Culture Canada2007.11

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This month's feature events are:
  • Canadian Higher Education Fair
  • gKeiichiro Hirano: The Fascinating Glenn Gouldh - Lecture with viewing of J.S. Bach: Goldberg Variations DVD
  • Canada Festival at Meiji Gakuin University
  • Andre Gagnon Concert Tour
  • 8th Tokyo FILMeX: Brand Upon the Brain! by Guy Maddin
  • Gaston Petit Exhibition: Display 2007
  • Special performance by Canada's Stephenville Theatre Festival at The 3rd Yakumo International Theatre Festival

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Canadian Higher Education Fair

Friday, November 2, 16F00 - 19F00
Saturday, November 3, 10F00 - 16F00
@@Embassy of Canada

A comprehensive higher education fair covering ESL, community college, and undergraduate^graduate study will be taking place in Tokyo this fall. Representatives from 39 Canadian universities and colleges will be available at each institution's booth for one-on-one consultations and questions. Admission is free. For more information and registration, click here.

Cxg^Event^Les événements

Year of Glenn Gould - 2nd commemorative event
gKeiichiro Hirano: The Fascinating Glenn Gouldh - Lecture with viewing of J.S. Bach: Goldberg Variations DVD

Thursday, November 29
@@Embassy of Canada Oscar Peterson Theatre

The extraordinary genius/pianist Glenn Gould was born in Toronto on September 25, 1932 and died there October 4, 1982. With 2007 marking the 75th anniversary of his birth and the 25th anniversary of his death, it is the gYear of Glenn Gouldh. For the Canadian Embassy's second commemorative lecture event, Akutagawa Prize-winning author and music expert Keiichiro Hirano will explain Gould's never-to-be-forgotten musical accomplishments from his unique perspective. He was the passionate supervisor of Sony Classical's special edition Gould CDs, the newest and best Gould recordings, that were released October 3. Hirano selected the works, wrote the liner notes, and attended the mastering sessions. His lecture (in Japanese) promises to shed new light on the uniqueness and profound appeal of Glenn Gould, a musician in whom interest only continues to grow.

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

Canada Festival at Meiji Gakuin University

Monday, November 26 - Friday, November 30
@@Meiji Gakuin University
@@Shirogane and Yokohama Campuses

Meiji Gakuin University, in collaboration with the Canadian Embassy, will be holding a celebratory week at their Shirogane and Yokohama Campuses over the week of November 26. Come and join the staff and students in enjoying the many activities planned during the festivities. Of special interest will be a keynote speech by Joseph Caron, Ambassador of Canada to Japan, on November 27 at 14:45. Other activities include, a Canadian film festival (White Planet, Seducing Doctor Lewis, Ararat), a Canadian food fair, a lecture in Japanse on pop music by Steve McClure iAsia Bureau Chief of Billboard Magazinej, a photo exhibit and much more.

y^Music^La Musique

Andre Gagnon Concert Tour iJj

Tuesday, November 20 - WednesdayCNovember 28
@@TokyoCOsakaCNagoya and Yokohama

Andre Gagnon has enjoyed legendary status with Japanese piano fans for the past 18 years since the release of his single Comme Au Premier Jour, which was used as the theme of a very successful television drama in Japan. Since then, Gagnon has had many successful tours in Japan and has had many Japanese artists cover his songs. This is his first tour of Japan in four years and he has announced that it will be his final tour in this country.

Now showing
FIDO ifilmj by Andrew Currie
TOHO Cinemas Roppongi Hills and other venues

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

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

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

gAnne of Green Gablesh Exhibition
Aso Hakusuigoh Amuseum iJj

Daihatsu Dralion iJj by Cirque du Soleil
Nagoya Shin Big Top

Year of Glenn Gould iJj
BAM Percussion at Daidogei World Cup in Shizuoka 2007 iJj
Various places in Shizuoka City

2007^11^2, 3
Canadian Higher Education Fair
Embassy of Canada, Tokyo

Monkey Majik Tour '07 iJj

Okinawa Language Education Fair 2007 iJj by Okinawa International Exchange and Human Resources Development Foundation
Naha Higashimachi Kaikan

Kobe University North America Week 2007
Rokko Hall within KOBE University Centennial Hall

Gaston PetitFDisplay 2007
Embassy of Canada Prince Takamado Gallery, Tokyo

Maple Leaf Ball
Westin Tokyo, Galaxy Ballroom
Tickets and Information

Tokyo FILMeX 2007
18, 23F
Brand Upon the BrainI by Guy Maddin
Yurakucho Asahi Hall

Andre Gagnon Concert Tour iJj
20FTokyo Opera City Concert Hall
22FRecital Hall, Osaka
23FTelepia Hall, Nagoya
27FDai-ichi Seimei Hall, Tokyo
28FYokohama Minato Mirai Hall

The Stephenville Theatre Festival at Yakumo International Theatre Festival iJj
Aruba Hall

Canada Festival at Meiji Gakuin University
Meiji Gakuin University Shirogane and Yokohama Campus

Book Reading for Children,
gCanadian First Nationsh
Embassy of Canada EDHDNorman Library, Tokyo

Year of Glenn Gould
Lecture gKeiichiro HiranoF The Fascinating Glenn Gouldh and viewing of J.S. BachF Goldberg Variations DVD
Embassy of Canada Oscar Peterson Theatre, Tokyo

f^Film^Les films

8th Tokyo FILMeX: Brand Upon the Brain! by Guy Maddin

Sunday, November 18 and Friday, November 23
@@Yurakucho Asahi Hall

In his latest original and unconventional film, Manitoba-born director Guy Maddin goes beyond his trademark black-and-white and shoots a silent movie (with narration by actress Isabella Rossellini) to give even more shadow and depth to the images and story. A bold re-imagination of Maddin's childhood, the film depicts the strange family the boy grew up in as it operates a lighthouse on an isolated island. Maddin's uniquely eerie and fantastical world is displayed in full. 2006, 35mm black and white, in English with Japanese subtitles.

o|p^Visual Arts^Les arts visuels

Gaston Petit Exhibition: Display 2007

Wednesday, November 14 - Friday, January 4, 2008
@@Embassy of Canada Prince Takamado Gallery

This exhibition presents approximately thirty paintings and objects created between 1994 and 2007 by Tokyo-based painter Gaston Petit. You will enjoy these works that abound in colour and are modeled on the lines of a variety of structural forms.

Theatre^Le théâtre

Special performance by Canada's Stephenville Theatre Festival at The 3rd Yakumo International Theatre Festival iJj

Thursday, November 22
@@Aruba Hall iYakumo, Matsue City, Shimane Prefecturej

Stage performers from Canada are always invited to the Yakumo International Theatre Festival. This year, acclaimed veteran artists from the annual Stephenville Theatre Festival in Newfoundland, Canada, will give a special performance. Their beautiful singing is sure to be a treat.

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