This project comprised workshops with live music at employment support centers, and an on-stage presentation, ‘The Story of Our Planet Exploration.’
Focusing on people with special needs and young people attending employment support centers, the aim of the project was to transform dance into a daily pleasure and help participants develop dance into a way to find purpose in their lives. Workshops were held at a total of 13 locations, with a total of 281 participants. The workshop presentation was performed by not only workshop participants but users and staff of the organization’s after-school day service, totaling 23 people ranging from elementary school students to those in their 50s. Dancer and choreographer Rie Kato acted as workshop facilitator and took charge of presentation choreography and direction. Music was performed by Naoko Imamura (piano), Sho Hatsukano (percussion), and Koichi Kameo (piano, percussion).
Specified Non-Profit Organization One step Music Studio
An organization that engages in exchange and public awareness initiatives through music and dance. It operates support programs for child development as well as the after-school day service One Step Club, where children with special needs spend time with instructors who are musicians and dancers.
It also sends out musicians and dancers with knowledge of disabilities to concerts and dance workshops.
Child Care-worker, Dancer
Specified Nonprofit Corporation One step Music Studio
4-6-15, Tsurumaki, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo 154-0016
Workshop: Welfare facilities for persons with disabilities in Setagaya
Performance: Setagaya Art Museum Auditorium, Setagaya City, Tokyo