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Kuruma Ningyo Masterclass


February 24, 2023
11:00 am
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Kuruma Ningyo Masterclass

Friday February 24 11 am - 1pm Max 15 participants

Learn about the unique mechanics of kuruma ningyo in this special workshop for professional puppeteers led by Koryu Nishikawa V. This master class will cover the basics of Japanese traditional puppetry, including the three-person manipulation method found in bunraku. Part of the workshop will be spent mastering select, short scenes from Nishikawa’s repertoire.

Tickets: $50 / $40 members

Professional puppeteering experience required.

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February 23-25, 2023

AKUTAGAWA is a stage portrait of Ryunosuke Akutagawa, father of the modern Japanese short novel and author. Told through the traditional puppetry style kuruma ningyo blended with dynamic video images, AKUTAGAWA is an amalgam of five of his famous short stories.

Image: © Japan Society; AKUTAGAWA © Hachioji Kuruma Ningyo, The Koryu Nishikawa Troupe.

AKUTAGAWA is supported by Arts Council Tokyo (Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture) and The Osaka Community Foundation / anonymous fund No.22.

Arts Council Tokyo

2022-23 Performing Arts Season Support

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.

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Major support is generously provided by the Howard Gilman Foundation and Doug and Teresa Peterson. Endowment support is provided by 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.

Howard Gilman Foundation

Additional support is provided by Dr. and Mrs. Carl F. Taeusch II, Dr. Jeanette C. Takamura, Estate of Alan M. Suhonen, Sarah Billinghurst Solomon and Howard Solomon, Nancy and Joe Walker, Dr. John K. Gillespie, Paula S. Lawrence, Hiroko Onoyama, Lyndley and Samuel Schwab, and Nora and David Tezanos.

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.

All Nippon Airways Co., Ltd.