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How does human being revere nature and live together? Dyeing and weaving artist Fukumi Shimura and author Michiko Ishimure are fused into new Noh play Okinomiya. Hand in hand, they appealed to the public a dignity of life beyond space and time. NHK production looked deeply into the background before realizing the eventual stage. Shimura’s belief on a color of Noh costume and her approach as she devoted herself into dyeing a cloth is included in the footage.
Gallery WAKO WORKS OF ART, Roppongi: Tokyo, is holding the Joan Jonas personal exhibition “Simple Things” until December 26.
In 1970s, Joan Jonas established the new Artistic Expression by integrating Performance and New Media. The Inamori Foundation will hold “Solo Performance” and “Exhibition” at Kyoto in December, 2019; her largest ever event in Japan to honor the 2018 Kyoto Prize laureate.
On October 29, Mozart’s masterpiece The Magic Flute that William Kentridge directed was presented at ROHM Theatre Kyoto.
On October 30, 2018, the Berggruen Institute in Los Angeles, California announced its selection of Martha C. Nussbaum as the winner of the 2018 Berggruen Prize for Philosophy & Culture.
The World Ballet Festival run in every three years started at Tokyo Bunka Kaikan in August 1, 2018. The approximate 40 stars of the ballet world are coming from the respective world cities into Japan.
An Exhibition “Isamu Noguchi: From Sculpture to Body and Garden” will be opened on July 14, 2018 at Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery, Hatsudai, Tokyo.
Cecil Taylor passed away on April 5, 2018 at the age of 89.
Just a month after his February Kyoto tour of “Special Workshop” and Gala “A World of John Neumeier,” we’ve got happy news from Hamburg, Germany.
On January 11, 2018, NNTT: New National Theatre Tokyo announced the 2018/2019 Productions.
The Hamburg Ballet is coming to Japan in February, 2018. The performance will be at Tokyo and Kyoto respectively. The artistic director and world-class choreographer: John Neumeier received the Kyoto Prize in 2015. The Inamori Foundation co-sponsors the Gala “A World of John Neumeier” held at ROHM Theatre Kyoto in February 17, 2018.
William Kentridge who has been acting based in Johannesburg, South Africa as a hub was presented the Spanish prestigious award, “Princess of Asturias Award for the Arts.”