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Yoshitomo Nara: Nobody's Fool

09/09/2010 - 01/02/2011

Asia Society (NYC)

Asia Society, New York devotes its entire exhibition space to a major retrospective of Japanese artist, Yoshitomo Nara, one of the most influential Neo-Pop artists working today. The exhibition comprises 20 years' worth of paintings, sculpture, drawings, and large-scale installations.

Hogaku: Traditional Japanese Music Concert Tour

09/07/2010 - 09/17/2010

Ms. Yumi Kurosawa (21-string koto) and Mr. Kaoru Watanabe (Japanese flute and taiko drum) will visit four countries: Costa Rica, Honduras, Trinidad and Tobago and Panama. Ms. Kurosawa and Mr. Watanabe will be giving performances and workshops to local music students and general public audiences.

Lecture Tour "Telling Our Story: Coalition Building and the Asian American Journalists Association"

08/18/2010 - 08/28/2010

Ms. Lori Lei Matsukawa, the KING5 co-anchor and President of the Board of the Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Washington, will be giving lectures in four cities in Brazil: Sao Paulo, Belem, Tome-Acu, and Brasilia. In Brasilia, her lecture will be part of the 8th International Congress of Japanese Studies in Brazil.

Japanese Film Festival at the San Antonio Museum of Art

08/10/2010, 08/16/2010, 08/24/2010

(San Antonio, TX)

The 3 Japanese films to be shown on August 10, 17 and 24 focus on the ways in which nostalgia for the bakumatsu has been presented by filmmakers. The selections span over many decades, from the heyday of Japanese film in the 1920s and 1930s, through the postwar period of the late 1940s and 1950s, and into the "cruel" samurai films of the 1960s and 1970s.

GREEN>SOUND performance at Soundwave Festival

08/01/2010 - 08/06/2010

(San Francisco & Oakland, CA)

Bay Area’s Most Innovative Festival Explores Environmental Performances and Works From June 6 to August 13 2010. ME’DI.ATE Art Group is excited to announce the return of the acclaimed Soundwave Festival this summer for its fourth season, entitled GREEN SOUND, exploring the natural world and environmental issues. Arguably the largest collection of artists and performances the Bay Area’s avant-sound scene has ever seen, Soundwave ((4)) GREEN SOUND will feature over 75 participating artists and musicians, in over 35 inspired performances, exhibits and talks, in 18 events over the span of 2 ½ months. Full festival details at www.projectsoundwave.com.

Asian American Film Festival of Dallas

07/23/2010 - 07/29/2010

Landmark's Magnolia Theatre (Dallas, TX)

The Asian Film Festival of Dallas (AFFD) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to celebrating and supporting emerging and established Asian and Asian-American filmmakers and sharing the rich diversity of Asian culture through the medium of cinema.

Since its creation in 2002, the annual film festival has grown to become the South’s largest showcase of Asian and Asian American cinema.

This year, AFFD will continue to showcase amazing work from Asian and Asian American artists at its 9th Annual Film Festival, July 23-29, at Landmark’s Magnolia Theatre.

Eiko & Koma: "Raven" and "White Dance"

07/22/2010 - 07/23/2010

Wesleyan University (Middletown, CT)

Japanese-born choreographer/dancers Eiko & Koma have created a unique theater of movement out of stillness, shape, light, sound, and time since 1972. They have collaborated with a wide range of artists but, for most of their works, Eiko & Koma create their own sets and costumes, choreographing on their own bodies.

The motifs of their most recent performance piece Raven (2010) originate from their 1991 work Land, made in collaboration with Native American musician Robert Mirabal, and Hunger (2008). Raven meditates on how land, though often assaulted by humans, perseveres while also remembering its past. Eiko & Koma will also share an excerpt from White Dance (1976), the first piece that they performed in the United States. Both Raven and White Dance were previewed at Wesleyan in the fall of 2009, when Eiko & Koma launched their Retrospective Project at the CFA’s Zilkha Gallery. For more information about the Retrospective Project (2009-2012), please visit www.eikoandkoma.org.

"Eiko & Koma: A Retrospective" at American Dance Festival

06/28/2010 - 06/29/2010

Duke University (Durham, NC)

For more than thirty years, Eiko & Koma have been performing internationally their own "delicious movement." From site-adaptable performances in parks, gardens, and moving water to installations at theaters, universities, and museums, these passionate artists have created work that resonates with audiences from all walks of life. This season, the duo will present a retrospective of their most timeless dances, including "Raven" from 2009, "Night Tide" (1984), and "White Dance," Eiko & Koma's 1976 American debut. 

The New York Asian Film Festival

06/25/2010 - 07/08/2010

Film Society of Lincoln Center, Japan Society & IFC Center (NY, NY)

Launched in 2002, Subway Cinema's New York Asian Film Festival (NYAFF) is America's leading and most influential showcase for popular Asian cinema. Each year, the Festival selects over 40 feature films, considering only the best, the strangest, and the most entertaining of the recent titles.

To date, the Festival presented over 170 films from China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Pakistan, Philippines, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam, including the works of Park Chan-wook, Patrick Tam, Takashi Miike, Andrew Lau, Feng Xiaogang, Kim Jee-woon, Lee Myung-se, Suzuki Seijun, Johnnie To, Sion Sono, Shinya Tsukamoto, Kiyoshi Kurosawa, Kim Ki-duk, Ryu Seung-wan, Xiao Jiang, Shunji Iwai, and many others.

"Do Enka East Meets West" Music Collaboration


Museum of the City of New York (NY, NY)

Thelonius Monk, Jr., renowned jazz drummer, composer, music educator, and Chairman of the Monk Institute, will join Japanese guitarist/music producer/song writer Yuchiro Oda for a musical collaboration featuring Do Enka—a fusion of jazz, blues, and spoken word developed in Japan in the early 1900s. Produced by the New Heritage Theatre Group and OPI/Gaia Media in association with Community Works and the Harlem Arts Alliance. Presented in conjunction with the exhibition "Samurai in New York: The First Japanese Delegation, 1860."

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