Events Around the World

Borrowed Light: Innovation in Ancient Arts

Performance / United States
November 10, 2018 - November 11, 2018
7:00 PM Nuyorican Poets Cafe, 236 E 3rd St, NYC

A musician plucks sounds from the air using a laser interface combined with a 1,300-year-old instrument, a dancer melds the elegant movements of ancient warriors with ballet, and a calligrapher uses a centuries-old practice to reveal a new language hidden within our electronic communications. Borrowed Light features three performances by classically-trained female artists of Japanese heritage who work at the cutting edge of innovation and experimentation. 

Featuring performances by Miya Masaoka, Shoko Tamai, Miyu Tamamura and Anne Patsch. Curated by Anne Patsch.

Borrowed Light is made possible in part with public funds from Creative Engagement, supported by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and administered by Lower Manhattan Cultural Council ( In-kind support is provided by Arts Japan 2020.

Wild Project will host an exhibition of work created during the performance.

Grantee: Miya Masaoka