#05:The art of Japanese Beauty
On Friday May 11, enthusiasts of Japanese art and culture were treated to a rare event as J-COLLABO hosted an evening of demonstrations, performances, and tastings all exploring the subject of Japanese beauty. The Kaoshi master, Satomi Shiroma held a master class in ancient makeup techniques and applications used for centuries to create the charm and allure of Geisha and Kabuki. When she finished her demonstration, her model, the brilliant dancer Kana Kimura performed in full makeup, a stunning piece in collaboration with the calligrapher Kotaaro Hachinohe, performance artist Rie Nishimura and Koto musician Yumi Kurosawa. Tea service rituals and techniques were demonstrated by Soki Usui. LOVE JAPAN raised money for Japan disaster relief through a silent auction. The evening concluded with a second performance by the wonderful Yuko Takahashi dance company from Japan. The full effect was one of being transported through time to a festival in old Japan to witness the magic of Japanese culture and the art of Japanese beauty.
Friday, May 11, 6 to 9 PM at Audi Forum : 250 Park Avenue (at 47th Street), New York
FOOD AND DRINKS
Makeup Demonstration by Satomi Shiroma, (Moderator) Yumiko Nishikawa
”Boundary Line”- A line is drawn. A boundary line comes into existence. If one line is drawn, two spaces are born. However, is it possible to clearly understand them both? Although the two spaces are separated, nothing can ever be completely split in half, and the boundary between them is always wavering. While approaching and leaving this boundary line, we move forward without faltering, while at times comparing things to the past, and at others, imagining the future. This performance will feature the boundary that one line will create. From the comparison of the two spaces straddling this line, from the drifting music, from the wavering dancers within everything, what will we capture with our eyes? At the same time, we may be experiencing a journey in which we confirm our places in this world.
Dance Performance by Kana Kimura, with music by Yumi Kurosawa, Rie Nishimura and Kotaro Hachinohe
Charity Sales and Silent Auction to benefit Japan Earthquake and Tsunami Relief effort. (Performance by Yuko Takahashi Dance Company from Sendai.)
BOAD OF DIRECTORS
Hitoshi Sagaseki – Founder
Joshua S. Levine
(Charity Sale and Silent Auction)
(Video and Photo)
(Yuko Takahashi Dance Company)
(Food and Drink)
This event is being made possible with support from