May 14th 2022

dance × visual arts × music

“Artists Move Forward

Fly Towards the Future''


JAANY (Japanese Artists Association of New York) in collaboration with  sarAika movement collective

New York City, May 14th, 2022 — JAANY (Japanese Artists Association of New York) is proud to partecipate the first ever JAPAN DAY’S JAPAN PARADE in NYC celebrating their 50th anniversary collaborating with the dance company sarAika movement collective. The parade proceeded along Central Park West between 81st Street and 68th Street (heading south towards 68th Street). Every year the festival Japan Day celebrates Japanese culture, art, tradition, and food at Central Park, designed to introduce Japanese culture to New Yorkers and to connect with the local Japanese community. This Japan Parade was the first parade in New York to honor the Japanese people and their heritage. JAANY’s theme is “Artists Move Forward and Fly Towards the Future” symbolized by the dragon drawn on the opening bunner. sarAika dancers will execute a task improvisation dance inspired by the JANNY’s theme and the image of the dragon, moving on the music of emergent japanese artists.

武島アイカとサラ・ピッチ率いるNYのダンスカンパニーsarAika movement collectiveが、JAPAN PARADEに参加するニュー ヨーク日本人美術家協会(JAANY)とコラボレーションし、美術 とダンスと音楽を組み合わせたアートの醍醐味を披露。

sarAika movement collective は、今年設立50周年を迎えるニューヨーク日本人美術家協会とコラボレーションし、 同協会と共にNY初のJAPAN PARADEをアートで彩ります。 パレードは午後1時にCentral Park West between 81st Streetを出発し、68th Street まで南下。JAANYのテーマは「アーティストが未来に向かって前進、羽ばたいて行 く」。テーマを象徴するイメージを掲げて歩きます。同ダンスカンパニーは、テーマか らインスピレーションを受けたタスクを元に動きを紡ぎ続けるタスク・インプロビゼー ションを使用し、テーマのイメージで龍が舞うように行進しながら披露します。途中の レッドカーペット上では同協会とダンスカンパニーによる約1分間のパフォーマンス予 定。 また音楽は、様々なインディーズの日本人アーティストの曲を使用。美術とダン スと音楽を組み合わせ、ニューヨーク日本人美術家協会らしくアートの醍醐味を最大限 に活かし、記念すべき初のJAPAN PARADEを彩ります。


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Founded in 1972, Japanese Artists Association of New York (JAANY), a non-profit organization, with membership of approximately fifty artists in the metropolitan area, was established for the following reasons: to assist Japanese artists living and working in New York, to organize exhibitions of members works and related Japanese works, to establish an information center for Japanese visual arts & to help improve cultural relations, and exchange information between Japan and the United States.





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