Apr 5 – 7 / 12 – 14, 2024 – The Art of the Benshi [silent film accompaniment]

New York Performances

  • Date and Time: April 5–7, 2024
  • Venue: BAM (Brooklyn Academy of Music)
  • Address: 30 Lafayette Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11217, USA

Washington, D.C. Performances

  • Date and Time: April 12–14, 2024
  • Venue: The National Museum of Asian Art, Smithsonian Institution
  • Address: 1050 Independence Ave SW, Washington, D.C. 20560, USA

Event Overview:
“The Art of the Benshi” 2024 World Tour, featuring Makia Matsumura’s piano accompaniment, celebrates the art of benshi by showcasing classic and rare silent films from Japan and the United States, accompanied by live music and narration.

Please check to the website below for a complete list of films and timelines.

The Art of the Benshi