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Lecture “Modern Circus: The Charms and Possibilities of Expression that Reflect the Times”

Modern circus was born in France in the 1970s as an artistic "new circus" (Nouveau Cirque).It spread mainly in Europe and America, merging with theater and dance, and began to be introduced in Japan in the 1990s.
This time, we will welcome Michiko Tanaka of Setouchi Circus, a leading contemporary circus expert in Japan, and Yosuke Meguro, performer of "Fierce 5", to talk about the modern circus scene in Europe and America, initiatives in Japan, and the creative environment. Let's talk about the differences.

Lecture “Modern Circus: The Charms and Possibilities of Expression that Reflect the Times”
Schedule 12 Month 11 Day (Monday) 19: 30 to 21: 00
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Speakers/panelist: Michiko Tanaka (Setouchi Circus Factory Director)
Yosuke Meguro (juggler, director, "Fierce 5" performer)
Venue Setagaya Public Theater Rehearsal Hall
Target Those interested in modern circus
Capacity About 20 people (first-come-first-served basis)
Entry fee Free
Contact Setagaya Public Theater Circus lecturer
03-5432-1526

Overview

Modern circus was born in France in the 1970s as an artistic "new circus" (Nouveau Cirque).It spread mainly in Europe and America, merging with theater and dance, and began to be introduced in Japan in the 1990s.Nowadays, it continues to evolve as a platform that accepts free ideas without being bound by any genre or conventional framework.
In addition to its role as a performing arts, circus is also attracting attention as a means of solving social problems such as poverty, disability, and gender gaps, and ``social circus,'' which utilizes circus methods and techniques, is spreading worldwide.

This time, we will be inviting Ms. Michiko Tanaka of Setouchi Circus, a leading authority on modern circus in Japan, to talk about the modern circus scene in Europe and the United States and her efforts in Japan.
We would also like to touch on the differences in creative environments with Yosuke Meguro, a performer in the France x Japan contemporary circus exchange project "Fierce 10," which was performed at the Setagaya Public Theater in October.

Program details

Schedule 12 Month 11 Day (Monday) 19: 30 to 21: 00
Message Lecture “Modern Circus: The Charms and Possibilities of Expression that Reflect the Times”
Speakers/panelist: Michiko Tanaka (Setouchi Circus Factory Director)
Yosuke Meguro (juggler, director, "Fierce 5" performer)
Venue Setagaya Public Theater Rehearsal Hall
Target Those interested in modern circus
Capacity About 20 people (first-come-first-served basis)
Entry fee Free

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How to apply

Please apply from the application form.

*From December 2023, 12 to February 10, 2024, the elevator to the rehearsal hall floor will be unavailable due to renovation work.Please note that you will be using the stairs a lot.
If you have difficulty using the stairs, please let us know in advance in the comments section.

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12 Month 11 Day (Monday) 19: 30 to 21: 00

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Speaker profile

Michiko Tanaka

Representative Director of Setouchi Circus Factory
modern circus director
Born in Hokkaido.In 2004, when she was working in the business department of a newspaper company, she was involved in the invitation of a French contemporary circus, and was shocked by the way of life of circus artists who "survive with their bodies alone."A few years later, he retired and went to France to become a professional producer. In 2009, he published his first contemporary circus book in Japan, "Circus ni Aitai -French Circus that Became Art-".She is in charge of performing arts for the Echigo-Tsumari Earth Art Festival, Setouchi Triennale 2010. In 2011, the activities of "Setouchi Circus Factory" began, and in 2014, it became a general incorporated association.Based in Kagawa, he creates and presents works nationwide, and also works on human resource development.

 

Yousuke Meguro

Juggler, director. He started juggling at the age of 14, and since the age of 17 he has been performing in street performances, festivals, stages, and live houses. In 2008, he formed the juggling and music group ``Nagame Kurashitsu'' with himself as the main player, and is responsible for directing and composing almost all of the performances. Since 2013, he has also been active as a unit ``Utsushiomi'' with aerial artist Manami Hasegawa.His external appearances include ``Twelfth Night'' and ``Aerial Cabaret,'' directed by Kazumi Kushida.As a rare contemporary circus director in Japan, he has also directed performances related to Setouchi Circus Factory's ``100 Year Circus'' and ``naimono,'' and Setagaya Public Theater's ``Goku: The Beginning of Adventure.''
He has appeared in the France x Japan contemporary circus exchange project "Fierce 10", which was performed in October of this year, since its premiere in 5.

Organized by

Setagaya Arts Foundation

Planning/Production

Setagaya Public Theatre

Sponsorship

Setagaya

 

Contact

Setagaya Public Theater Circus lecturer

TEL. 03-5432-1526

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