Performing Arts

Virtual Performing Arts: Introducing JS-ENCORE

“In these troubled times, we are still optimistic because we know the light and energy that artists can bring to the world. We are happy that Japan Society has such gems of artistry in our archives, and that we can share it with you online. All of the programs I selected for JS-ENCORE are performances by Japanese artists who are willing to help people in New York, the U.S., and beyond to keep their strong spirits and smiles.” 
Yoko Shioya, Artistic Director

JS-ENCORE is a new bi-weekly series of traditional and contemporary Japanese performances curated by Japan Society’s Artistic Director Yoko Shioya. Enjoy gems from our digital archives that celebrate Japanese performance! View the streaming schedule here:

April 17-May 1, 2020:
Hidetaro Honjoh: Hauta Shamisen: Edo-Period Love Songs
The Shamisen Session, Vol. 4: SAKISHIMA Meeting, Okiniwan duo

May 1-May 15, 2020:
The Shamisen Sessions, Vol. 1: Hiromitsu Agatsuma + Akiko Yano
The Shamisen Sessions, Vol. 3: A Salute to Tradition

May 15-May 29, 2020:
About Kazuo Ohno: Reliving the Butoh Diva’s Masterpieces
Fruits borne out of rust

May 29-June 12, 2020:
Godzilla Legend: Music of Akira Ifukube
Nihon Buyo Dance with live traditional music *Just extended through June 26!

#JSFromHome Theater Productions

Watch performances from Oriza Hirata and his influential Seinendan Theater Company, online now through June 28 (with English subtitles):

April 17-May 28, 2020:
Ronin Office Ladies
Robot Theater (a double-bill of Sayonara and I, Worker)

May 29-June 28, 2020:
Control Officers

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