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Geisha

Geisha

Northern Ballet’s new production for 2020 is Geisha, a ballet by Kenneth Tindall with music by Alexandra Harwood. For geisha, beauty and honour is everything. Two young women, bound by vows of friendship, find themselves in the midst of a collision between East and West. As their lives are torn painfully apart, a promise from […]

Baaba’s Footsteps

Baaba’s Footsteps

BAABA’S FOOTSTEPS is a new play by Susan Momoko Hingley, premiering at the VAULT Festival, proudly supported by the Arts Council England. Tokyo 2020: Yu, 39, career-driven but recently dumped by her long-term job, keeps beating her head against societal pressures to get married. Sick of the patriarchy and feeling powerless, she struggles to fit […]

NHK Symphony Orchestra & Paavo Järvi

NHK Symphony Orchestra & Paavo Järvi

When Paavo Järvi and the NHK Symphony first performed together in London in 2017, the reviews said it all: ‘a swashbuckling performance’ (The Guardian), ‘stunningly dramatic’ (The Times) and ‘magnificent’ (Bachtrack). Join Järvi and the renowned Japanese orchestra for their highly anticipated return visit to London with a programme to indulge the senses. The evening […]

Kodo: Legacy

Kodo: Legacy

Japan’s legendary Kodo drummers return to their roots with Legacy, a physically stunning and musically sensational show which puts their huge drums centre stage and reworks their treasure trove of signature pieces created across almost 40 years of international touring. “Balancing a deadly aggression with utter tranquillity, Kodo’s sound stretches from the lightest of rainfall […]

The Between the Stones Project Phase 3: the 2020 performance tour

The Between the Stones Project Phase 3: the 2020 performance tour

The 2020 Takasago & Between the Stones tour will involve 18 collaborating artists from Japan, the USA and the UK.  This unique programme of classical and contemporary noh is presented as part of the 2020 Japan Season of Culture, which coincides with the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. The performance tour opens with the world premiere performance […]

Shiki – music celebrating the four seasons of Japan

Shiki – music celebrating the four seasons of Japan

In evening of music from, and inspired by, Japan, Kaminari UK Taiko Drummers will showcase a range of musical pieces, both traditional and self-composed.  Japan has four distinct seasons, from icy winters to humid summers, with cherry blossom and scarlet leaves in between – and this is reflected in the music.  Pieces include Sakura Sakura, […]

Kabukimono

Kabukimono

Kabukimono is the inaugural performance in a year-long project being produced by the 23-year-old actor, writer and theatre director Suleiman Suleiman, who has acted with The Royal Ballet, Opera Holland Park, Richmond Theatre and the Gate Theatre among others. Two years in the making, Kabukimono takes audiences behind the curtains of Edo-period Japan to bring […]

Naviar Haiku Fest IV

Naviar Haiku Fest IV

Naviar Haiku Fest is a day event of workshops, music contests, and live performances, which aims to explore the intersection between haiku and electronic music. The fourth edition of our festival will take place at the Corsica Studios in London on 14 December 2019. The event is divided into three parts. It will start with […]

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London United Korean Fan Club

London United Japanese Fan Club