Festival Report フェスティバル レポート 2015
A world-champion juggler originally from Shizuoka, Mochizuki is glad to be back at his favorite juggling festival, the Daidogei World Cup in Shizuoka. This year he has come up with a special routine just for the festival.
Mochizuki traced the history of the diabolo in Japan back to the Muromachi era in the 14th Century. Before that time the diabolo was limited to the aristocracy, but it wasn't too long before it found its way out onto the street, and was taken up by street performers of the day.
Mochizuki merges this history into a sublime performance of diabolo and tap dance. The crowd picks up the rhythm of the beat and joins in, bringing the dance and diabolo to fever pitch.
During the night version of this performance, images of the performance mixed in with historical texts featuring the diabolo are projected on a screen placed behind him. It is a faultless performance of a truly original production.
This is something that has been created especially for Shizuoka, so don't miss your chance to see this incredible piece!
2015/11/01 09:00 PM