Between Myth and Reality:
Arts and Culture from the
Land of the Rising Sun

Performing arts

The new cultural centre LAC continues his endeavour with Nippon on scene. The series of shows dedicated to Japan will be inaugurated on the 9th October with an exceptional performance by the 13 musicians-dancers of the Kodo Company.
Saturday, October 9th 2010, at 8.30 p.m.
Palazzo dei Congressi

One Earth Tour 2010

Directly from Japan: Kodo
The most spectacular and famous band of Japanese Taiko percussionists. A spectacular event with 13 artists-dancers-musicians currently on world tour! An encompassing show of rhythm, incredible choreographies and fascinating rituals. An unmissable event that will give you an adrenaline rush and put you in a state of trance!
Thursday, October 21st 2010, at 8.30 p.m.
Palazzo dei Congressi

An exceptional presentation with 5 dance choreographies by Martha Graham and sets by the Japanese writer Isamu Noguchi. Critics worldwide are unanimous in describing the Martha Dance Company as one of the greatest dance companies in the world (NYT), and Martha Graham herself as one of the most important artists of the twentieth century, together with artists the likes of Pablo Picasso, James Joyce and Igor Stravinsky.
Tuesday, October 26th 2010, at 6.00 p.m.

From tradition to creation

A "dancing conference" with and by Shiro Daїmon
A Show-like conference with one of the great contemporary experts and performers of traditional Japanese gesture art. A show we can define as "The everything art". Shiro Daimon is one of the most extraordinary artists working within the contemporary scene. His highly trained, perfect technique is the reason he can be defined a dancer, as much as actor or musician.
In collaboration with the "festival internazionale del teatro"
Monday, November 29th 2010, at 8.30 p.m.
Teatro Cittadella

A very special evening of theater, that stages Japanese comedy stories. Stories that exhibit links to characters and techniques from our own comedy of art. The performance also includes the showing of typical masks and costumes used in one of the most fascinating theater traditions of the east.
The performance will be in Japanese, with french captions and introduced in Italian.
Tuesday, December 7th 2010, at 8.30 p.m.
Teatro Cittadella

by Yukio Mishima, directed by Piero Ferrarini

With the "Compagnia teatroaperto/Teatro Dehon, Teatro stabile dell'Emilia Romagna".
A Fascinating pièce that brings a completely feminine vision to De Sade, where the character of the "Divin Marchese" is finally freed from the sentence of commonplace Morals and Story-lines.
A central piece within the works of the suicidal, late Japanese writer. It is also an incredible array of European and Japanese cultural elements.

Info and tickets
Dicastero Attività Culturali
Settore Spettacoli
Villa Saroli - Viale Franscini 9
CH 6900 Lugano
Tel. +41(0)58 866 72 80
From Monday to Friday: from 9 to 11 a.m. / from 2 to 4 p.m.

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