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Japan Society announces “JS-ENCORE,” a series offering works recorded in live performance in past seasons of the Society’s Performing Arts Program, making these noteworthy performances available to the public for the first time via video.  Selected by Yoko Shioya, Artistic Director at Japan Society and recent Bessie Award Recipient, “JS-ENCORE” features traditional and contemporary works spanning the disciplines of dance, music, and theater.  Videos are publicly available for viewing at no cost at, with individual program videos rolling out bi-weekly, and remaining available for viewing for two weeks after its original posting date.


April 17-May 1:
Hidetaro Honjoh: Hauta Shamisen: Edo-Period Love Songs
The Shamisen Session, Vol. 4: SAKISHIMA Meeting, Okiniwan duo

May 1-May 15:
The Shamisen Sessions, Vol. 1: Hiromitsu + Akito Yano
The Shamisen Sessions, Vol. 3: A Salute to Tradition

May 15-May 29:
About Kazuo Ohno: Reliving the Butoh Diva’s Masterpieces
Fruits borne out of rust

May 29-June 12:
Godzilla Legend: Music of Akira Ifukube