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.
Hanasaka Jiisan (花咲爺さん The Old Man Who Made Flowers Bloom)
Dance performance by Condors/Ryohei Kondo
Japan Society Perfoming Arts
Saturday, December 10, 2016
Sunday, December 11, 2016
Master photographer Eikoh Hosoe gave a lecture at Japan Society. He told episodes and process of working with other artists such as an author Yukio Mishima, and butoh dance founder Tatsumi Hijikata. Mr. Hosoe was fluent in English, and audience enjoyed mingling with him at the reception.
Dr. Shigeaki Hinohara, a hundred-year old doctor gave a lecture at Japan Society.
Here are some of his quotes, which spoke to me.
"Have a courage to go against the flow."
"Give a life to your time, your time will be alive."
"Don't eat too much if you want to live longer."
I admit, it is quite convincing when you hear them from a sharp-minded hundred-years old man.
To him, my life has just been warmed up.
A photo shoot for the launch party of "Four Stories", a short film competition, hosted by Intel, W Hotels, Vice, and director Roman Coppola, at W Hotel downtown, New York.
Starting Aug.14th through Aug. 30, filmmakers can visit intel.com/fourstories to upload their original screenplays – inspired by the highly mobile, 24/7 nature of travel – for the chance to see their idea come to life on the big screen.Three winning screenplays will be selected from a global pool of submissions by an exclusive panel of industry leaders, including Roman Coppola (The Directors Bureau), Michaelangelo L’Acqua (W Hotels global music director), Deborah Conrad (chief marketing officer at Intel), Eddy Moretti (executive producer and creative director at VICE), Michael Pitt (actor), Jeff Baena (screenwriter), Chloe Sevigny (actress), PJ Ransone (actor) and Blake Whitman (vice president of creative development at Vimeo) and Danny Gabai (agent, motion pictures for William Morris Endeavor).
Japan Cuts (The New York Festival of Contemporary Japanese Cinema) of 2012 showcased the US Premiere of Love Strikes! Masami Nagasawa, this year's recipient of NYAFF's Rising Star Asia Award. Co-presented with The New York Asian Film Festival. The evening also featured a live performance by COBU.
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