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The Tale Behind 'Genji': A Conversation With Dr. Melissa McCormick and Nao Kusuzaki

Join acclaimed Harvard scholar Dr. Melissa McCormick and artistic director Nao Kusuzaki for an insightful talk about the classic novel 'The Tale of Genji', prior to the world premiere of the ballet 'Genji' at Asia Society Texas on March 24. Dr. McCormick will provide an overview of 'The Tale of Genji' and place it in the context of Japanese culture, global literature, and its influence on other art forms. Ms. Kusuzaki will discuss her artistic approach to creating 'Genji', the first ballet adaptation of this foundational masterpiece. The talk will include a question and answer period with the audience.