Kabuki featuring Ebizo Ichikawa XI Friday 4 – Tuesday 15 June 2010 Sadler’s Wells Kabuki superstar Ebizo Ichikawa […]
Celebrate one of cinema’s greatest masters
at the British Film Institute, Southbank.
1 January – 27 February.
Yasujiro Ozu: The finest Japanese director of all time?
Celebrating Japanese filmmaker Yasujiro Ozu, the BFI will release two of the Japanese master’s greatest films, Tokyo Story and Late Autumn, in cinemas nationwide. Ozu’s Tokyo Story opens in cinemas nationwide on 1 January 2010.
The BFI Southbank will be presenting a comprehensive retrospective of Yasujiro Ozu’s films together with a number of more recent films in which his influence is discerned.
Find out more at www.bfi.org.uk/go/ozujc
At the Southbank Centre. Sat 6th & Sun 7th June 2009
Kodo returns to London, direct from Sado Island, with a performance never seen outside Japan. Ekkyo: Trans-border features premier dancer, Chieko Kojima, alongside fresh dance, vocal and drum compositions. Lavish costumes, huge drums, and Kodo’s legendary precision and power deliver an exotic synthesis that explores new territories, and the boundaries between. Visually stunning and thunderous, one experiences Kodo with the whole body. A thrill for all ages!
At the Royal Academy of Arts. 21 March – 7 June 2009
Utagawa Kuniyoshi (1797-1861) is considered one of the greatest Japanese print artists. Prolific and multi-talented, Kuniyoshi portrayed the historic heroes of Japan’s warrior past and through masterful storytelling kept alive the great myths and legends.