The Festival of Japan Video Highlights
By ARTSEDGE: The Kennedy Center's Arts Education Network
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This is your passport to the arts and culture of Japan as experienced through the Kennedy Center's Japan! culture + hyperculture festival (February 2008). This series will help you learn about some of the major art forms in Japan—art, theater, dance, music, manga, anime, robots, and visual art installations.
|1||CleanVideoRobotopia Rising: Asimo, Actroid and More||Robotopia Rising was a robot extravaganza that highlighted the science and culture of Japanese robotics.||12/21/2008||Free||View in iTunes|
|2||CleanVideoMatt Alt: Jumbo Machinders, part 2||Matt Alt walks you through his extensive collection of Japanese jumbo machinder toys, which were on display in the Kennedy Center's South Gallery.||12/21/2008||Free||View in iTunes|
|3||CleanVideoMatt Alt: Jumbo Machinders, part 1||Matt Alt walks you through his extensive collection of Japanese jumbo machinder toys, which were on display in the Kennedy Center's South Gallery.||12/21/2008||Free||View in iTunes|
|4||CleanVideoOki Dub||Oki’s contemporary approach, fusing Reggae, African and Electronica with Ainu folk melodies, has won him praise in Japan and around the world.||12/21/2008||Free||View in iTunes|
|5||CleanVideoMaywa Denki||Maywa Denki is a performance art troupe with a unique style. Besides exhibitions and live stage performances, they produce music, videos, writing, toys, stationery, and electronic devices.||12/21/2008||Free||View in iTunes|
|6||CleanVideoShin Tanaka: Papercraft||Paper toy creator Shin Tanaka presented the art of paper toy making in Paper Toy Live!||12/21/2008||Free||View in iTunes|
|7||CleanVideoShigeo Kawashima: Wa||Shigeo Kawashima's sculptures take bamboo as an artistic medium to a new level. His work WA ("Ring") was commissioned for the festival and constructed on site.||12/21/2008||Free||View in iTunes|
|8||CleanVideoKoji Kakinuma: Trancework||For the festival, calligraphy artist Koji Kakinuma presented one of his trademark innovations, Trancework, in which he paints countless repetitions of a simple, powerful phrase, producing a giant calligraphic work.||12/21/2008||Free||View in iTunes|
|9||CleanVideoKoji Kakinuma: Otsukimi||JAPAN! culture + hyperculture was marked by a festive Otsukimi (Japanese moon-viewing) evening featuring a special Millennium Stage performance of “Trancework” and “Eternal Now” by shodo performing artist Koji Kakinuma, accompanied by the taiko||12/21/2008||Free||View in iTunes|
|10||CleanVideoTadao Ando: Four Cubes to Contemplate Our Environment||The world-renowned architect Tadao Ando presents this world-premiere glass installation, which explores sustainability and the environment. It was constructed on-site specifically for the festival.||12/21/2008||Free||View in iTunes|
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Have been trying to download it for a few days, with no success. I hope it gets fixed because this sounds like it will be a very interesting podcast! (I gave it 3 stars because you have to rate the podcast to post a comment. The 3 stars is based on nothing.)
I can't believe how lifelike some of those robots are. And the giant calligraphy was so cool. Thanks so much for this great Podcast!
- Category: K-12
- Language: English
- © 2006 ARTSEDGE, The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts