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2020.11/21sat. 11/25wed.

Ritsurin Garden 2020 Nouveau Cirque Japon Ritsurin Park Autumn Illumination and a Special Event

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Nouveau Cirque Japon

Nouveau Cirque Japon

Amazing Contemporary Circus and Japanese Drum Performance Collaboration at National Treasure Ritsurin Garden!

Enjoy the art of contemporary circus with an amazing performance that resonates with the heartbeat of Japanese drums and the mesmerizing physical beauty that dances in the air.

Outline

Event name Event name: Nouveau Cirque Japon at Ritsurin Garden
Performance 1st Performance:17:15 - 18:15 (Doors open at 16:30) Welcome drink & Sanuki Lion Dance Performance
2nd Performance:19:45 - 20:45 (Doors open at 19:00) Welcome drink & Sanuki Lion Dance Performance
※On November 22nd & 24th, there will be only one performance starting at 7:00pm.
Price 5,800 yen with 1 drink, Ritsurin Park entrance fee and tax included
* The price is the same for both adults and children. However, it is free for infants under 2 years old who sit on the lap of an adult and do not require a seat.
Venue Special scenic spot - Ritsurin Garden North Building
Starring Mariko Kakizaki (Dance), Kodo featuring Mizuki Shinagawa and Aki Yoshida(Drums), Aimi Hasegawa (Aerial Performance)
Director Hanabi Uwanosora. (to R mansion)
Circus planning and production Setouchi Circus Factory
Sponsor Nouveau Cirque Japon (NCJ) Promotion Council
Co-sponsor Ritsurin Park Publicity & Promotion Committee
Cooperation Kagawa University Faculty of Economics / Student Challenge Project "TERASU"
nquiries JTB Takamatsu Branch Co., Ltd. Phone: 087-822-0033 (Monday - Friday: 9:30 to 17:30)
* Currently, we are closed on Wednesdays.

* Nouveau Cirque Japon means "Modern Circus of Japan"
* Special Place of Scenic Beauty Ritsuin Park was selected as it received the highest three star rating in the French travel guidebook "Michelin Green Guide Japon" in 2009. In addition, it was rated as number one in the Park category of the “2020 Observatory & Park Rankings Popular with Japanese People" by Trip Adviser.

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Artist Biographies

Contemporary dance

Contemporary dance

Mariko Kakizaki
Mariko Kakizaki

Born in Kagawa prefecture, Mariko has performed rhythmic gymnastics since childhood and was introduced to modern dance after entering the University of Tsukuba. In 2011, she received a gold medal at the Korean International Modern Dance Competition (KIMDC). In 2012, she joined the Israeli dance company Batsheva Dance Company. She received the 2013 Kagawa Prefectural Cultural New Artist Award and became a Kagawa Prefectural Ambassador. In 2014, she choreographed works for the Jerusalem International Dance Week competition. In 2015, she joined the L-E-V Sharon Eyal | Gai Behar Dance Company and performed throughout the world. She has toured and held workshops around the world. She appeared in Paris Collection (Dior 2019) and was awarded the Japan Dance Forum Award in 2020.

Contemporary dance

品川 瑞木

Mizuki Shinagawa

Mizuki Shinagawa

Mizuki was born in Tokyo in 1997. In her childhood, she saw the Japanese anime film Kaleido Star and discovered the magic of circus. Mizuki began performing aerial arts in 2011 and she set her mind to study circus arts abroad for her higher educations. Since the beginning of 2015, Mizuki studied aerial tissues (also known as aerial silks) at École Nationale de Cirque Montreal, a circus school in Montreal, Canada and received an offer from the much revered Cirque du Soleil before her graduation. Not limited to the world of the circus, Mizuki has expanded her clientele including a wide variety of entertainment shows and promotions. In 2019, Mizuki won the first bronze medal ever to be awarded to an aerial artist at the prestigious Cirque de Demain Circus World Tournament in France. Currently, Mizuki works on a freelance basis with offers from all over the world to perform in large scale live events, including Cirque de Soleil, Cirque Éloize, and the 7 Fingers collective.

Aki Yoshida

Aki Yoshida

Aki Yoshida

Aki moved to Kagawa prefecture in 2019. From early childhood to college graduation, she dedicated her life to gymnastics, and subsequently entered the world of entertainment. She has mastered a wide variety of approaches for expressing her art including dance and theater with aerial performances. She has engaged in a wide variety of activities including live performances with domestic and foreign artists such as Ayumi Hamasaki and Hiromi Go. She has performed at the Japan National Cultural Festival, International Expo Aichi, Theaters, Bunraku stages, Television, commercials, music videos and Brand Parties. Additionally, she has performed in the La Vigne France Tour, Finland x Japan Exchange Project in Finland and as a MGM Cotai Resident Aerial Artist. She is a Cirque du Soleil Artist Bank registered artist and is an active instructor, choreographer and artist.

Aimi Hasegawa

Aimi Hasegawa

Aimi Hasegawa

Born in Kagawa prefecture, from a young age Aimi studied rhythmic gymnastics (Angel RG Kagawa Nicchu) and classical ballet. After retiring from rhythmic gymnastics, she studied classical ballet and completed a short-term training program at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Lyon (CNSMDL) in France. After returning to Japan, she studied at Aerial Art Dance Project (AADP), a studio specializing in aerial performance, and was a member of the fifth graduating class. As a circus artist, she performs in a wide range of settings including stage performances, concerts, theme parks and street performance festivals in Japan and abroad. She is also a member of Utsushiomi with juggler Yosuke Meguro and the Nagamekurasitsu contemporary circus company established by Yosuke Meguro. She is a Cirque du Soleil Artist Bank registered artist.

Drum

Kodo

Kodo

Kodo

Taiko performing group “Kodo" from Sado Island, Niigata Prefecture, finds endless possibilities in traditional musical performing arts centered on taiko drums, but with modern interpretations. They debuted at the Berlin Art Festival in 1981 and will celebrate their 40th anniversary in 2021. In addition to stage performances, they also perform at schools and co-star with exceptional artists from different genres. This time, Kenta Nakagome, who performs with enormous drums, Yuta Sumiyoshi, who is from Kagawa prefecture and plays both taiko drums and the fue (Japanese flute), in addition to creating new compositions, and Shun Takuma, who represents the next generation of taiko performers, will participate. https://www.kodo.or.jp/en/about_en

Shishimai(Lion Dance)

Shishimai  (Lion Dance)

In Kagawa prefecture, lion dances are popular, with around 800 active teams, which is the largest number for all prefectures in Japan. Every autumn, lion dances are dedicated to shrines around the world to pray for bountiful harvests, and it is a Kagawa tradition that the lion dances expressively to the sounds of drums and Japanese kane bells.

Terasu

Kagawa University Faculty of Economics
Student Challenge Project "TERASU"

Terasu

In collaboration with "TERASU", which is active in events and workshops designed to "illuminate the charms of Kagawa" with Sanuki lanterns, a traditional craft of Kagawa prefecture, known for creating an amazing world of light.

Venue

Special Place of Scenic Beauty Ritsurin Garden Commerce and Industry Promotion Hall North Building

Special Place of Scenic Beauty Ritsurin Garden Commerce and Industry Promotion Hall North Building

Special Place of Scenic Beauty Ritsurin Garden Commerce and Industry Promotion Hall North Building

Ritsurin Park is designated as both a Special Place of Scenic Beauty and a National Treasure of Japan. The Commerce and Industry Promotion Hall stands majestically in the center of the famous garden. Originally, the Kagawa Prefectural Museum was built on the site of the Hinoki palace, a villa of the former feudal lord, in 1891.
With a symmetrical modern architectural design by Imperial Household Artist, Heizaemon Ito, it can be said to be the origin of modernist art in Kagawa prefecture. In the Taisho era, the name was changed to "Kagawa Prefectural Merchandise Display Office" and "Showa Commerce and Industry Promotion Hall" with the onset of the Showa era.
For more than 100 years it has served as a base for disseminating information on culture, art and industry in Kagawa prefecture during the Meiji, Taisho, Showa, Heisei, and now, Reiwa eras. The 2015 Heisei Great Renovation created a sophisticated reception hall and cafe consistent with world-class cultural facilities, with the "Sanuki Reception Hall" representing new and continuing efforts to pass on the value now, and into, the future.

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Requests of patrons

_ Please check your physical condition before coming to the venue. The following individuals are kindly requested to refrain from attending a performance:

._ Those who have a fever of 37.5 degrees Celsius or higher. (Please check your temperature before coming to the venue.)
_ Those who have had a medical examination or have taken medication due to cold or fever symptoms within the past 2 weeks.
_ Those who have a cough, breathing difficulties, fatigue, sore throat, runny nose / nasal congestion or changes to their senses of smell or taste.

_Those who are experiencing eye pain or redness, conjunctivitis, headaches, joint / muscle pain, nausea, diarrhea, vomiting, etc.

_ Those who have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive for the Covid-19 virus.

_Those who have a history of visits to countries / regions that require entry restrictions by the Japanese government, a quarantine period after entry or anyone who has been in close contact with individuals under these restrictions in the last two weeks.

Those who do not attend due the above conditions in an effort to stop the spread of infection, will have the price of their tickets refunded.

Cancellation: If you wish to cancel attending a performance, please be sure to contact the Nouveau Cirque Japon (NCJ) Promotion Council in advance.
_ Please disinfect your hands with alcohol at the Ritsurin Garden ticket office, Ritsurin Garden parking lot, Commerce and Industry Promotion Hall entrance, event venue reception, venue entrance, inside the venue and restrooms. The event staff will request you to sanitize your hands when you arrive at the venue.
_ Please wear a face mask and follow appropriate cough etiquette. People who are not wearing masks will not be allowed to enter.
_ During the performance, please refrain from conversing or having physical contact with others while in your seat, foyer, etc. If other people pass in front of your seat when you are seated, please avoid any physical contact.
_ Please refrain from cheering for the performers on the stage (for example, yelling メBravoモ). Only hand-clapping is permitted.
_ Please refrain from waiting for the performers to enter or leave.
_ In all locations, including when arriving, entering the venue and restrooms, always maintain a social distance of at least 1 meter.

Infection prevention measures

〇 A thermal camera will be used to measure body temperature. Depending on the result, you may be asked to have your temperature taken again. Please note that individuals with a temperature of 37.5 degrees or higher will not be allowed to enter.
〇 Increased ventilation. The north and south doors of the Commerce and Industry Promotion Hall (North Building) will be fully opened, and the east and west doors will also be opened except during performances to maximize the level of ventilation.
○ We will arrange the seating and limit the number of people attending a performance to ensure appropriate social distancing.
〇 No coat check service will be available. Please minimize what you bring to the performance.
〇 Enhanced sanitization: There will be enhanced sanitization with antiseptic solutions, etc., especially for places that people touch, such as doors and handrails.
〇 No gifts will be accepted for performers (including bouquets, letters, etc.).
〇 The reception staff will wear face masks or shields.
〇 The performers and venue staff rigorously maintain health and hygiene protocols including daily temperature measurement.

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