Culture Canada2007.3

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This month's feature events are:
  • Tamia's live performance at gTOKYO GIRLS COLLECTIONh
  • Les Ensembles vocaux De La Salle Concert
  • Ashes and Snow
  • Canadian Ammonites
  • Francophonie Festival 2007
  • Canada Pavilion at Tokyo International Anime Fair 2007

y^Music^La Musique

Tamia's live performance at

Saturday, March 3
@@Yokohama Arena

gTokyo Girls Collectionh will feature fashion shows of popular clothing brands shown by 60 top models and live showcases by Tamia, MINMI, and DJ OZMA. Canadian-born Grammy-nominated RB singer, Tamia's new album gBetween Friendsh has had tremendous success on the US charts. Born in Windsor, Ontario, Tamia began studying voice, piano and acting at the age of 10. She sang in her church choir and performed in community theatre productions. She made her debut in 1998 with the album gTamiah which became a gold disk here in Japan.

Les Ensembles vocaux De La Salle Concert

Friday, March 9
@@Embassy of Canada Theatre

The De La Salle Secondary School Vocal Ensemble from Ottawa, first-prize winner in Canada's 2006 Youth Choral Competition, will give a series of concerts in Japan. The concert on March 9 will highlight Canadian multiculturalism with Canadian music in English, French, Hebrew and other languages as well as music of Canada''s First Nations. The Embassy of Canada is pleased to offer 20 pairs of tickets i40 peoplej for this concert. Please apply by e-mail with your name, address, phone number, and the name of the person accompanying you no later than March 2. Winners will be notified. Following the Tokyo concert, the ensemble will be performing in Yokohama, Kyoto, Hiroshima, Kobe, and other cities. Please click here for the detailed schedule.

o|p^Visual Arts^Les arts visuels

Ashes and Snow

Sunday, March 11 - Sunday, June 24
@@Nomadic Museum, Odaiba, Tokyo

Canadian artist Gregory Colbert is committed to pursuing ultimate moments in an eternal world where animals and human beings commune and co-exist. This show presents more than 50 giant photographs, a 60-minute video, and two short 9-minute films called haikus. Since their first showing in Venice in 2002, these works have attracted over a million viewers. Nomadic Museum, which will serve as the venue, was designed by world-renowned architect Shigeru Ban.

Canadian Ammonites

Tuesday, March 20 - Tuesday, May 1
@@Embassy of Canada Prince Takamado Gallery

Ammonite is a fossil found throughout the world. Ammonite that shines like opal can be mined near Lethbridge, Alberta. This beautiful ammonite, known as ammolite, was given gemstone status in 1981 by the World Jewellery Confederation. This exhibit presents a large number of these precious stones as yet another example of Canada's abundant natural resources.

Event/Les événements

Francophonie Festival 2007

Saturday, March 10 - Thursday, March 22

As both English and French are official languages of Canada, the Embassy of Canada will sponsor a number of events showcasing Canada as a member of La Francophonie, the association of French-speaking countries. The events include an exhibition by painter Gaston Petit, a native of Quebec now residing in Japan, a screening of last year's hit film White Planet, a full-length documentary on the harsh natural conditions and animals of the Arctic, and a lecture program by three speakers specializing in French Canadian culture, society and literature. Canada will be represented at La Journée de la Francophonie at the Institut franco-japonais. In addition, there will be French-Canadian film screenings in Osaka, Nagoya and Kagoshima. Please refer to the event calendar for details.

Canada Pavilion at
Tokyo International Anime Fair 2007

Thursday, March 22 - Sunday, March 25
@@Tokyo Big Sight

Animation is big in Japan, and the Tokyo International Anime Fair just keeps growing and growing. Canadian software and content will be on display at four booths including an Embassy booth with an overview of Canada's abundant creativity and state of the art technology plus three individual or joint booths by eight Canadian companies that will be at the fair. Canada produces 80 of the animation software used in the world. Don't miss this chance to see it.

There will also be a seminar for people in the animation industry at the Embassy of Canada Theatre on the afternoon of Tuesday, March 20. For more information, please inquire by clicking HERE.
Now showing
Documentary directed by Sheridan Kim gAbductionF The Megumi Yokota Storyh
Various cities

Now showing
gIt's All Gone Pete Tongh directed by Michael Dowse
Various citiesiJj

Now showing
gBeing Juliahifilmj
Bunkamura Le Cinéma and other cities

Now showing
Documentary by MEAchbar PEWintonick gManufacturing ConsentFNoam Chomsky and the Mediah
Eurospace, TokyoiJj

Irene AvaalaaqiaqFMyth and Reality-Inuit Wall Hangings
Embassy of Canada Prince Takamado Gallery, Tokyo

François Vincent Exhibition
Gallery Artgraph, Nagoya
For information F052-762-6223

animal totems by Gregory Colbert
Mori Arts Center Gallery, TokyoiJj

Cirque du Soleil
Harajuku Shin Big Top, Tokyo

E.H. Norman Library Speaker Series
gToday's InuitFThe Changing Canadian Northh

Embassy of Canada Theatre, Tokyo

Tamia's live performance at gTOKYO GIRLS COLLECTIONh
Yokohama Arena

Joint Embassy Study Abroad Fair organized by the Fukuoka International Exchange Foundation iFIEFjiJj
ACROS Fukuoka 4th floor

Concert of Les Ensembles vocaux from De La Salle Secondary School, Ottawa
Embassy of Canada Theatre, Tokyo

Study in Canada Fair
Kobe Commerce. Industry and Trade Center, Sanbo Hall

Film Screening La Grande Séduction
Kariya-shi Sangyo Shinko Centre Small HalliJj

Canadian Studies in Kyushu Symposium
Screening of La Grande Séduction
Lecture by EDLambert, Embassy of Canada
Book launch
Audiovisual hall, Library 4F, The International University of Kagoshima

Study in Canada Fair
Tokyo International Forum D7 Hall

Ashes and Snow
Nomadic Museum, Odaiba, Tokyo

WagnerFTannhäuser directed by Robert Carsen
Tokyo Bunkakaikan Main Hall

Canadian Bandes DessinéesiJ^Fj
L'institut Franco-Japonais de Yokohama

Screening of the documentary film The White Planet
Embassy of Canada Theatre, Tokyo

The White Planet late show ifrom 9F00 PMj
Umeda Garden Cinéma

Gaston Petit Exhibition
Embassy of Canada B2 Lobby, Tokyo

Film Screening La Grande Séduction
Nagoya-shi Higashi Bunka ShogekijoiJj

Canadian Ammonites
Embassy of Canada Prince Takamado Gallery, Tokyo

La journée de la francophonie
L'institut franco-japonais de TokyoiJ^Fj

Japan release of Sam Roberts Band's CD Chemical City
Pony CanyoniJj

Lecture programFCanada's Francophonie
Embassy of Canada Theatre, Tokyo

Canada Pavilion at Tokyo International Anime Fair 2007
Tokyo Big Sight

Seminar for Canada Working Holiday ProgramiJj
Embassy of Canada Theatre, Tokyo

E.H. Norman Library Speaker SeriesFgThe World of Totem Polesh
Embassy of Canada Theatre, Tokyo

Absolute-MIX Presents Electronic-Acoustic Music iStephanie Griffin, Canadian violist, will participate.jiJj
Suginami Kokaido, Tokyo

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