's latest, "Last Dance"
, starts with a shot of TEPCO corporate headquarters. Also making apperances are the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI), anti-nuclear protesters outside METI, and the Ministry of Finance. [more inside]
Dance of Darkness
) is a documentary about the Japanese art form, Butoh
. (Video links are generally NSFW:Nudity) [more inside]
Japanese beatboxer Hikakin collaborates
with American dancer Nonstop. [Previously
Wrecking Crew Orchestra (original Japanese site)
are a young dance crew from Japan. Last week, they put on a light-synchronized performance in electroluminescent suits
that has to be seen to be believed.
What is Pink Lady
? In Japan they are remembered for a string of pop hits in the 70s, but Americans might remember them either from their disco single "Kiss In The Dark
" or from an attempt to sell them to the US market in 1980 via a short-lived NBC variety show Pink Lady & Jeff
) with comedian Jeff Altman.
). The show featured their Japanese hits, UFO
(a bit more rock and roll
), and SOS
along with US hits like Boogie Wonderland
, McArthur Park
and the occasional guest star.
) Also, Roy Orbison
Sadly, the show failed to break out and the two returned to Japan for a series of farewell concerts and retrospectives. Much, much more available at this charmingly retro, utterly exhaustive fan site devoted to them.
Or just read the recaps. [more inside]
This fun Japanese contact juggler's
clip is proving popular lately, but he is not the first Japanese practitioner of the art to surface online. Here are several more highly entertaining Japanese contact juggler clips worth watching: one
(starts about 1:06), three
. (all via the highly entertaining Ministry of Manipulation's blog
). [more inside]
In retrospect I have seen a glimpse of it before, in Baraka
to images, in the middle of the second row). I had forgotten this. I had
read about it before too and smugly thought I knew about it then. When
I saw it live for the first time I realized I didn't know anything at
all about it. And now that I've seen it, now that it feels like I know
it, it still feels like I don't know anything about it.
Unfortunately there's only so much that can be said about anything. You
have to experience it, and even then it has to touch you or resonate
with you in some way before it really means anything to you. All I can
say is that I saw something last weekend that touched me and resonated
very strongly with me. And
that I or
you what that was,
give you what was given to me.