Keiko Fujii Dance Company of, Japan, at Agnes Varis Performing Arts Center

Kenny Endo. Photo by Toyo Miyatake Studio

The Keiko Fujii Dance Company of Osaka, Japan, returns to New York with the US premiere of Fujii's "Tamashii No Tibiki II" (Soul Vibrations). The concert will feature Keiko Fujii (at right, photo by Olivier Koning) joined by an ensemble of New York dancers, performing to music by Taiko Drummer Kenny Endo.  

Formed in Osaka in 1983, the company made its U.S. debut over thirty years ago and has returned for performances at Lincoln Center, City Center, and the Kaye Playhouse. Other U.S. appearances have taken place in Chicago, Atlanta, Los Angeles and Hawaii.

For 40 years, Endo has been at the vanguard of the taiko world. His music is featured on the soundtracks for several movies, including Francis Ford Coppola's "Apocalypse Now" and James Cameron's "Avatar." Endo has had a day named for him by the Mayor of Honolulu and was honored by the National Endowment for the Arts for American Masterpieces. 
 
When: Sept.19-21, 8 PM
Where: Agnes Varis Performing Arts Center, 280 Broadway (entrance at 53A Chambers St.)
Tickets: $20; $15
Reservations: 646.837.6809 or GibneyDance.org/Performances