Veggetti, Kato and Nakamura
Project IX – Pleiades

May 2, 2014
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Two Japanese tour de force artists, acclaimed musician Kuniko Kato, praised by Steve Reich as a “first rate percussionist,” and dancer Megumi Nakamura, internationally-known since her days with Jiří Kylián’s Netherlands Dance Theater, explore the mesmerizing scores of legendary 20th-century composer Iannis Xenakis (1922-2001). Project IX – Pleiades, which features one of Xenakis’ most complex and ambitious pieces, Pléiades, is a multimedia work delivered through live performance and a state-of-the-art sound/projection installation. Directed by Italian choreographer Luca Veggetti, one of the featured artists in the 2014 NY PHIL BIENNIAL.

$30/$24 Japan Society members

Friday, May 2 performance is followed by a MetLife Meet the Artists Reception.

Buy tickets online or call the Japan Society Box Office at (212) 715-1258, Mon. – Fri. 11 am – 6 pm, Weekends 11 am – 5 pm.

This program is supported by the Nomura Foundation.

Additional support is provided by The Asahi Shimbun Foundation.
The production Project IX – Pleiades is funded by The Japan Foundation and Tokyo Arts Council.

Kuniko Kato is endorsed by Pearl and Adams.

MetLife Meet-the-Artists Reception support is provided by MetLife Foundation.


Inset images: Luca Veggetti © Terry Lin; Kuniko Kato © Michiyuki Ohba

  • Friday, May 2, 2014
  • 7:30 pm