Virtual Theater

Mansai Nomura’s New Kyogen: <em>Kagami-kaja (A Mirror Servant)</em>

Mansai Nomura’s New Kyogen: Kagami-kaja (A Mirror Servant)

Wednesday, December 9, 8:30 PM
Saturday, December 12, 8:30 PM


© Shinji Masakawa © from Setagaya Public Theater

Online Traditional Theater
Launch: Wednesday, December 9, 8:30 PM EST
Live Talk + Q&A with Mansai Nomura: Saturday, December 12, 8:30 PM EST

Mansai Nomura, the beloved traditional kyogen actor, will appear online to show his new kyogen creation—Kagami-kaja—accompanied by an additional piece from the traditional kyogen repertoire. Kagami-kaja begins as a lighthearted exchange between a servant and his reflection, but quickly takes a turn for the absurd when the servant finds himself trapped in the mirror. The program will be preceded by Mansai's introduction of each piece. Streamed with English subtitles. 

This online presentation will include an artist Q&A with director/actor Mansai on December 12, 8:30 PM on Japan Society's YouTube channel.

This event is free with advance registration.

Nomura Mansai's New Kyogen: Kagami-kaja (A Mirror Servant) will be available to register and watch any time from the December 9 launch until December 31.

Watch this video on the history of Japan Society featuring Mansai Nomura.

Performing Arts Season Funding

Lead Sponsor:

Corporate Partner:

ORIX Stewardship Foundation

Major Support: The New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, Doug and Teresa Peterson, the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and The Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation, Inc.


Additional Support: Dr. and Mrs. Carl F. Taeusch II, Dean Jeanette C. Takamura, Mr. Alan M. Suhonen, Hiroko Onoyama, The Royal Little Family Foundation, Sarah Billinghurst Solomon and Howard Solomon, Mr. Norton Belknap, Dr. John K. Gillespie, Paula S. Lawrence, Dr. Stephen and Mrs. Michiko Levine, Susan M. McCormac, Pamela Perlman, Karen and Samuel Richardson, and Lyndley and Samuel Schwab.

Endowment: 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.

In-kind Support: Transportation assistance is provided by All Nippon Airways Co., Ltd.

Yamaha is the official piano provider of Japan Society.

MetLife Meet-the-Artists Reception support is provided by MetLife Foundation.

Images: © Shinji Masakawa © from Setagaya Public Theater, Reiko Yamada © Carolyn Drake, Satoko Ichihara © Mizuki Sato, The Dark Master © Hirokazu Tokuyama.

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