2012 - 2013 List of The Japan Foundation supported Performing Arts Japan (North America) program
Grant Category
Project Title
Tour Double Bill by Hiroaki Umeda (S20) Calgary,AB, CANADA/Vancouver, BCTronto, ON, CANADA Los Angels,CA/Columbus,OH/Kitchener, ON/New York, NY Jan. 15 - Mar. 17, 2013 Canadian Stage Double Bill by Hiroaki Umeda, presented by Canadian Stage(Tronto), PuSh Festival (Vancouver), Theater Junction (Calgary), MT Space (Kichener), Wexner (Columbus); REDCAT (Los Angels); New York Live Arts (NYC)
Tour Kuromori Kagura: Traditional folklore music and dance group from Iwate Prefecture New York ,NY/Pitsburgh, PA/Middletown, CT/Towson, MD Oct. 26 - Nov. 4, 2012 Japan Society, Inc. As Pats of Japan Society's 2012-2013 Performing Arts season, the Society will present and produce tradiotional dance and music from the Kiromori Kagura repertoireas performed by 11 kagura -shu, or local cagura performers.Kuromori Kagura, designated by the japanese government as an Intangible Cultural Property in 2006, was developed severalhundred years ago and has been maintained since then.Kuromori Kagura has been performed and extensively tourd in worship of the divine spirit of the Kuromori Shirine, which is located in the town of Yamaguchi in Miyako City, Iwate Prefecture, located in Tokoku region, which was devastated by an earthquake and tsunami on March11, 2011.
Tour Touring of the new collaborative work "(glowing)" by Kota Yamazaki Portland, OR/Albuquerque, NM/Miami, Fl Sep. 1, 2012 - Jan. 26, 2013 Portland Institute for Contemporary Art Three-city US Tour of Kota Yamazaki's Fluid hug- hug ensemble in the fall of 2012 and winter of 2013.The tour will include performances of Yamazaki's new work (glowing) as well as educational programs, master classes and lecture-demonstrations.
Tour Voices and Echoes from Japan Vanvouver,BC, Canada/Portland, OR/Los Angels, CA/Houston, TX/Brokklyn, NY Sep. 15 - 28, 2012 ISSUE Project Room A tour that features performances from Akio Suzuki, a duo of Gozo Yoshimasu and Otomo Yoshihide, and Ami Yoshida.the performances will span a wide array of artistic disciplines including literature, sound art, conceptual performance, and improvisation - all covering around a theme of highly personalized, experimental approaches to sound perception, production, and presentation.
Tour Kammerraku: On the Road St.Louis, MO/Durham, NC/South Bend, IN Sep. 1, 2012 - Jun. 30, 2013 Kyo-Shin-An Arts Inc. Kammerraku: On the Road, will introduce commissioned repertoire for string quartet with shakuhachi, koto, and shamisen to audiences. The project includes formal concerts in major concert halls and smaller venues, as well as a wide variety of education and outreach opportunities.
Tour Puppets in the Green Mountains Festival 2012 Storrs, CT/Bellow Falls, VT/No.Andover, MA/Castleton, VT/Amherst, MA Jul. 1 - Oct. 31, 2012 Sandglass Center for Puppetry and Theater Research Deaf Puppet Theater Hitomi at Sandglass Theater's 2012 puppets in Green Mountains Festival.
Collaboration Zero Cost House (working title) Philadelphia, PA/Washington DC/Lewisburg, PA/New York, NY/Yokohama, Japan Jul. 1, 2012 - May. 1, 2013 Pig Iron Theatre Company Pig Iron Theatre Company will collaborate with Toshiki Okada, on a new prefprmance work, Zero Cost House.The piece will be based on the lives and work of two contemporary figures in Japan, Tosiki Okada himself and Kyohei Sakaguchi.
Collaboration Strings & Serpents, A Societal Synthesis Synergy Valencia, CA Nov. 11 - 26, 2012 California Institute for the Arts A multi-cultural, multi-layered composition and performance collaoboration between two kotoists, Ai Kajigano and Tsugumi Yamamoto, two pianists and an animator.
Collaboration Fifty-five: Music and Dance in Concrete Port Townsend, WA/Seattle, WA/Phoenix, AZ Jul. 16 - Nov. 27, 2012 Centrum A site-specific collaoboration between composer Wayne Horvitz, choreographer Yukio Suzuki, enginner and producer Tucker Martine, and video artist Yohei Saito.Created in the bunkers and cistern of Fort Worden in Port Townsend, Washington, Installations and performances in Seattle, Washington, the Arizona State University Art Museum, and Fort Worden.
Collaboration BELL New York, NY/Tempe, AZ/Tallahassee, FL Jul. 1, 2012 - Jun. 30, 2013 New York Live Arts As part of her appointment as New York Live Arts 2011-2013 Resident Commision Artist, Yasuko Yokoshi wiii create a new work entitled "Bell" with her long-term collaborator Masumi Seyama, successor of Kabuki master Kanjuro Fujima IV."Bell" will reimagine the classical piece "Kyoganoko Musume Dojoji" and feature yokoshi, japanese classical dancer Kayo Seyama, New York-based dancer Neal Beasley, and four contemporary jazz musicians from Ireland, Australia, and Japan who will reinterpret the original Nagauta song score to Wastern instruments and perform live.
Collaboration Axel Honor Mount Tremper, NY Aug. 14 - 18, 2012 Mount Tremper Arts, Inc. Ceration & performance of a new work by choreographer Ursula Eagly and composer Kohji Setoh
Collaboration Susuriwka - willow bridge Toronto, ON, Canada Jul. 2 - Aug. 19, 2012 Kaha:wi Dance Theatre Final Creation of the collaboration entitled "Susuriwka (willow bridge in Ainu language)" between key crators Santee Smith and OKI, wil be presented.