It’s difficult to write about the show you love.
If you have never been to the Japan Society, tucked away on East 47th Street between 2nd and 1st, make it a point to go there this year. Better yet, go there this week. I promise you will be amazed that such magnificent beauty was
It’s hard to know what to talk about first after seeing a play with robot actors. Last Friday, I saw the Robot Theater Project at Japan Society, a program of two plays, Sayonara and I, Worker. The Project is a collaboration between Seinendan Theater Company
This year’s Japan Society’s Dance Showcase (January 11 & 12) features a diverse and compelling line-up including Taipei-based choreographer Chieh-hua Hsieh and his company Anarchy Dance Theatre. Offering some context for the work, Culture and Performance scholar Chang I-Wen submitted this essay on the new aesthetics of dance and technology in Taiwan.
So, Andy got to his catch up sooner than I did – is there anyone out there who hasn’t felt a little in-over-their-head this spring? – but, my final grades are in, Hunter shows, my own part of La Mama Moves shows, other people’s shows
One of the foremost artists of his generation speaks about the triptych “Hot Pepper, Air Conditioner, and the Farewell Speech,” this January at the Japan Society as part of UTR
The legendary Japanese director discusses gender, revenge, and Lecoq with UTR’s Mark Russell
Japan Society Artistic Director Yoko Shioya saw Butoh in Jeremy Wade’s Bessie award-winning duet Glory and, though this was not in his movement background, sent him to Tokyo for research and then brought his work there is no end to more (sight unseen) for its
Just saw inkboat and cokaseki’s AME TO AME (Candy and Rain) at Japan Society. (See earlier preview post). It was a delightful work of “Butoh 2.0” – a playful, surreal, physically rigorous meditation on relationships. It used some of the movement vocabulary associated with Butoh but
Culturebot hearts Japan Society! I’ve heard great things about this performance – and this video looks really cool. Check it out! inkBoat/cokaseki Ame to Ame (Candy and Rain) New York Premiere Cutting edge… chic and beautiful and surprising for the audience. —Radio Berlin Brandenburg [lova-Koga
Last night we paid a studio visit to R. Justin Stewart to check out his current work, which was really fun. It is interesting work, loosely based on emergence theory, more focused on the mathematics of structure. The sculptures are playful and thoughtful at the
“The work of the Japanese soloist is part hip-hop, part Butoh, which means that his expert, staccato undulations build very slowly. The integration of multimedia—flashes of light, cracklings of electronic noise, blackouts, silence, all precisely timed—is highly sophisticated. In one dance, Umeda inhabits a computerized