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Tokyo Caravan in Hachioji

Tokyo Caravan comes to Hachioji! A lively two-day encounter with dance from all eras and places and artists/creators

“Tokyo Caravan” began in 2015 as part of Tokyo Metropolitan Government’s Leading Project, which serves as the lead-in to the Cultural Program of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Devised by playwright, director and actor Hideki Noda under the concept of engendering new forms of expression through the mingling of cultures produced by encounters between a diverse array of artists, this Japan-wide initiative sees artists engaging in performances that transcend their respective genres.

Participating artists and creators

[Participating artists]
Hideki Noda, Ryohei Kondo, Uran Hirosaki, Ryukyu buyo, Takahashigumi of Sendai Suzume Odori, Haiya Dance, Hachioji Geisha, Harajuku Strangers (R&R. Rockabilly dance performance team), Yu Okamoto (TABATHA) & Para Para dancers, “Tokyo Caravan” Ensemble, Hachioji Nigiyakashi Squad and others
Dances of Sendai, Okinawa and Kumamoto, dances from the 50s to the present (Rockabilly, Para Para, Juliana and more)
[Participating creators]
Katsuhiko Hibino (set design), SANDWICH | Shun Kimura (art), Kozue Hibino (costume), Kenji Aoki (video, drone), Yoshikazu Inoue (photograph, cardboard mask)

*Performers, programs etc. are subject to change without prior notice.


Public workshops
14:00 — 17:00 Saturday, September 9 2017 (open to the public)

Participatory performances
11:00 — 12:30, 14:00 — 17:00 Sunday, September 10 2017 (open to the public, audience may freely participate)
*Free to attend, no reservation required, unrestricted entry. Anybody may join.

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Project Coordination Division, Arts Council Tokyo,
Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture


Special venue in the vicinity of Hachioji station (formerly the Hachioji branch of the Tokyo Metropolitan Industrial Technology Research Institute)



Organized by
Tokyo Metropolitan Government, Arts Council Tokyo (Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture)
Cooperated by
Hachioji City, Hachioji College Community & Culture Fureai Foundation