The Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games are not only a celebration of sports but also of culture. Tokyo Caravan is one of the official Cultural Olympiad initiatives. Spearheaded by director Hideki Noda, the Tokyo Caravan cultural movement has continued to develop performances based on new and unique forms of expression since it began in 2015. A diverse array of artists across languages, borders and artistic genres are invited to participate, creating a “mingling of cultures” between artists and performers whose paths have mostly never crossed before.
The concept of Tokyo Caravan resonates with dramaturg and Kinoshita Kabuki head Yuichi Kinoshita, who is joining the project for the first time as Leading Artist for “Tokyo Caravan in Kochi.”
No charge, no reservations required
*Viewing space is limited, so spectators will be admitted on a first-come, first-served basis.
*Venue and program subject to change due to weather,
Yuichi Kinoshita, Wataru Kitao (choreographer/dancer/actor/Baobab dance company leader), Kochi Prefectural Office Seicho Yosakoi Club (Yosakoi performance), Capoeira Batuque Japao Kochi (Capoeira), Futarikko Produce (theater performance), Kyoichi Miyata (Gagaku ancient court music), YAMADA-daiko, Ltd. (Yamada Daiko), Masahiro Oishi (actor), Shinji Sawada (actor), Saori Yoneda (dancer), Niina Hashida (actor), Megumi Abe (dancer), Yae Yamamichi (composer)
Kenji Aoki (video), Takuya Ishikawa (photography) and others
To bring the “Tokyo Caravan in Kochi” to a wider audience, the event will be carried live on the official website starting at 17:30 September 16.
Project Coordination Division, Arts Council Tokyo,
Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture