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Artist Talk by Kohei Nawa

Artist Talk by Kohei Nawa

Award-winning artist, Kohei Nawa, is currently one of the most prominent names in the world of contemporary art. His iconic PixCell series – sculptural installations in which objects such as deer are overlaid with transparent glass beads – stormed the world at the beginning of the century, with Nawa becoming a well-known name among prestigious exhibitions, in either […]

Wakan: The Colourful Life of Japanese Herbs From Organic Dyeing to Bath Salts

Wakan: The Colourful Life of Japanese Herbs  From Organic Dyeing to Bath Salts

Japanese herbalism, or wakan, has an intricate origin and development story. Extracted from organic flora, the natural benefits of plants and roots native to Japan have long been applied to medicine, food as well as fragrance. More recently, as contemporary interest in harnessing the power of nature is on the up rise, herbs have also started to […]

A Timeless Pallette: The Story of wa no iro – Japanese Colours

A Timeless Pallette: The Story of wa no iro – Japanese Colours

Over centuries, Japan has developed a colour palette unique to its nation and with deep connection to its inimitable nature. Owing to the very subtle distinctions in the shades and grades of these colour schemes, 450 hues of wa no iro have been catalogued. These have been developed within and cherished by, not only Japanese art spheres […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

“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 […]

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