News category: Theatre & Film

18 February 2013

Shizengaku: Project Update and Forthcoming London Events

We gave Project Shizengaku a Daiwa Foundation Award in the September 2011 round of funding and the project members will present a series of events, including exhibitions and performances, in London over two weeks ( 24th Feb-9 March 2013 ).  Project Shizengaku is  a collaboration between the Music Department of  Goldsmiths, University of London and Fine Arts Department of

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6 November 2012

Yellow Earth- British East Asian drama company are now touring with a series of short plays: 'Dim Sum Nights.'

Yellow Earth, lead by new Artistic Director Kumiko Mendl, are touring England (including more London dates) with the five short, hilarious, poignant and punchy plays which make up ‘Dim Sum Nights.’ Although dim sum is usually eaten as brunch or lunch, the ticket price includes some delicious steamed buns and dumplings. The theme of food runs throughout all of these plays and the last play

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10 September 2012

Sumidagawa/Curlew River at Christ Church Spitalfields on 7 September 2012

There will be a rash of Benjamin Britten events over the next 18 months, since 2013 marks the centenary of his birth. But last Friday’s performance of Sumidagawa and Curlew River at Christ Church Spitalfields (repeated in Orford, Suffolk on Sunday) promised to be one of the most interesting, bringing together Britten’s “Japanese” opera with

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1 June 2012

Bokutachi Watashitachi's production of 'Tainai' ('In the Womb') in Sheffield, 24-26 June 2012

Who are the Japanese of today? Members of the National Student Drama Festival went on a search for a hint to answer this big question, motivated also by the tsunami and nuclear disaster of last year. Can we also approach the essence of man’s nature? Looking into the literature of the period around the Second World War, we found our play Tainai (‘In the Womb’) written in 1949 by Juro Miyoshi

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