Thursday, November 5, 2009

FOR GAZA FROM KYOTO, Vol. 2: Naked Mozart, Salads in Space, & Oh My Cow & more @ Urbanguild in Kyoto, this Friday, Nov. 6

We're seeing notices for "For Gaza From Kyoto, Vol. 2" all over real Kyoto and virtual Kyoto:

Deep Kyoto linked to a fascinating interview with Sean Roe, creator of the JunKroom: "a multidisciplinary event combining music, dance, video and other visual arts. Originally held literally above the junk room of a recycling shop, the event became popular and is now regularly held in the Kiyamachi club Urban Guild. Sean Roe himself is a one-man multidisciplinary event, combining within himself the roles of performance artist, DJ, photographer, teacher and organizer" and a principal part of “For Gaza," a group that raises awareness and funds for Japan International Volunteer Center's aid for Palestinians.

We also found a notice at this intriguing blog––Liralen42––with a name as mysterious as those of the bands playing at the event.

What does "Liralen" mean? And is 42 a significant or arbitrary number? Why is Mozart naked? Are Salads in Space as healthful as Salads on Earth? What do Butoh-inspired dancers cook? How long have spacemen lived in Kyoto?

From Kyoto For Gaza Vol. 2 @ UrBANGUILD will feature music and politics with guest speakers, films and discussion!

7:00pm until 1:00am (Doors open at 6:30pm)
Advance and student tickets: 1600yen (includes one drink and a raffle ticket)
Door: 1900 yen

Proceeds go to the Japan International Volunteer Center (JVC) whose vision is to "realize a society where all people can live in harmony with each other and with nature" through "Community-based Sustainable Development; Post-Conflict Reconstruction and Reconciliation; Disaster Relief and Reconstruction; and Grass-roots Networking"

JVC's activities in Palestine include "providing nutritional, educational and cultural support for children; addressing problems that threaten peoples' lives such as the separation wall; and exploring the possibility of income generation in an impoverished economic situation. Moreover, we will try to build peace at grassroots level by analyzing and transmitting information through these activities." For more information in English about their activities in Palestine/Occupied Palestinian Territories, click here.


Inouratomoe( Fantastic Klezmer Band that will get your feet tapping)

Naked Mozart (Performance Art Meets Classical Music Improvisations on Violin)

Salads In Space with Yangjah (Improvising Spacemen who cook with a Butoh inspired dancer)
舞踏ダンサーYangjahとインプロ・グループSalads in Space のコラボ

Hanaarashi (Kansai Based Butoh Performance Dance Company)

Oh My Cow (Disco dancing pranksters and noise makers)

The Pumpkins (Folk Rockers)

(Eclectic music selection)

URBANGUILD (tel/fax:075-212-1125)
181-2 Zaimoku-cho, new-Kyoto bldg. 3F,
Kiyamachi Dori, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto

Directions: (Click here for a map):

From Sanjo Dori go down Kiyamachi Dori
(This is the narrow street running alongside Takase stream
Urbanguild is on the east side (left hand side as you walk down from Sanjo) approximately 150 meters. Its on the 3rd floor of New Kyoto Building- access by elevator or stairs.

(Getting Down at FOR GAZA FROM KYOTO, Vol. 1, May 2009 . Photo found at For Gaza Website)

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