Rutland | Jan. 26
Formed in 1993, this Japanese drum-and-dance troupe crisscrossed its native country for about a decade before breaking out at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Since then, they have toured the globe, offering a kinetic blitz of percussion, choreography and costumes.
The Arizona Republic said: “The explosive sounds and insistent rhythms create a
sort of epic visceral thrill.”
7 p.m., $45.50, paramountvt.org
SHAPING ART AND CULTURE, 1920–1945”
Middlebury College Museum of Art
Jan. 29–April 24
Some 200 works are on exhibit, curated to showcase “the spectacular craftsmanship and sophisticated design long associated with Japan, and convey the complex social and cultural tensions in Japan leading up to World War II.” The college says the works — including paintings, ceramics, sculpture, fashion and other art forms — are drawn from the Levenson Collection, described as the world’s premier private collection of Japanese art in the deco and modern style.
“BLACK ANGELS OVER TUSKEGEE”
Burlington | Jan. 29
The courage of the Tuskegee airmen, trailblazers in the fight to fully integrate the U.S. military, has been celebrated in many ways through films, documentaries, TV episodes and more. This stage dramatization, written and directed by Layon Gray, opened in Los Angeles in 2009 and moved shortly after to New York, where it continues as one of the longest-running plays in off-Broadway history. Such success speaks for itself, and the drama can melt the heart of even the