In the first of a series of faculty/student interviews, iCLA Music professor Alexander Sigman and exchange student Sam Sernavski (Aalborg University/Denmark) discuss how studying and engaging in music can lead to a fulfilling life and career. Filmed at Sakuraza, a long-standing venue in downtown Kofu presenting a diverse array of musical performances, the video also… Continue reading iCLA faculty/student interview video #1: What can you do with music…and what can music do for you?
by John Cheung In iCLA, not only academics are important to students. Experiencing Japanese culture is also an indispensable component of their education. iCLA offers a variety of hands-on workshops, including one in the modern martial art Judo (柔道). In 1882, Judo was created as a form of physical, mental, and moral pedagogy in Japan. The coach… Continue reading Judo (柔道) at iCLA
by Chloe Ramirez Semesters later, students and professors alike still bring to light the amazing work done by Donna Rey, a Visual Communication student from the University of the Philippines, Diliman. On her semester abroad at iCLA, she was able to come up with a beautiful collection of videos and photos for the world… Continue reading Donna: The Art of a Cineaste
iCLA's very own dance professor Kei Takei was recently profiled and interviewed in the New York Times. She will be appearing with her Moving Earth Orient Sphere company on the Lumberyard in the City Winter Festival in New York on January 25th. The NYT article can be read below and here: kei_takei_nyt_article_24jan2018 (pdf) https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/23/arts/dance/kei-takei-lumberyard-festival.html
by John Cheung https://youtu.be/EWptn_4Tk5I Noh (能) has been performed since the 14th century, it is a ancient form of classical Japanese drama and the demonstration of ultimate refinement of beauty, expression and dramatic speech on stage. Noh actor and iCLA lecturer Hiroyasu Sato has been engaging in the promotion of understanding and appreciation of the… Continue reading Introduction to the world of Noh theater (能)