US/Japan Connection

May 1, 2013 

Japan-U.S. Friendship Commission funding supports the US/Japan Connection, a partnership with the National Performing Arts Network (NPN) and the Japan Contemporary Dance Network (JCDN).  Now in its second year, project organizers are looking forward to the first artistic exchange taking place fall 2013.  Japan’s Faifai theatre company will visit three NPN Partners presenting Anton, Nero, Kuri,  an original creation by Faifai’s director Chiharu Shinoda. Faifai ( is a Tokyo-based theater company established in 2004 known for its pop aesthetics, energetic groove, and experimental style that transcends the narrative boundaries of dramatic theater. For information on the company or the tour, please contact Renata Petroni at or (504) 717-5257.