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Hanasaka Jiisan (The Old Man Who Made Flowers Bloom)

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Hanasaka Jiisan (The Old Man Who Made Flowers Bloom)

Time: December 10, 2016 at 7:30pm to December 11, 2016 at 2:30pm
Location: Japan Society
Street: 333 East 47th St.
City/Town: New York
Website or Map:…
Event Discipline: dance, family, folktales
Organized By: Japan Society
Latest Activity: Dec 5, 2016

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"...A Japanese Monty Python with a Beatles-like spirit..."
—The New York Times on Condors

One of Japan’s most popular mukashi banashi folktales comes to life through the playful interpretation of beloved all-male contemporary dance company Condors, led by Ryohei Kondo. Chock-full of high-octane dance, spirited music, kamishibai (picture storytelling), colorful costumes and props and lots of humor, Hanasaka Jiisan, which recognizes the importance of honesty and kindness, promises to delight all ages.

As a perfect prelude, New York-based Japanese puppet artist Maiko Kikuchi offers her witty PINK BUNNY, a parade of the most unlikely of objects assembled in a work to remind us that nothing is impossible.

Tickets: $28/$23 Japan Society members.

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