ABOUT THE PERFORMANCE
Be sure to arrive on or before 2 PM to catch the full performance!
Iwami Kagura is one of about 3,000 types of Kagura folk dance which is rooted in Shinto rituals. Originating from Shimane Prefecture of Western Japan, Iwami Kagura is a collection of 33 Japanese mythological tales (or episodes), known for its festive elements and enjoyed by the general public.
Japan Performing Arts (JPA) will perform the “Orochi” episode (or “Serpents”) of Iwami Kagura. The performance will include a brief history and explanation of Iwami Kagura, the costumes and props, and maneuvering techniques used to make the 55-
Live music with traditional Japanese instruments will accompany the performance.
JPA is excited to be performing at Governors Island for the first time and at the historic House 403, a brick house constructed in 1904 and famous for the meeting that took place between Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev after the fall of the Berlin Wall.
Governors Island is a popular seasonal destination, open to the public between May and September, with a 43-
Governors Island has a heavenly atmosphere, a stark contrast from the hustle and bustle of New York City. Take this chance to visit Governors Island and see our show!
HOW TO GET THERE
Take 1 train to South Ferry, then take a ferry to Governors Island (about 10-
Japan Performing Arts, Inc. presents Orochi
A Iwami Kagura folk tale and dance about Japan’s mythical serpents.
Saturday, September 29, 2018, at 2:00 PM -
House 403 on Governors Island, NYC
$3 per person for ferry rides (round trip)
10 min from Sough Ferry Station in Manhattan
Scenery from the Ferry Entrance
on Governors Island
Relaxing green park with a scenery of high-
# House 403
We perform at this historic building
Come and touch the “Orochi” costumes
Govenors Island’s website
Governors Island Map
The location JPA’s performance takes place!
Thank you very much for coming to see our show
at House 403 on Governors Island!
Many people, varying from kids to seniors,
seemed to have enjoyed our performance!!
It was our honor to be able to perform on Governors Island.
We will continue our cultural education activities
for the people in New York.
|JPA Cultural Repertoire 2015|
|JPA Cultural Repertoire 2017|
|Governors Island 2018|
|JapanFest in Atlanta 2018|
|Panoramasian Dance Project|
|Kimono Show at BBG|