Culture Canada2009.2

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Event Calendar Ji_Ɠ{
This month's feature events are:
  • Cirque du Soleil Tokyo Performance Daihatsu Corteo
  • Compagnie Marie ChouinardFOrpheus Eurydice
  • Canadian Commemorative Olympic Games Coins
  • Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood
  • Guide to Modern Authors Series 5FMargaret Atwood
  • Multiculturalism in a Welfare StateF
    The Canadian Experiment
  • Fred Everything DJ Set

Theatre^Le théâtre

Cirque du Soleil Tokyo Performance
Daihatsu Corteo

Wednesday, February 4 -
@@Tuesday, May 5 inational holidayj
@@Harajuku New Big Top, Tokyo

Daihatsu Corteo, the largest-ever touring show of Montreal-based Cirque du Soleil, opens its much-awaited Japan tour in Tokyo February 4.

The show, whose title means gcortegeh in Italian, is a festive parade imagined by a clown. Along with the fun and gaiety, however, the clown somehow sees a world of tragedy and sorrow unfold at the same time. Meanwhile, artists transport the audience to a delightful dream world with astounding feats and superb performances in a baroque atmosphere of magnificent sets inspired by church art and the works of Picasso.

You won't want to miss these first performances of Corteo outside North America.

Compagnie Marie ChouinardF
Orpheus Eurydice

Friday, February 6 - Sunday, February 8
@@Theatre 1010, Tokyo

Canada is justly proud of Montreal-based Compagnie Marie Chouinard, whose bold original works enchant dance fans worldwide. In its first appearance in Japan in three years, the group performs Orpheus and Eurydice, which explores the origin and meaning of language. The show premiered in Rome in February, 2008.

Anne of Green Gables 100th Anniversary Exhibition gMontgomery StoriesF The World of Anne and Emilyh
Fukuyama Museum of Literature iJj, Fukuyama

MONKEY MAJIK Tour '09 gFantasiah
Tokyo, Osaka and other cities

Canadian Commemorative Olympic Games Coins iexhibitionj
Embassy of Canada Prince Takamado Gallery, Tokyo

Anne of Green Gables Centennial Exhibition - Prince Edward Island that Montgomery Loved iJj
3^6`11FFujisaki, Sendai
3^18`29FTsuruya, Kumamoto
and other cities

Cirque du SoleilFDaihatsu Corteo iJj
Harajuku Shin Big Top, Tokyo

Compagnie Marie ChouinardF
Orpheus Eurydice iJj
Theatre 1010, Tokyo

Janet Cardiff George Bures Miller at Ebisu International Festival for Art and Alternative Visions
Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography

Fred Everything DJ Set iJj
La Fabrique, Tokyo

Book Reading for Children
gThe Snow CathFFrom Book to Film 2
Embassy of Canada E. H. Norman Library, Tokyo

Seminar for Canada Working Holiday Program iJj
Embassy of Canada, Tokyo

Cxg^Event^Les événements

Canadian Commemorative Olympic Games Coins iexhibitionj

Wednesday, January 14 - Tuesday, April 14
@@Embassy of Canada Prince Takamado Gallery, Tokyo

With just one year till the opening of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, the Embassy of Canada presents an exhibition of Canadian commemorative Olympic Games coins. Coins commemorating the Vancouver 2010 Winter Games will be on display together with commemorative coins from the Montreal and Calgary Olympics. The exhibition will also introduce the Royal Canadian Mint, which last year celebrated its 100th anniversary. You will surely enjoy seeing these beautifully designed Canadian coins.

w^Literature^La littérature

yNew Booksz

Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood iin two volumesj

Translated by Ayako Sato, Published by Iwanami Shoten
@@i2800 per volume plus taxj

This novel is based on an actual Canadian murder case from the mid-19th century. It tells the story of Grace, a beautiful 16-year-old housekeeper suspected as one of the murderers but sentenced to 30 years in prison instead of death due to conflicting testimony, and Simon, the young psychiatrist assigned to treat her and study her background. Atwood carefully explores the case's factual and social settings as well as the individuals involved, digging deep into the inner workings of human personality - especially of Grace. The result is a powerful, carefully crafted mystery that reads like a tightly knit historical novel.

Guide to Modern Authors Series 5F Margaret Atwood

Edited by Setsu Ito, Published by Sairyusha
@@i3000 plus taxj

This volume gives a complete picture of the great Canadian writer Margaret Atwood assembled by authors Setsu Ito, Naomi Okamura, Noriko Kubota, Yaeko Sumi and Kuniko Miyazawa. It consists of five chaptersF Atwood's world, interviews, her literary career, key concepts to understanding her writing, and introductions/analyses of most of her works. Along with a bibliography, they give an across-the-board view of the author and her writings. The cover, frontispieces, and text include illustrations by Atwood (who enjoys painting), giving readers a glimpse of another side of the witty writer while drawing them closer to her. It is a guidebook suitable for scholars and general readers alike.

Multiculturalism in a Welfare StateF The Canadian Experiment

Edited by Toshimitsu Shinkawa, Published by Minerva Shobo
@@i4800 plus taxj

Multiculturalism is official policy in Canada. In this winner of the Canadian Publishing Award for 2007/2008, the author and thirteen experts on Canada discuss, from their various fields of expertise, the identity and unity of Canadian society with its complex ethnic, historical, and cultural makeup. Readers are treated to an interdisciplinary overview of the principles and policies at work in this gsocial experiment,h where diversity is accepted as it is and cultures coexist.

y^Music^La Musique

Fred Everything DJ Set iJj

Saturday, February 21
@@La Fabrique, Tokyo

Originating from Montreal, Fred Everything has gone on to become one of the top deep house DJs in the world, with world acclaimed residencies at Fabric in London and El Divino in Ibiza. An accomplished producer in his own right, Fred has also released over 50 original tracks and remixes on respected labels such as 20/20 Vision, Bombay, Freerange, and Om Records, including his latest album release Lost Together in Japan on KSR Corp.

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