The Unknown Dancer in the Neighborhood

January 10, 2020
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Contemporary Theater

Friday, January 10, 7 PM — Followed by a MetLife Meet-the-Artists Reception
Saturday, January 11, 7 PM — Followed by an artist Q&A
Sunday, January 12, 1 PM
Tuesday, January 14, 7 PM

Back by popular demand after his North American debut of Girl X in 2017 at Japan Society, Suguru Yamamoto, one of Japan’s hottest young playwright-directors and founder of theater company HANCHU-YUEI, returns with his latest one-man dance theater piece. The Unknown Dancer in the Neighborhood features Yamamoto’s signature directing style, in which characters’ thoughts are conveyed through projected words, alluding to the millennial generation’s preferred mode of communication—texting. Blending movement, photography and colorful lighting, Yamamoto reveals the indifference and tenderness of a metropolis where the lives of complete strangers continuously interact and coalesce.

Performed in Japanese with English supertitles.

Tickets: $35/$30 members

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The Unknown Dancer in the Neighborhood is presented by Japan Society as part of The Public Theater’s Under the Radar Festival 2020.


The Unknown Dancer in the Neighborhood is supported by Arts Council Tokyo (Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture), The Japan Foundation, and in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.


Image: The Unknown Dancer in the Neighborhood © Ryuichiro Suzuki

  • Friday, January 10, 2020
  • 7:00 pm