SANBASO, divine dance Mansai Nomura + Hiroshi Sugimoto
at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
Dates: Thursday, March 28, 2 PMThursday, March 28, 8 PMFriday, March 29, 8 PM
Venue: Guggenheim Museum Rotunda
1071 5th Ave at 89th St.
Organizers: Solomon R. Guggenheim MuseunJapan Society
Sponsor: The Japan Foundation
ickets: Seated tickets $50 / $40 Japan Society and Guggenheim members / $25 studentsStanding tickets $30 / $25 Japan Society and Guggenheim members / $15 students
Tickets available for purchase from Friday, February 1
Star-kyogen actor Mansai Nomura performs Japan’s oldest celebratory dance to the live accompaniment of classical noh theater musicians in the Guggenheim rotunda, with stage and costumes designed by Hiroshi Sugimoto. Presented in conjunction with the exhibition Gutai: Splendid Playground, SAMBASO, is a tribute to the performance Ultramodern Sanbaso (1957) by Shiraga Kazuo, one of the leading figures of Japan’s avant-garde Gutai movement.