Festival Report フェスティバル レポート 2017
An astronaut is walking without gravity, or he might be an alien from outer space?
Anyway, he finally came to Shizuoka.
Today, he performed in front of the Shin-Shizuoka Cenova Building where there were many families.
An astronaut is a dream job of many children, so he got their attention immediately.
Astronaut needs some money to continue his journey.
Children made a line to greet him.
As they throw money one by one, he flied, floating everytime as if he had been zero gravity .
Even seniors were moved, and made the line longer and longer.
What makes him go somewhere? Maybe a hint is in the display on his breast. It repeatedly shows KIRIN and DAIDOGEI typography. He may be exploring some place where nobody knows about KIRIN and DAIDOGEI.
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The man on the stage was in a 'hakama' costume.
He took a sword from his belt.
No, it was not a sword!
It was a sword-balloon!
Those sword-like balloons were twisted and merged to become flowers, dolls and birds.
This time, Syan's balloon-art pieces had Asian twist: a guardian lion mask for a 'shishimai' lion dance, a heavenly maiden and phoenix.
Syan started this Japanese-style performance in 2013, applying his knowledge of Japanese 'nou' art in his movements.
"I make the story for my performance first, then create balloon pieces as a tool for the story", he said.
Please enjoy his ever-expanding art of ballon. (nk)
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He is the young world champion of juggling. He first came to Japan at the age of 17, and this time marks
his 11th visit to Japan. He can handle 7 balls as juggler, which is the current world record.
We asked him about whether his costume was influenced by ninja or devil king attire, and he replied that it was a combination of shaman and a bit of magician, but it is not a Halloween costume he said with a smile. He did a one hand cartwheel while holding one of his juggling balls, showing that he is really an acrobatic and friendly shaman.
His parents were both performers of the circus , so he entered this field naturally when he was 7 years old.
When he was 12 years old, he started performing by himself. And in the same year, he won the title of the U-18 juggling championship in Russia. After he got the title , he became the winner at many competitions in the world.
It is really fantastic to see seven balls flying in the air.
Last year he came to Japan as a member of the Bolshoi Circus, so he is very skillful at communicating with the audience. He said that he went to many places in the world and Japan is the best place.
And he said especially he respected the people of Shizuoka.
I quite understood the reason why he has come to Japan 11 times.
( Fumisan )
2017/11/04 11:53 AM
Maybe,Do men from Ukraine have strong muscles?
If you thought that it, you are familiar with this world cup! However, "Comic Trio Equivokee" is different a little.
Equivokee means "Joke", so their performance makes audiences laugh for after thinking a little!
From now on, we will introduce about Comic Trio Equivokee. "Georgii" , "Dmyma" and "Yuriy" in group meets at circus school
in 2001. After it, they have practiced together for 16 years. This group doesn't have the leader and charge of
performance, so they always think together. And then, reaction by audiences at stage is more important than training for
In this year, they aim "being champion" in world cup. Let's look performance by forward laughing and muscles!!
We are so sorry, we don't post pictures to keep secret!
2017/11/04 10:30 AM
He picks up a lady from the audience, drinks wine together, and gives roses.The scenery is like a movie.
Most of Japanese women don't get accustomed to be treated like this, and adore such a romantic situation.
His romantic and comical performance fascinates not only the lady, but also whole of the stage,
even though he feels Japanese audience are basically shy, different from European.
"I had played juggling before and showed technique, but I wanted to connect with the audience more, so I changed my performance style.
I decided to put "love" as main theme, because it's universal so I can perform everywhere I go."
Mr. Mustache is connected with the worldwide audience by "love".
"This is my first time in Japan, much more organized as I imagined before. If I will have an opportunity to perform in Japan,
I make some changes based on this experience to attract Japanese audience much more."
We cannot wait for that he will be back.
2017/11/04 10:29 AM
As you know well in DAIDOGEI world cup in Shizuoka, Kebo and Chris who are the champion in Japan cup came back to Shizuoka in this year!
Universal Entertainments are enjoyed by kindergarden's children to aged people. You'll think that "Movements and expressions are universal?"
These are so excited, even if time is passaged!!
Performance have magic, juggling and comedies, but expression by face is also impressive not only them. If you copy their expressionby face, you'll be fine
more and your face will be beautiful probably. Ley's watch stage by FUNNY BONES to be fine more!
Truth be told, we want to post pictures, but we don't post to keep secret!
Next their stage in November 4th is at S-Pulse Dream Plaza. Let's enjoy their stage while feeling sea breeze!
2017/11/04 10:02 AM
Sons Company is consited of 2 Swedish artists, Einar Kling-Odencrants and Anton Graaf. Einar has a background of sking and gymnastics, and Anton has also a background of sking. The duo met in a circus school in Stockholm and has been working together since 8 years ago. The duo chose to use teeterboard for their performance because it shares the same quality as sking but it is more extreme. Performing on teeterboard is not only extreme but also it requires the preciseness of landing on the same spot.
This is the second time Sons Company has participated in Daidogei World Cup in Shizuoka. According to the duo, they are having fun and enjoying people and culture of Japan. The duo also enjoys the direct feedback they get from the audience.
The duo started their act to receive attention, but that soon become only a part of the reason. Now they do it not only because their hobby has become their job, but also for the ability to make new acts for their audience. When they have an idea, they practice in small parts first. After they perfect the small parts, they put it together. Even those process is enjoyable for the duo, and that's how they create this incredible teeterboard act.
I got to talk to fans who also came to see the last performance 2 years ago. According to them, their performance became even better than last time. Go check out this continuously improving duo's performance!
Check out their website:
2017/11/04 09:59 AM
La Malette (Italy) is a solo street performer, but he has many musical animal friends! An owl joins La Malette first, and he starts to play the Blues.
No, wait! Is that a little frog that can play the harmonica? A racoon joins in, adding a steady beat to the tune and the music is so infectious that a little mouse wants to join in and dance!
La Malette's street performance only lasts as long as the music plays, but during that time both adults and children will be transported into his charming little music world.
2017/11/03 06:34 PM
"I have been charmed by his characteristics.
He demonstrates his vision of the world through his performance.
There are only a few performers who can do that", said one of his fans.
He is not a mere stand-up comedian.
His words can be expressed as an art which enchants the audience with happiness.
His performance includes acts such as magic, balloon-art making, and cigar boxing.
He is having a live-show in Shizuoka in February.
If you miss his performance this time, you still have a chance to enjoy his show.
For further information, click↓
2017/11/03 05:42 PM
Mawarimichi bring you the juggling skills of Power ( Hokkaido) and magic talents of Tokyo Tomo (Toyama).The two met whilst in university and have been performing together since 2010. However the 2017 Shizuoka Daidogei, is the first time for this fringe duo to take part in street performance. This year they brought magic, comedy and juggling from a repetoire that they have been building for the last seven years, the newest act only having a practice time of three months.
The new challenge for Mawarimichi performing outside is that their performance can be seen from all angles, yet they use this to their advantage, bringing a new dynamic to their acts such as "Man in the umbrella box" - it has to be seen to be believed!
Mawarimichi, are so happy to have the chance to perform in close range to and interact with the audience at Daidogei.
Tokyo Tomo would like you to enjoy a mysterious performance, the likes of which you've never seen before! Power wishes for you to be amazed by the retro-modern spectacle they have prepared for you!
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