Milanda de Mont with Mr. Mr. Hitoshi Komuro, Director of Japan Culture, Edogawa Sogo Bunka Centre Tokyo 2001

 

Cultural collaboration Sister Cities, Gosford City, Australia and Edogawa City Tokyo, Japan.

In 2001, on official invitation by Mr. Hitoshi Komuro Japan Director of Culture in Tokyo, Milanda de Mont presented on January 14,  her Performance Art with Dance Company Australia and musician on stage of  Concert Hall at the Edogawa Sogo Bunka Centre in front of Japanese audience. On the request of the Director, she was interviewed by the ‘Yomiuri Shimbun’ Japan’s most highly well known newspaper over 10 million in circulation . 

As part of a Cultural Exchange between the sister cities of Edogawa, Tokyo and the Gosford City in NSW, Milanda de Mont and the Central Dance Company Australia were given a send off by the Mayor of Gosford City at a Civic Reception, in December 2000.

In Tokyo, de Mont received an honoring by the Tokyo Lord Mayor Mr. Tamada. She was “presented Guest Artist” by the Japanese dignitaries at the Official Mayoral Civic Reception Ceremony on 11 January 2001.

The painting ‘Rising of the Sun’ was donated by Milanda de Mont to the citizens of Tokyo, and it is presented at the Edogawa Sogo Bunka Centre.