News for January 2017

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14 May 2018

CLOD ENSEMBLE presents 'Snow' as part of the Noh Reimagined Festival, 30 June 2018 at King's Place

CLOD ENSEMBLE is pleased to present ‘Snow’, a twenty-minute sound piece inspired by the restless spirits in Japanese Noh Theatre. ‘Snow’ will be one of three short pieces shown as part of ‘The Transformative Power of Mugen Noh’ during ‘Noh Reimagined’ Festival at Kings Place, London on Saturday 30 June 2018, 7.30pm. In a pre-show talk, Suzy Willson and Paul Clark will talk about their recent visit to Japan, which was supported by the Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation.

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8 May 2018

Carl Randall exhibiting at The Royal Society of Portrait Painters Exhibition, May 10th-25th

Daiwa Scholarship alumnus and artist Carl Randall is exhibiting his portraits of animator Nick Park (‘Wallace & Grommit’, ‘Shawn the Sheep’, ‘Chicken Run’, ‘Early Man’) and author/illustrator Raymond Briggs (‘The Snowman’, ‘When the Wind Blows’, ‘Ethel & Ernest’) at The Royal Society of Portrait Painters Exhibition 2018, May 10th till 25th, at The Mall Galleries

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31 January 2017

Theatre Conversation: Shirotama Hitsujiya on 10 February, Birkbeck

Birkbeck Centre for Contemporary Theatre  welcomes Japanese artist Shirotama Hitsujiya on Friday 10 February, 5.30-6.30pm, in the Keynes Library, Birkbeck, University of London.

Japanese pop culture is filled with images of girls, from kawaii (“cute”) Hello Kitty to fighting girls in anime, and to eroticised girls in products targeting male consumers. In this talk, Shirotama Hitsujiya will discuss her company YUBIWA Hotel’s portrayals of girls, in relation to these girls in pop culture, and contextualise her work in the contemporary Japanese performing arts scene.

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25 January 2017

Daiwa Foundation funds projects ranging from indigo dyeing to copper mining

The Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation has published details of grants awarded to support UK-Japan projects in its latest funding round (September 2016).

One researcher from Durham University will travel to Kyoto University to develop the novel academic discipline of hominoid evolutionary thanatology (how funerals and death rites developed from apes to humans), resulting in a keynote paper and a multidisciplinary workshop in Kyoto in March 2017.

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4 January 2017

"Japan: a Land of Beautiful Things", talk in Edinburgh on Monday, 9 January 2017

Even in the post-war, as Japan first rebuilt from the ruins of the Pacific War and then underwent a process of economic and industrial growth that brought with it pollution, urban dislocation and rapid technological development, the myth and reality of Japan as a land of beautiful objects has persisted and in turn continued to inspire artists and makers abroad.

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