Contemporary Dance Festival: Japan + East Asia
In January 2019, Japan Society’s Contemporary Dance Festival: Japan + East Asia brings groundbreaking artists from the other side of the globe to New York audiences.
The Contemporary Dance Festival, in the tradition of its forerunner, the Contemporary Dance Showcase, which over the course of two decades enjoyed 17 action-packed installments, celebrates defining artists of the moment – this year featuring three revelatory and robust works from Japan, Taiwan and Korea, in a highly selective program assembled by the Society's Artistic Director Yoko Shioya.
This year's festival features: Akira Kasai’s legendary piece Pollen Revolution performed by his son Mitsutake Kasai; Kids, choreographed by emerging star Kuan-Hsiang Liu, a tribute to death and the choreographer's mother in a modern grief ritual full of idiosyncratic motion and moments of serenity; and Silver Knife by Goblin Party, delving into conflicting portrayals of female identity through the eloquently crafted movements of four women.
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