Culture Canada2007.10

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This month's feature events are:
  • Glenn Gould in 2007 - 25 Years After His Death
  • Carol Welsman Concert
  • dbClifford First Live in Japan
  • Darren Sigesmund Quintet Concert
  • The 20th Tokyo International Film Festival presenting a variety of Canadian films
  • Banff Mountain Film Festival in Japan 2007
  • Launch of the Canadian Post-Doctoral
    Research Fellowship iPDRFj Program

Cxg^Event^Les événements

Year of Glenn Gould
E.H. Norman Library Speaker Series
gGlenn Gould in 2007 -
25 Years After His Deathh

Thursday, October 11
@@Embassy of Canada Oscar Peterson Theatre

2007 marks the 75th anniversary of the birth and the 25th anniversary of the death of Canadian pianist - genius Glenn Gould i1932-1982j. A variety of events will be taking place in Canada and around the globe for a year until September next year to commemorate this great artist.

The Canadian Embassy has invited Dr. Junichi Miyazawa, Japan's leading expert on Glenn Gould and a speaker at the Glenn Gould Foundation conference in Canada, to speak on gGlenn Gould in 2007.h Along with the lecture, we will offer screenings of the National Film Board of Canada's documentaries Glenn Gould Off the Record and Glenn Gould On the Record i1959j as well as the first screening in Japan of Glenn Gould's Toronto i1979j. Registration required.

We will also hold a talk by the Akutagawa Prize author Keiichiro Hirano from 19:00, Thursday, November 29 in the Embassy of Canada Oscar Peterson Theatre. More details will be available in the next issue.

List of all events/projects in Japan iJj, commemorating the Year of Glenn Gould

y^Music^La Musique

Carol Welsman Concert

Friday, October 19 - Monday, October 22
@@Blue Note Tokyo

Born in Toronto, Carol Welsman grew up in a musical environment that enabled her innate talent to flourish. She graduated from the famous Berklee College of Music (majoring in piano) and began her professional career in Canada in 1990. In 2002 she was awarded Canadian Jazz Vocalist of the Year. Welsman first appeared on stage in Japan in 2004, and her magnificent performance received widespread acclaim. Enjoy a musical evening being serenaded by Welsman's refreshing voice, singing rhythm and blues with a Latin twist based on Jazz.

dbClifford first live in Japan iJj

Wednesday, October 3
@@UNIT in Tokyo

dbClifford is a new 27-year-old singer who makes his debut by releasing the album, Recyclable on September 26. Clifford writes lyrics with strong messages themed on a variety of subjects from profound philosophical issues such as simplicity and racial equality to his personal emotions and experiences such as his first love. These messages, delivered through Clifford's sweet, melancholic voice, touch our heart. The listener never tires of his sound and melodies no matter how many times we listen to them. This is the long-awaited debut album in Japan of dbClifford, a talented artist who is now attracting the attention he deserves, and who sings, writes the songs and plays the instruments on the album, and who also has produced and arranged the album.

Darren Sigesmund Quintet Concert iJj

Saturday, October 13
@@B-flat in Tokyo

Forming part of a vibrant Canadian musical vanguard, the Darren Sigesmund Quintet presents all original Canadian compositions from their recording Strands. Sigesmund leads his quintet back to Japan to promote his new CD Strands, as part of a 2-week international tour.The Darren Sigesmund Quintet will perform at club B-flat with special guest vocalist Rie Takahashi.

DAIHATSU DRALION iJj by Cirque du Soleil
Osaka Konan Shin Big Top

Elegant Humanity by Benjamin Lee
Embassy of Canada Prince Takamado Gallery, Tokyo

Banff Mountain Film Fesival
in Japan 2007
Gate City Osaki, Tokyo
Matsumoto Shimin Geijutsukan
Telepia Hall, Nagoya
Matsushita IMP Hall, Osaka
Chieria Hall, Sapporo

Shuffle Demons Tour
2FStormy Monday Yokohama iJj
3FNasu Shiobara Times Cafe
5FLive House BUDDY, Tokyo Ekoda iJj
7FYokohama Red Brick Waterhouse No.1 gYOKOHAMA JAZZ PROMENADEh iJj

dbCliford first live in Japan
UNIT, Ebisu iJj

Release of Matt Dusk's new CD Back in Town iJj

Yamagata International Documentary Film FestivalF
Lick Salt - A Grandson's Tale taking part in the competition
Yamagata-shi Chuo Kominkan


The E.H. Norman Library Speaker Series gGlenn Gould in 2007 - 25 years after his deathh
Embassy of Canada Oscar Peterson Theatre, Tokyo

Darren Sigesmund Quintet Concert iJj
B-flat, Tokyo

Carol Welsman Concert
Blue Note Tokyo

20th Tokyo International Film Festival
22F Water by Deepa Mehta, screening at Tokyo International Women's Film Festival
Tokyo Women's Plaza
The Stone Angel by Kari Skogland in competition
TOHO Cinemas Roppongi Hills
25FBunka-cho Film Week gSymposium: Support schemes for independent animators in Europe and Canadah with a producer from National Film Board of Canada
Roppongi Academy Hills,
Roppongi Hills Mori Tower
26F CJax - Screenings of Canada-Japan Short Animation Exchange iJj
TOHO Cinemas Roppongi Hills
Zombino by Andrew Currie
TOHO Cinemas Roppongi Hills
28F Silk by François Girard will close the festival

2007^10^20`21, 27`28
Study in Canada Fair by Canadian Education Alliance
20FNagoya International Center 1F Annex Hall
21FInternational House, Osaka 3F
27FKaderu 2E7iHokkaido Citizens Activities Centerj
28FTokyo International Forum B5 Hall

Design City Forum in Nagoya iJj
International Design Center NAGOYA

Bridging Islands Canada
Project Symposium

Canada Studies Centre at the International University of Kagoshima Library 4F

Zombino^Fido ifilmj by Andrew Currie
TOHO Cinemas Roppongi Hills and other cities

Documentary film
Glenn Gould On and Off the Record
Ginza Theatre Cinema

gAnne of Green Gablesh Exhibition
Aso Hakusuigoh Amuseum iJj

Daihatsu Dralion iJj by Cirque du Soleil
Nagoya Shin Big Top

f^Film^Les films

The 20th Tokyo International Film Festival presenting a variety of Canadian films

Saturday, October 20 - Sunday, October 28
@@TOHO Cinemas Roppongi Hills, BUNKAMURA Le Cinema, and Tokyo Women's Plaza

SILK will close the festival on October 28.
Directed by Francois Girard of The Red Violin, SILK was co-produced by Canada, Italy and Japan, starring Michael Pitt, Keira Knightley, Koji Yakusho and Miki Nakatani, and is a film adaptation of Alessandro Baricco's novel, Seta. The film will open at theatres early next year.

The Stone Angel will enter in the competition.
It is a film adaptation of the novel, The Stone Angel, by Margaret Laurence, the famous Canadian novelist. The film is directed by Kari Skogland, the female filmmaker named by the Hollywood Reporter as one of the ten directors to watch. The film represents the perfectly recreated story about an independent woman, who, on reaching ninety, lives the last phase of her life.

Zombino, directed by Andrew Currie, will be shown as a special screening.
Zombino is a story about a beautiful small town where locals keep zombies as servants. A horrifying sequence of events develops from the recreation of an act of negligence, portrayed in a humorous style. Carrie-Anne Moss, famous for her appearance in The Matrix series, plays an amusing housewife.

Water will be screened on October 22 at Tokyo International Women's Film Festival.
Water by Deepa Mehta, Indo-Canadian film director, has been highly acclaimed around the world and was nominated for Best Foreign Language Film at the 2007 Oscar Awards. The film depicts the lives of Indian women from the 1930s to the 1940s, who were bound by old Indian conventions.

Bunka-cho Film Week gSymposium: Support Schemes for Independent Animators in Europe and Canadah on October 25.
An animation producer from the National Film Board of Canada will participate and discuss with experts from France, Germany and Japan.

CJax: Canada-Japan Short Animation Exchange iJj screening on October 26.
CJax will present short Canadian animated films by independent artists produced with the support from the National Film Board of Canada (NFB) and the private funding organization, Bravo!FACT, together with short animations created by emerging Japanese artists. Next year, CJax will be held in Canada.

Banff Mountain Film Festival in Japan 2007

Saturday, September 29 - Saturday, November 24
@@Tokyo, Matsumoto, Nagoya, Osaka and Sapporo

The Banff Mountain Film Festival is an annual event held in Banff, Alberta, a beautiful city surrounded by the Canadian Rockies. With a history stretching back more than thirty years, the festival is the world's largest film festival that features documentaries about mountain culture, the environment and outdoor sports. Every year, the festival presents a variety of documentaries from around the world and treats the audience to astonishingly impressive images. The Banff Mountain Festival in Japan is presenting a series of documentaries selected from the collection. In the third year of the Banff Mountain Film Festival in Japan, screenings will be held in five cities. For details, please visit the official website.

j[X^News^Les nouvelles

Launch of the Canadian Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship iPDRFj Program iJj

The Canadian Board of International Education iCBIEj, through a contribution of the Government of Canada and with the assistance of the Canadian Embassy in Tokyo, will award its first Canadian Post-Doctoral Research Fellowships iPDRFj to scholars in Japan.

The PDRF is designed to provide research opportunities to promising recent doctoral graduates ihumanities, social sciences, natural sciences and engineeringj to do research at recognized public Canadian universities and affiliated research institutes for 12 months. The research must clearly advance the scholar's own career, but also be useful to Canada and^or the research team within which the scholar proposes to work.

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