Culture Canada2008.11

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Event Calendar Ji_Ɠ{
This month's feature events are:
  • Canadian Blast 2008
  • Release of Dione Taylor's Album
    I Love Being Here With You
  • Norman McLaren Retrospective
  • Innovative Designs for the House Home iexhibitionj
  • Two Canadians awarded the 2008 Kyoto Prize

y^Music^La Musique

Canadian Blast 2008 iJj

Wednesday, November 12
@@Tokyo duo music exchange

For one special night only, four of Canada's top acts will be performing under one roof. Bedouin Soundclash has already wowed Japanese audiences numerous times including their recent appearance at Summer Sonic. Patrick Watson is still basking in the glow of winning the 2007 Polaris Music Prize for top Canadian album. Saint Alvia Cartel's classic punk sound has been called gthe missing link between Rancid and The Whoh while Woodhands recently played to packed houses in China. Definitely a night that will not be forgotten.

Release of Dione Taylor's Album
I Love Being Here With You

Wednesday, November 19

The turning point in Dione Taylor's career was when she won a jazz vocalist prize in college which led to a concert at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. Her debut album Open Your Eyes was released in 2004, which led to a Juno nomination and an appearance at the Montreal Jazz Festival.

This past April, Dione made her Japan debut performing a stirring rendition of Oscar Peterson's gHymn To Freedomh at a tribute to the late jazz legend in the Embassy of Canada Oscar Peterson Theatre along with jazz greats Makoto Ozone, Holly Cole, and Hiromi Uehara.

Her most recent album, I Love Being Here With You, will be released in Japan on November 19 from Zain Records.

f^Film^Les films

Legendary animation innovator
Norman McLaren Retrospective

Late shows starting Saturday, October 25
@@Theatre Image Forum, Tokyo

As the leader of the animation team established three years after the 1939 founding of the National Film Board of Canada iNFBj, Norman McLaren demonstrated incomparable creative talent together with a great enthusiasm for teaching. His experimental innovation and artistry blazed new trails, strongly influencing animators not just in Canada, but in Japan and around the world.

To commemorate the animation section's 65th anniversary in 2006, NFB issued a boxed set of McLaren's complete works on DVD - 58 films in all. The first-ever McLaren Retrospective was held at the Cannes Film Festival, and others soon followed all over the world. This screening event represents the long-awaited Japanese edition.

The October 25 opening will feature remarks by the NFB Chairperson and a talk by Koji Yamamura. Norio Nishijima and Exonemo are scheduled to speak before the screenings on October 29 and November 8, respectively.

Now showing
Away From Her by Sarah Polley ifilmj
Various cities

Now showing
Eastern Promises by David Cronenberg ifilmj
Various cities

Now showing
Manufactured Landscapes by Jennifer Baichwal ifilmj
Various cities

Now showing
Norman McLaren Retrospective iJjifilmj
Image Forum, Tokyo

Banff Mountain Film Festival in Japan 2008 iJj
3FSendai Mediateque
8FMatsushita IMP Hall, Osaka
15FTelepia Hall, Nagoya
24FNTT Yumetenjin Hall, Fukuoka

Yokohama Triennale 2008
Shinko Pier, Red Brick House No. 1, and other venues

Innovative Designs for the House Home iexhibitionj
Embassy of Canada Prince Takamado Gallery, Tokyo

100th Anniversary of the Publication of Anne of Green Gables

Anne of Green Gables, a musical by The Classic Live for the United Nations, Japan iJj

Anne of Green Gables Centennial Exhibition - Prince Edward Island that Montgomery Loved iJj
2009^1^2`12FMitsukoshi, Fukuoka
2009^3^6`11FFujisaki, Sendai
and other cities

2008^11^1, 2
Emile-Claire Barlow to perform at GINZA International Jazz Festival 2008

2008^11^2, 3
Study in Canada Fair by CEA
2FThe Yomiuri Shimbun Hall i9Fj, Tokyo
3FInternational House Osaka

JASSO Study Abroad Fair iJj

Canadian Blast 2008 iJj
Tokyo duo music exchange

Release of Dione Taylor's Album
I Love Being Here With You iJj

Canada-Japan-Brazil co-production Blindness ifilmj
Marunouchi Prazer, Tokyo and other theatres

Book Reading for Children
gAirplanes in Canadah
Embassy of Canada E. H. Norman Library, Tokyo

illScarlett to perform at
ZEBRAHEAD's Japan Tour iJj
27, 28FTokyo Shinkiba Studio Coast
30FYokohama Bay Hall
12^1FNagoya Diamond Hall
12^2FFukuoka DRUM LOGOS
12^4FHiroshima Club Quattro
12^5FOsaka IMP Hall

Cxg^Event^Les événements

Innovative Designs for the House Home@iexhibitionj

Thursday, October 30 - Tuesday, December 30
@@Embassy of Canada Prince Takamado Gallery, Tokyo

Canadian designers are increasingly recognized in the global marketplace for their creative and innovative, yet practical and functional designs. The Embassy of Canada presents gInnovative Designs for the House Homeh, an exhibition showcasing unique Canadian lifestyle products.

With ingenious works by Vancouver's famed Judson Beaumont and sculptural furniture by Brent Comber, the exhibition will also feature a number of other intriguing home, outdoor, sports and leisure products.

The event is linked to the gKanada karada!h pavilion organized by BC Wood at 100 Design Tokyo during Tokyo Designers Week, taking place from October 30 - November 3.

Two Canadians awarded the 2008 Kyoto Prize

Dr. Anthony Pawson and Dr. Charles Taylor will be awarded the prestigious Kyoto Prize during the Presentation Ceremony which will be held at the Kyoto International Conference Center on November 10. The Prize, given to Canadians for the first time, aims to recognize their important contributions to their respective fields of gBasic Sciences - Life Sciences: Molecular Biology, Cell Biology, Neurobiologyh and gArts and Philosophy - Thought and Ethicsh. There will also be an exceptional lecture by the laureates on Nov. 11. For more information, please click hereiJj.

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