The first full-length ballet by the late Sir Kenneth MacMillan (1929–93)—one of Britain’s most influential choreographers—returns to Tokyo. This beautiful interpretation of the greatest love story ever told features National Ballet of Japan dancers and the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra, led by British conductor Martin Yates.
PHOTO: TAKASHI SHIKAMA
During the Meiji Period, British artists such as Alfred Parsons visited Japan and were moved to depict the country through watercolours. This, in turn, inspired Japanese artists. In celebration of this shared history, 350 pieces from the time are being displayed at the Fuchu Art Museum. The exhibit promises to give viewers a window into what the Meiji Period looked like.
ARTWORK: MORTIMER MENPES, LITTLE MOTHER, FUCHU ART MUSEUM
Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon star as fictionalised versions of themselves as they journey on a road trip through Spain in this British comedy by Michael Winterbottom. This is the third instalment featuring the duo, following The Trip and The Trip to Italy.
This beautiful exhibition displays 60 works from the renowned London Courtauld Gallery and showcases masterpieces by artists such as Manet, Renoir and Gauguin. After Tokyo, the collection will move to the Aichi Prefectural Museum of Art (3 January–15 March) and the Kobe City Museum (28 March–21 June).
PHOTO: ÉDOUARD MANET, A BAR AT THE FOLIES-BERGÈRE, 1882
© COURTAULD GALLERY (THE SAMUEL COURTAULD TRUST)
Leading up to the December release of The Rise of Skywalker, starring British actors Daisy Ridley and John Boyega, this exhibition from a galaxy far, far away features Star Wars characters, models and interactive content from the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art.
A prominent 19th century designer, poet, social activist and leading figure in the British Arts and Crafts Movement, Morris revolutionised decorative art and textile design. This showcase will present books published by his famous Kelmscott Press.
Showcasing contemporary artwork, this exhibition features sound installations from two British artists: Oliver Beer and Susan Philipsz OBE. Best known for capturing sounds from objects and architecture, Beer’s original techniques allow for a fresh perspective to listening. Recipient of the 2012 Turner Prize for visual arts, Philipsz uses spaces, narratives and sounds to create interactive installations around the globe.
DEVILS (DETAIL), 2017. © OLIVER BEER. PHOTO BY STEPHEN WHITE. COLLECTION OF MUSEUM VOORLINDEN. IMAGE COURTESY OF THE ARTIST AND GALERIE THADDAEUS ROPAC.