Here and ThereA list of Japan-related events and exhibitions beyond Japan Society.
Triskelion Arts Presents... Vangeline Theater
An Eco-Friendly Butoh Fantasy
June 26 – 27, 2015 at 8pm
Triskelion Arts’ Muriel Schulman Theater
106 Calyer Street, Brooklyn, NY 11222 (Enter on Banker Street)
Tickets: $16 - www.brownpapertickets.com/event/962046
In their latest work, Vangeline Theater is campaigning to raise awareness by pioneering a Green initiative called WAKE UP AND SMELL THE COFFEE, Butoh for Waste Prevention - Reducing Coffee Trash. This new dance work will incorporate a set made of 1,000 used coffee cups to illustrate how much non-recyclable waste our society generates. Audiences are invited to buy reusable cups and commit to being part of a positive change for the community. The Vangeline Theater has been a leader in the development of contemporary Butoh dance since its founding in 2002. Voted "Best Dance Visits of 2011" by Time OUT Chicago, Vangeline's choreography was heralded a "triumph" by japanculturenyc, "captivating" by the New York Times, and "compelling and unparalleled" by See Chicago Dance. More Info: www.vangeline.com
182 at 182 4th Avenue
At our Advanced Summer Dance Intensive (ASDI), dancers at an advanced level ages 18-24 will get to study with Shen Wei Dance Arts and Stefanie Batten Bland. The intensive consists of a rigorous and comprehensive curriculum for dancers wishing to learn repertory from the masters themselves. The classes will be held in beautiful dance studios on Governors Island that overlook the Hudson River in two sessions. Session one (August 3rd-7th) will have Sara Procopio from Shen Wei Dance Arts teach their repertory and Session two (August 10-14th) will have Stephanie Batten Bland teaching her work. In conclusion of each week, there will be a final showcase on both Fridays, to present what dancers learned during the intensive. Tuition is $655 for one week session and $945 for both sessions. Auditions are mandatory and scholarships are available. Our next two auditions will be held on June 6th and July 11th from 2:00-4:00pm at Dancewave 182 at 182 4th Ave, Brooklyn, NY. To sign up for an audition, or for more information, send email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 718.522.4696.
The Japanese Government’s “Cool Japan” Hotline
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