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Dance Beyond Movement: Talk with Saburo Teshigawara & Rihoko Sato (KARAS)

Dance Beyond Movement: Talk with Saburo Teshigawara & Rihoko Sato (KARAS)

Saburo Teshigwara is one of the most influential Japanese performers and choreographers to date and highly acclaimed for his innovative forms of physical expression that break away from conventional stylistic techniques. Starting his creative career in 1981 after studying plastic arts and classic ballet, he soon went on to form his performance company KARAS. Since then, […]

What Brexit Means for Japan

What Brexit Means for Japan

As Brexit day on March 29th rapidly approaches, Japanese companies based in the UK have started to prepare for a no-deal scenario. Honda has recently announced the closure of its UK production line for four-wheeled vehicles by 2021 (though it stated that Brexit was not the reason), and other companies such as Sony, Panasonic, and […]

A Talk by Yukiko Mishima (Director of Dear Etranger)

A Talk by Yukiko Mishima (Director of Dear Etranger)

Female director and screenwriter Yukiko Mishima‘s career spans nearly three decades, having started by writing and directing human documentaries for television. Her first feature film, The Tattoer, was released in 2009 and is based on Junichiro Tanizaki’s literary classic. Since then, Mishima had directed a further seven feature films, Bread of Happiness (2012) and A Drop of the Grapevine (2014) as well as A […]

The Tour: Early Korean Cinema

The Tour: Early Korean Cinema

After a sold-out opening night at BFI Southbank our Early Korean Cinema season ran throughout February with events at the BFI and KCCUK in London. This fascinating season of cinema will continue with further screenings taking place around the UK at the Broadway Cinema Nottingham, Glasgow Film Theatre, Showroom Cinema Sheffield and Queen’s Film Theatre, […]

KCC House Concert in 26 March 2019

KCC House Concert in 26 March 2019

Haim Choi (Violin), Ines Soares Delgado (Violin), Kasia Ziminska (Viola), Shizuku Tatsuno (Cello) Programme Grieg String Quartet in G minor, Op.27 Mozart String Quartet “Spring” No.14 K387 in G Major Schumann String Quartet No.3 in A minor, Op.41/3Free admission but RSVP required. Please click the ‘RSVP now’ button in the top right corner of this page. Biography Salomé Quartet The Salomé Quartet is a multinational […]

PERFORMANCE The Art of Amezaiku: Japanese Sugar Sculpting Demonstration

PERFORMANCE The Art of Amezaiku: Japanese Sugar Sculpting Demonstration

Amezaiku is the centuries-old Japanese craft of sculpting sugar into intricate works of edible art. For the amezaiku craftsman, speed and precision are key: sugar paste is heated until soft and pliable, and then quickly and finely crafted into shape by hand and with special U-shaped Japanese scissors (nigiri-basami) before the mixture cools and hardens again. […]

Painted Poems – 絵詩 – by Rie Takeda

Painted Poems – 絵詩 – by Rie Takeda

The Sway Gallery London is proud to present a carefully curated selection of artworks by the Japanese artist and calligrapher, Rie Takeda, taken from her Painted Poems series.Painted Poems radiates with an embrace of a unified harmony, striving to create a natsukashii feeling, a warm nostalgia paired with the momentum of here and now. The original […]

Hand in Hand

Hand in Hand

Hand In Hand is choreographed by Chisato Minamimura and is produced by Nicole Vivien Watson of Surface Area Dance Theatre and Paul Miller of Rory Studio and supported by Moving Art Management. Join Dance City for a sharing of work by international deaf dance choreographer Chisato Minamimura, presented in Dance City’s Theatre, in collaboration with […]

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