Yass Hakoshima (1928-2022), known for his artistry as a mime and the founder and artistic director of Yass Hakoshima Movement Theatre, first appeared on State of the Arts in 1983. He choreographed and performed a piece depicting the types of people you might run into while spending a day in the city, and performed it live in the New Jersey Public Television studios. After his performance, Yass spoke to host Liz Matt about his background as a dancer, and the influence of Kabuki theater on his art.

For more about mime Yass Hakoshima, see our article, “Remembering Yass Hakoshima.”