November 4, 2021 - November 7, 2021


PROGRAM A, with Emile Blondel on piano:
Thursday, November 4 at 7:30 pm—followed by a MetLife Meet-the-Artists Reception
Sunday, November 7 at 2:30 pm

PROGRAM B, with Kato Hideki on bass guitar:
Friday, November 5 at 7:30 pm
Saturday, November 6 at 7:30 pm

Inspired by the writings of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, author of The Little Prince, SHEEP #1 follows the adventures of a sheep in search of the meaning of life. In this inventive, minimalist performance, NYC-based Japanese artist Sachiyo Takahashi (Nekaa Lab) manipulates tiny figurines that in real-time are magnified with a video camera and projected onto a screen, with the action set to live musical accompaniment—a unique style wisely coined by the artist "Microscopic Live Cinema-Theatre." The recipient of grants awarded by The Jim Henson Foundation in 2017, 2018 and 2021 for her innovative work in the field of puppetry, Takahashi explores the border between narrative and abstraction to generate dream-like fables for the subconscious.

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All audience members must show proof of vaccination at Will Call. Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by a fully-vaccinated adult and must provide proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 72 hours of the event start time or a negative COVID-19 antigen test taken within six hours of the event start time. The test results must clearly show the date and time of the test. The test may be performed by a medical professional or by using an over-the-counter testing kit. For more information, please review our Visitor Policies and Safety Protocols.

Tickets: $23/$18 members

Members: August 10
General public: August 17

Image: SHEEP #1 © Skye Morse-Hodgson

SHEEP #1 is supported, in part, by Doug and Teresa Peterson. The U.S. premiere in 2018 was co-produced with The Tank, NYC, and supported, in part, by The Jim Henson Foundation Presenter Grant. The world premiere, in Vancouver, Canada, was presented in collaboration with Blim.


2021-2022 Performing Arts Season

Lead Sponsor
MetLife Foundation

The season is made possible, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.


Major Support is generously provided by Doug and Teresa Peterson, with endowment support from the Lila Wallace-Reader's Digest Endowment Fund and the Endowment for the Performing Arts, established with a leadership gift from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.

Additional support is provided by Helen and Kenneth A. Cowin, Dr. Jeanette C. Takamura, Dr. and Mrs. Carl F. Taeusch II, Mr. Alan M. Suhonen‡, Sarah Billinghurst Solomon and Howard Solomon, Paula S. Lawrence, Dr. Stephen and Mrs. Michiko Levine, Marjorie Neuwirth, Hiroko Onoyama, Lyndley and Samuel Schwab, and Nancy and Joe Walker. Transportation assistance is provided by All Nippon Airways Co., Ltd. Yamaha is the official piano provider of Japan Society. MetLife Meet-the-Artists Reception is provided by MetLife Foundation.


† In memoriam.