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Event Calendar ƒJƒiƒ_‚Ζ“ϊ–{F“ϊ‰ΑCD80Žό”N
This month's feature events are:
  • Release of Nikki Yanovsky's Album Ella...Of Thee I Swing
  • Release of Patrick Watson's Album Wooden Arms
  • Lilies – a play by Michel Marc Bouchard
    performed by Studio Life
  • E.H. Norman Library Speaker Series:
    "Michael Ondaatje Symposium: Everything is Collage"
  • International Panels and Symposium by JACS:
    "Opening Up A New Vista of Canadian Studies"

‰ΉŠy^Music^La Musique

Release of Nikki Yanovsky's Album
Ella...Of Thee I Swing
(J)

‘ Wednesday, June 24

Hailing from Montreal, this 15 year old singer has already been declared a major talent. In 2006, she performed at the Montreal Jazz Festival in front of an audience of more than 10,000 people followed by a tour across Canada. The following year saw her take part in a tribute to Ella Fitzgerald, which prompted jazz fans to really take notice of this budding talent, which led to the live recording of her own tribute to Ella with Ella...Of Thee I Swing with a big band. This led to her signing with Universal Canada and she's presently recording her official major label debut with legendary producer Phil Ramone which is due to be released in the later part of 2009.


Release of Patrick Watson's Album
Wooden Arms
(J)

‘ Wednesday, June 24

"Like nothing you've ever heard before and, boy, is NME excited" – NME
"Magic in the making" – Music Week
Following the 2007 Polaris Prize for top Canadian album plus his Japanese concert debut at "Canadian Blast" in October 2008, the magic of Patrick Watson returns with the highly anticipated release of Wooden Arms. Already tapped as one of the top albums of the year so far by many critics, it is destined to be a Canadian classic.

Theatre^Le théâtre

Lilies – a play by Michel Marc Bouchard
performed by Studio Life
(J)

‘ Wednesday, June 17 – Sunday, July 12
@@Kinokuniya Hall, Tokyo
‘ Saturday, July 18 and Sunday, July 19
@@Shinkobe Oriental Theatre

Lilies, by popular Canadian playwright Michel Marc Bouchard, was first performed in Canada in 1987 and made into a film in 1996. It will now be performed again by the all-male company Studio Life. In Lilies, we see convicts perform a tightly crafted drama within the confines of a prison. The drama reveals a tragedy that occurred years earlier when three young men met at a Catholic boarding school. Michel Marc Bouchard is coming to Japan for the performances, and is scheduled to give a lecture at The Canadian Literary Society of Japan.
6ŒŽ^June^Juin
Through June 1
Another Season's Promise (J) – a play by Anne Chislett and Keith Roulston performed by The Mingei Theatre Company
‘ Kinokuniya Southern Theater, Tokyo


Through June 14
Jin-me Yoon and Lani Maestro at
Beppu Contemporary Art Festival 2009
‘ Hatoba Shrine, Beppu Chuo Kominkan, and others


Through June 17
Canadian Aboriginal Arts from the Prince and Princess Takamado Collection
‘ Embassy of Canada Prince Takamado Gallery, Tokyo


Through July 12
Cirque du Soleil: Daihatsu Corteo (J)
‘ Nagoya Shin Big Top


June 4 – 14
Short Shorts Film Festival 2009


June 11
Canada School by Hokkaido Canada Society
Speech by Ambassador Fried, "Canada, Japan and Global Economic Prospects"
‘ Sapporo Prince Hotel Pamir


June 12
E.H. Norman Library Speaker Series
"Michael Ondaatje Symposium:
Everything is Collage"

‘ Embassy of Canada Oscar Peterson Theatre, Tokyo


June 13
International Panels and Symposium by JACS
"Opening Up A New Vista of Canadian Studies" (J)
‘ Liberty Hall, Meiji University, Tokyo


June 17 – July 19
Lilies – a play by Michel Marc Bouchard performed by Studio Life (J)
‘ June 17 – July 12: Kinokuniya Hall, Tokyo
‘ July 18, 19: Shinkobe Oriental Theatre


June 23
Book Reading for Children
"Canada Day"
‘ Embassy of Canada E.H. Norman Library, Tokyo


June 24
Release of Nikki Yanovsky's Album
Ella...Of Thee I Swing (J)


June 24
Release of Patrick Watson's Album
Wooden Arms (J)


June 25
Working Holiday Seminar (J)
‘ Embassy of Canada, Tokyo



ƒCƒxƒ“ƒg^Event^Les événements

E.H. Norman Library Speaker Series
"Michael Ondaatje Symposium: Everything is Collage"


‘ Friday, June 12
@@Embassy of Canada Oscar Peterson Theatre, Tokyo

This special event will feature talks by three scholars on diverse aspects of the great Canadian writer, Michael Ondaatje. Our guests will be Professor Yoko Fujimoto of Waseda University, Assistant Professor Tristanne Connolly of the University of Waterloo, and Visiting Professor Steve Clark of the University of Tokyo Graduate School.

Ever since The English Patient won the Booker Prize, Ondaatje's poetry and novels have consistently attracted the attention of literary circles worldwide. He has won five Canadian Governor General's Literary Awards as well. A number of his major works have been translated and published in Japan including Divisadero, In the Skin of a Lion, Anil's Ghost, Running in the Family, and The Collected Works of Billy the Kid. (Co-hosted by Faculty of Letters, University of Tokyo and Canadian Literary Society of Japan. Consecutive interpretation provided.)

We are offering 25 pairs of tickets to readers of this newsletter. Please click here to apply.


Commemorating the 80th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Japan and Canada
and the 30th anniversary of the Japanese Association for Canadian Studies
International Panels and Symposium by JACS:
"Opening Up A New Vista of Canadian Studies"


‘ Saturday, June 13
@@Meiji University, Liberty Tower, Tokyo

On the occasion of its 30th anniversary and to contribute to the celebration of the 80th anniversary of Canadian diplomatic relations with Japan, the Japanese Association of Canadian Studies (JACS) will hold a symposium entitled "Opening up a new vista of Canadian Studies." Among other interesting topics, panelists will discuss "realities and challenges of multiculturalism" as well as "Canada's experience with Human Security." Open to the public. More details here.




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