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“Falling Family “ contemporary dance performance

“Falling Family “ contemporary dance performance

Two rising female choreographers share personal stories of illness, love and loss in a moving and inspiring double bill. 28/2/2019 19:00 (DanceXchange, Birmingham)02/03/2019 19:00 (The Place, London)09/03/2019 19:30 (Nothern School of Contemporary Dance, Leeds) 28/02/2019 https://www.facebook.com/events/2309408689292115/ (click)02/03/2019 https://www.facebook.com/events/588896281569810/ (click)09/03/2019 https://www.facebook.com/events/2258513664424551/(click) FALLING FAMILY by Yukiko MasuiFalling Family is a visceral dance piece which explores in movement those moments in family life that […]

Author Talk: Kyoko Nakajima

Author Talk: Kyoko Nakajima

Kyoko Nakajima is a Japanese fiction writer and essayist, who started her career as a novelist with “FUTON” in 2003. Nakajima’s highly acclaimed novels have won multiple prestigious literary prizes in Japan including the Izumi Kyoka Prize for “When My Wife Was a Shiitake” (Tsuma ga Shiitake data koro), the Naoki Prize for “The Little House” (Chiisai […]

Sake Symposium: Understanding the Unique Aspects of Sake

Sake Symposium: Understanding the Unique Aspects of Sake

The Japan Foundation and SOAS are hosting a special symposium looking at the Japanese phenomenon that is sake. Widely seen as the national drink of Japan, sake exports have been booming in recent years, with its unique taste and wide range of flavours, it has been appearing more and more on UK menus. This seminar […]

Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme 2019

Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme 2019

Love, in all its semblances and dimensions, is a state so universally experienced by humankind that it has provided a perpetual source of inspiration in the long history of global cinema. Japanese cinema is no different. Love and the associated feelings of passion, affection, and destruction, in equal measure have all been channelled into a […]

Van Gogh and Japan: The Provence Years

Van Gogh and Japan: The Provence Years

For Van Gogh, Japan held great appeal, particularly its woodblock prints. In 1888 he left Paris and headed south, to the city of Arles in Provence. In its clear light, he developed as a landscape artist under the inspiration of Japanese artists. On his arrival, he wrote that “I feel I’m in Japan”. Join Van […]

Artist Talk: Mari Katayama

Artist Talk: Mari Katayama

In the photographic self-portraits of Mari Katayama, the artist’s body features prominently, surrounded by painstakingly arranged objects, both in intimate settings or set against vast landscapes. The recipient of the Grand Prize at Art Award Tokyo Marunouchi 2012, Katayama was born with various developmental challenges, and had both legs amputated at age nine and has […]

Poetry as Dance: Kyomai Inou-ryu Meeting in Britain

Poetry as Dance: Kyomai Inou-ryu Meeting in Britain

Kyomai is a traditional style of Japanese dance, with its root in 17 Century Imperial Kyoto. Whilst Noh and Kabuki hace achieved fairly widespread recognition and regular performances in Europe, Kyomai is still relatively unknown. For the first time outside of Japan, designated “National Living Treasure” and master of Kyomai, Yahchi Inoue V, will take […]

Tanaka Kinuyo: Nation, Stardom and Female Subjectivity

Tanaka Kinuyo: Nation, Stardom and Female Subjectivity

Join the Japan Foundation for a series of events celebrating the publication of “Tanaka Kinuyo: Nation, Stardom, and Female Subjectivity” a look at the legendary actor and of the first prominent female film directors in Japan. A Screening of two of her films, The Wandering Princess and The Ballad or Narayama will be shown in […]

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