Time: October 27, 2012 at 7:30pm to October 28, 2012 at 5:30pm
Location: Japan Society
Street: 333 East 47th Street
City/Town: New York, NY
Website or Map: http://www.japansociety.org
Event Discipline: music, dance, traditional
Organized By: Japan Society
Latest Activity: Oct 1, 2012
Experience a centuries-old folk music and dance tradition from northern Japan that even the ferocious earthquake and tsunami of 3/11 could not destroy. Hailing from Tohoku, a region often referred to as a "treasure chest" of folk arts, the practice of Kuromori Kagura can be traced back to the 17th century when it began in honor of the divine spirit of the Kuromori Shrine in Miyako City, Iwate Prefecture. Designated as an Important Intangible Folk Cultural Asset by the Japanese government, the group will perform a selection of dances from their vast repertoire which includes furious jumps, brisk turns and whimsical moves accompanied by percussion and fue (Japanese flute), revealing a whole new dimension of Japan's traditional performing arts.
$32/$25 Japan Society members.