2013 - 2014 List of The Japan Foundation supported Performing Arts Japan (North America) program
Category
Project Title
Location
Period
Organization
Description
Tour Bang on a Japan North Adams (MA), Toronto (ON, Canada), Washington DC, Carlsbad (CA) Jul. 2013 - Oct. 2013 Bang on a Can Music: A six-city North American tour of Bang on a Can All-Stars, featuring works commissioned from Japanese composers, including Ryuichi Sakamoto, Mamoru Fujieda and Somei Satoh, with video art by Nobuyuki Hanabusa.
Tour The Great Edo Art of Light and Shadow: Minwa-za Utsushi-e Performances Washington DC, New York (NY), New Bedford (MA), Cambridge (MA), New Haven (CT), Chicago (IL), Berkeley (CA) May 2014 - Jun. 2014 Film Society of Lincoln Center Theater: A seven-city U.S. tour of The Great Edo Art of Light and Shadow, a series of traditional Japanese magic lantern performances and workshops featuring the Minwa-za company and their revived art of Utsushi-e, a spectacular Edo-era entertainment with projections, music and storytellers.
Tour Niwa Gekidan Penino: The Room, Nobody Knows New York (NY), Minneapolis (MN), Columbus (OH), Philadelphia (PA), Seattle (WA) Jan. 4, 2014 - Feb. 11, 2014 Japan Society Theater: A five-city U.S. tour of Niwa Gekidan Penino's The Room, Nobody Knows, a dreamlike, enigmatic tale of two brothers and their secret desires, staged within a set divided into upper and lower platforms and filled with a variety of elaborate sculptural furniture.
Tour Tour of Faifai's Anton, Neko, Kuri Cedar Rapids (IA), Houston (TX), New Orleans (LA) Nov. 23, 2013 - Dec. 15, 2013 Legion Arts Theater: A three-city U.S. tour of Faifai's Anton, Neko, Kuri, which incorporates three simultaneous texts: a spoken one in Japanese, a movement score, and projected English translation which work together in very different and exciting ways.
Tour AINU SHADOW THEATRE PROJECT San Francisco (CA), Hanover (NH) Oct. 1, 2013 - Jan. 31, 2014 ShadowLight Productions Theater: A two-city U.S. tour of a new multidisciplinary shadow theatre work created by Larry Reed in collaboration with Ainu musicians, OKI and Marewrew, as well as a Tokyo-based masked theater ensemble, Urotsutenoyako Bayangans.
Collaboration Theatre for the Very Young Production: Little Songs About Raindrops Atlanta (GA) Jul. 2013 - May 2014 Robert W. Woodruff Arts Center Theater: Alliance Theatre will work collaboratively with puppeteer Michael Haverty and Lullatone, a Nagoya-based musical duo, on developing a new play for the Alliance's Theatre for the Very Young.
Collaboration Linked Verse Stanford (CA) Jul. 2013 - Jun. 2014 Stanford University Music: Stanford Live will commission an evening-length multimedia work by composer Jaroslaw Kapuscinski, digital media collective OpenEndedGroup, sho player Ko Ishikawa and cellist Maya Beiser.
Collaboration TAIKOPROJECT + Ryutaro Kaneko: LifeRhythm Los Angeles (CA) Oct. 2013 - Jun. 2014 TAIKOPROJECT Music: Los Angeles-based TAIKOPROJECT will collaborate with taiko drummer Ryutaro Kaneko to create an innovative full-length taiko concert program entitled LifeRhythm.
Collaboration Our Planet New York (NY) Jul. 1, 2013 - Dec. 9, 2013 Theatre Arts Japan Theater: New York-based OBIE award-winning actor, Alec Duffy, together with Japanese motion graphic designer Nobuyuki Hanamasa, will develop Japanese playwright Yukio Shibata's Our Planet into a multidisciplinary theatrical production.