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Dance New Air

A dance festival held once every two years. Ten days filling Aoyama with dancing!

 This installment of Dance New Air is the seventh counting from the festival’s launch as Dance Biennale Tokyo in 2002. It will be staged mainly at Spiral Hall and at the Tokyo Women’s Plaza as a new venue. It will feature six dance works that have a strong linkage with music and words, and an exhibition held as a tie-up program at Spiral Garden. The assortment of programs will be even more diverse than in the 2014 edition, and encompass the screening of dance films at Theatre Image Forum, a book fair at the main store of AOYAMA BOOK CENTER, dance performances at the exhibition site, and a showcase of Japanese artists directed to overseas presenters at DDD AOYAMA CROSS THEATER.
 Dancing and enjoyment of dance are rooted deeply in our bodies and have been transmitted down through the ages from ancient times as part of our DNA. The festival name “Dance New Air” (DNA) expresses our strong desire to carry this DNA on, far into the future.
 One of the many dance genres, contemporary dance is characterized by free bodily expression and holds many possibilities. Nevertheless, the circle of people who understand and savor its artistry, depth, and appeal is still limited. Life can be greatly enriched by developing an appreciation of the arts and injecting this experience back into one’s own everyday world. Dance New Air plays the role of an entrance whose door is flung wide open to all for their first encounter with contemporary dance. We have continued to hold this festival once every two years with the aspiration of having it serve as an event for firsthand experience of culture and the arts by people of all generations and nurturing the development of highly sensitive powers of creativity and communication.

Discover the present and future of dance in Aoyama, where art meets everyday life!

Dance Nippon Associates
SPIRAL/Wacoal Art Center
Dance New Air Executive Committee

 

Duration
10 days from October 1st (sat.) through October 10th (mon./national holiday)
Venues
Spiral Hall, Tokyo Women’s Plaza, Theatre Image Forum, Aoyama Book Center main store, Spiral Garden,
DDD AOYAMA CROSS THEATER, studio ARCHITANZ
Organizers
Dance Nippon Associates, Spiral / Wacoal Art Center Co., Ltd., Dance New Air Executive Committee
Co-Organizers
FY2016 Minato Cooperation Project for Cultural Program, Daguerreo Press, Inc. (Theatre Image Forum),
Institut français du Japon – Tokyo
Funding
Arts Council Tokyo (Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture), Stichting Ammodo,
Institut français, Fonds Podiumkunsten, Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic
Sponsorship
NCD Co., Ltd., Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Kawai Musical Instruments Mfg. Co., Ltd,
THE BODY RIDE Co., Ltd., Shiseido Company, Limited, CZECH CENTRE TOKYO, Ltd.,
TOKYU STAY Service Co., Ltd., Toyota Motor Corporation, Nestlé Nespresso K.K., minä perhonen, MASUMI
Cooperation
Artek, EU-Japan Fest Japan Committee, NPO Kaibunsha, realpublicestate,
Flux inc. (DDD AOYAMA CROSS THEATER), studio ARCHITANZ, PIERRE HERMÉ PARIS,
Brass Media Corporation (Aoyama Book Center)
Joint Invitation
21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, Aichi Prefectural Arts Theater, Chino City Museum of Art, National Taichung Theater (Taiwan)
Tie-Up
International Dance Network, Shuta Hasunuma Exhibition Exective Committee,
Dance Nursery School !! Executive Committee
Partnership
Setagaya Public Theatre, Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre, Matsumoto Performing Arts Centre,
Kitakyushu Performing Arts Center, JunJunScience, Edamitsu machinaka art Festival, Nonaka Mariko Office,
Aichi Triennale 2016, Saitama Triennale 2016, Festival/Tokyo 16
Support
Embassy of Israel in Japan, Istituto Italiano di Cultura di Tokyo, Embassy of the Czech Republic,
Ambassade de France – Institut français du Japon, Japan Dance Forum (JaDaFo)
Advisory Board
Tatsuro Ishii (Dance Critic / Emeritus Professor of Keio University / Adjunct Lecturer of Aichi Prefectural University of Arts)
Ryoichi Enomoto (Director of ATAMATOTE International / Visiting professor at Kyoto University of Art and Design / Project Professor at Taisho University)
Shigeto Nuki (Dance Critic / Professor at Senshu University, School of Letters)
Takao Norikoshi (Writer, Dance Critic / Director of JAPAN DANCE PLUG Co., Ltd.)
Atsuko Hisano (Program Director, The Saison Foundation)

Dance Nippon Associates

 Dance Nippon Associates was established in May 2015 by the executive committee, which has been the organizer of the festivals Dance Biennale Tokyo, Dance Triennale Tokyo, and Dance New Air held in Tokyo’s Aoyama district since 2002. In parallel with the Dance New Air project held once every two years, it holds other dance- and art-related projects.

 

STAFF
Chief Producer
Maki Miyakubo
Producers
Kumi Hiraoka, Koyo Yamashita, Shinji Ono, Hiroyuki Kobayashi (Spiral)
Production staffs
Chizuru Matsumoto, Mai Takizawa, Yurika Kuremiya, Satoshi Hashiguchi (Spiral)
Ticket Administration
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Support staffs
Minori Imahori, Satsuki Endo, Ikumi Tanahashi, Saori Hara, Karin Fukumi, Cheng Yufen
Publicity Design
Hirohisa Ota(golzopocci)
Website Construction
Masahiro Ohsuka
Translation
James Koetting, Kana Inamura
SNS Translation
Yurika Kuremiya, Sua Yoo, Yao Ting
Technical Coordination
Yoshiko Haraguchi
Stage Management
Masaya Natsume [CORRECTION], Satoshi Ono [HAKANAÏ],
Takashi Kawachi [Outdoor performance, Dance & Music at Hasunuma’s exhibition]
Assistant Stage Management
Satoshi Ono, Taisuke Kitamura, Tomomi Torikai [Dance ZANMAI program],
Dai Matsuoka [La Mode]
Lighting Coordination
Kazuko Tanaka (Spiral Hall), Nami Nakayama [HAKANAÏ]
Sound Coordination
Atsushi Ukioka (Spiral Hall), Akino Hayashi [HAKANAÏ]
Wardrobe
Yuri Ito [CORRECTION、La Mode], Mika Tominaga [La Mode], Emi Saito [HAKANAÏ]
Technical Interpretation
Nami Nakayama
Photography
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