“Tokyo Caravan” is a unique cultural movement devised by playwright/director/actor Hideki Noda which has wowed more than 38,000 spectators and visitors in Rio de Janeiro and all over Japan since it started in 2015 in Komazawa, Tokyo.
The pre-event in Toyota, Aichi Prefecture is finally upon us.
Choreographer/dancer Ryohei Kondo, who was the leading artist of “Tokyo Caravan in Kumamoto” in 2017, will share encounters and conduct workshops with local artists, performers and Toyota City residents. Joining him will be a group of musicians and artists, including Takasada Inada on tenor saxophone, Eri Konishi on the piano/accordion, Shuichiro Sakaguchi on trumpet, vocalist and traditional paper cutting artist Chanky Matsumoto, Leo Nanjo on percussion, Ryotaro “Pom” Uto on bass and Kaya Okada on alto saxophone.
The whole of Japan is being connected by these once-in-a-lifetime encounters with “Tokyo Caravan”. We invite you to experience for yourself this “traveling cultural movement”, which will continue up to the Tokyo 2020 Olympics and into the future beyond.
Ryohei Kondo (choreographer/dancer, leader of dance company “Condors”)
Musicians and artists (Takasada Inada on tenor saxophone, Eri Konishi on the piano/accordion, Shuichiro Sakaguchi on trumpet, vocalist and traditional paper cutting artist Chanky Matsumoto, Leo Nanjo on percussion, Ryotaro “Pom” Uto on bass and Kaya Okada on alto saxophone) and more.
*Performers, programs etc. are subject to change due to unavoidable circumstances.
Tokyo Caravan in Toyota pre-event : Call for performers
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Free to attend, no reservation required, unrestricted entry. Anybody may join.
Project Coordination Division, Arts Council Tokyo,
Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture
Pedestrian Deck public space, Toyotashi Station west exit
*In the case of rain the event will be held underneath the Pedestrian Deck public space at the west exit of Toyotashi Station