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New Japan Photo - Issue 3

  • VENUE: CHI-KA
  • START: 07:00 PM
  • END: 10:00 PM
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Held in collaboration with edgy Tokyo-based Einstein Studio, CHI-KA presents the opening of 'New Japan Photo - Issue 3'. Showing for the first time in Dubai, the exhibition features award-winning young Japanese photographers leaving a mark on the contemporary fine art photography scene in Tokyo and beyond. They are recipients of the prestigious Japan Photo Award; currently the largest photography award in Japan, held biannually and involving over 3000 participants. 
 Alongside its kimono fashion retail operation, CHI-KA actively engages with the arts through its program of exhibitions and events, reflecting on the Japanese aesthetic and cultural flavour.

ACTIVITIES TAKING PLACE ALONGSIDE THE EXHIBITION OPENING RECEPTION 



MUSIC PERFORMANCE 

Japanese Drumming Art of Taiko 

by Shoten Dubai Taiko Drummers 

8mins 

Date: 27 January, 2017 

Time: 2:30pm and 7:30pm sharp 

Location: CHI-KA, Alserkal Avenue H69  

Featuring some of the largest and loudest drums in the world, Taiko is the traditional and ancient musical artform from Japan. Thought to have been originally introduced in Japan as early as the 6th century CE, Taiko have been used and played in a wide range of applications ranging from communication, military action, theatrical accompaniment, religious ceremonies, festivals and concert performances. The locally-based drumming ensemble ‘Shoten’ comprises of musicians from a wide variety of musical backgrounds, including African, Middle Eastern, Western, modern percussion and classical music.

DANCE PERFORMANCE 

Contemporary dance 'Time is Passing' 

by Mariko Wada  

3mins  

Date: 27 January, 2017 

Time: 7:35pm sharp   

Location: CHI-KA, Alserkal Avenue H69  

Mariko studied ballet with renowned dancer and teacher A. Egawa in Tokyo, Japan, after which she relocated to Paris to learn contemporary dance. She won 1st prize for Synodales choreography in Sens (France), and danced with The Ariadone Company in Bordeaux (France). Mariko is a certified dance teacher by the French government. In Dubai she teaches contemporary jazz dance and is a member of the of Dubai Dance Academy Group.