Kuniko Yamamoto will perform “Magical Mask, Mime and Music of Japan” at 8 p.m. Jan. 22 and 2 p.m. Jan. 23 at the E. Desmond and Mary Ann Lee Theater in the Blanche M. Touhill Performing Arts Center at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. There will be two E3! Explore presentations at 7:10 p.m. Jan. 22 and 1:10 p.m. Jan. 23, which allows the audience to engage in a pre-performance discussion with experts to gain a fuller understanding of the show.

A favorite performer at Disney Epcot Center and The Kennedy Center, Yamamoto’s marvelous presentations promote cross-cultural communication and understanding in an entertaining way. She will perform charming folktales with traditional musical instruments, magical masks, origami and mime to bring the stories to life in a vibrant way.

The concert is sponsored by The E. Desmond Lee Global Ethnic Collaborative at UMSL, Ei’ichi Shibusawa-Seigo Arai Professorship in Japanese Studies at UMSL, Center for International Studies at UMSL, UMSL and Blanche M. Touhill Performing Arts Center at UMSL.

Tickets are $18. Visit http://www.touhill.org or call 314-516-4949 to purchase tickets or for more information.

Kylie Shafferkoetter

Kylie Shafferkoetter