EVENT: 16th Contemporary Dance Showcase: Japan + East Asia

How to say (c) Chang-Chih Chen

Japan Society’s 16th Contemporary Dance Showcase: Japan + East Asia, one of their many great performance programs this season, brings from astonishingly agile artists from Japan and Taiwan for two nights of performances Friday, January 9 and Saturday, January 10.

From Japan:

Nobuyuki Hanabusa’s group enra performs Newton, an out-of-this-world amalgamation of motion graphics and choreography.

Mikiko Kawamura’s street style solo Alphard is set to a bold soundscape with J-pop and classical music

In Kaori Seki’s quartet Marmont, bodies morph into nebulous creature-like positions.

From Taiwan:

I-Fen Tung’s (董怡芬) fresh duo How to Say grapples with communication through words and dance.

In Shang-Chi Sun’s (孫尚綺 / 孙尚绮) Traverse, graceful martial arts-like movements oscillate between combat speed and tranquility.

Here’s the preview trailer:

Unfortunately, tickets are sold out (the New York Times did call the show a “hot ticket”), but a waitlist for each performance will begin one hour prior to curtain at 6:30 PM.

Those of you who have tickets, watch the videos below to see what you’re in store for.  Those of you who don’t can still have a gander at these amazing artists:

enra – Pleiades

Mikiko Kawamura – muku

Kaori Seki –  Marmont

I-Fen Tung (董怡芬)- How to Say

Shang-Chi Sun (孫尚綺 / 孙尚绮) – Traverse

Friday, January 9, 7:30 PM
Saturday, January 10, 7:30 PM
Japan Society, 333 E. 47th Street
$28/admission; $25/Japan Society members

Image How to Say © Chang-Chih Chen, courtesy of Japan Society