary Japan
With traditional dance & live shamisen accompaniment.
Geisha Komomo was born in Mexico and raised in Beijing before becoming a geisha’s apprentice, or maiko in 2000 and a full fledged geiko, as geisha are known in Kyoto, in 2005. In this lecture, Komomo’s rare story–from apprenticeship to full geisha–is told through a series of photographs by photographer Naoyuki Ogino, giving an intimate glimpse of a geisha’s life today. Moderated by Christopher Benfey, Mellon Professor of English at Mount Holyoke College. The program also features a live traditional dance performance by Komomo, with shamisen accompaniment.
Followed by a reception.
Tickets: $20/$15 Japan Society members. This event is sold out.
Transportation assistance provided by
- Thursday, May 22, 2008
- 6:30 pm