Veggetti, Kato and Nakamura
Project IX – Pleiades
Friday, May 2, 2014
Saturday, May 3, 2014
NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE
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.
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