Tickets are $30 / $25 Japan Society members.
Japan Society proudly presents “Cross Transit,” a collaborative multimedia dance work by acclaimed Japanese choreographer/dancer Akiko Kitamura, with video, photos and narration by Cambodian visual artist Kim Hak, arriving at Japan Society as part of a North American tour that includes stops at Towson University and The Kennedy Center. How can Cambodia’s past be preserved through the human body? Akiko Kitamura, internationally acclaimed Japanese choreographer/dancer and founder of the Leni-Basso dance company (1994-2009), tackles this challenge together with Cambodian visual artist/photographer Kim Hak. Ambitious yet poetic, “Cross Transit” intertwines serene and eloquent images rooted in Hak’s personal history with movement from Kitamura’s extensive dance lexicon. Sharp-edged turns, street-dance inspired moves, and traditional Asian martial arts invigorate her bold, progressive choreography. An international company of six superb dancers representing Japan and Cambodia step into the world of Hak’s photos, illuminating his personal experiences with a visceral physicality.