Community Engagement Program
“Art Camp for under 22, Vol. 7 Human Begin: What Are We Doing Tomorrow?”
Another Energy Related Program
Conducted in Japanese
In this program, we will join members of the upcoming generation to think of messages that update previously accepted norms around sex and gender, and use our bodies to express these. This will be a chance to scrutinize, through dance, how we can be our authentic selves in gender terms, and explore societal values around sex and gender.
This workshop offers the opportunity not just to engage in physical activity, but also to discover your own unique expression through encounters with experts from various fields including professional free climbers, filmmakers, hairstylists, musicians and more.
Dance and choreography created during this week-long dance camp on excursions to Roppongi, Toranomon, Akasaka and other places will be distributed widely by social media platforms and others in an attempt to share them with a larger audience even after the workshop is over.
- Tsujimoto Tomohiko (Dancer/Choreographer), Sugawara Koharu (Dancer/Choreographer)
- Event period
- June-August 2021
- Workshop Schedule
- Session #1: 11:00-16:00, Saturday, June 26, 2021
* Lunch included
Activities: Program kick-off
Tsujimoto Tomohiko, Sugawara Koharu and all the participants will come together to talk about the project we are about to start. The project begins with initial questions posed to the participants, such as “what would you like to do?”, “what kind of work would you like to do?” and so forth, to gather everyone’s input.
Venue: To be conducted at the Mori Art Museum Auditorium, or online via Zoom
- Session #2: 16:00-18:00, Saturday, July 10, 2021 (TBC)
Activities: Meet Hirayama Yuji, a professional free climber! Participants can experience climbing for themselves and will listen to him talk afterwards.
Venue: “Climb Park Base Camp” (https://b-camp.jp/) in Iruma City, Saitama Prefecture
- Session #3: Early morning to 14:00, Monday, July 26 through Friday, July 30, 2021 (TBC)
Activities: “Dance Camp” (Details will be provided to the participants on a later date)
Venues: Toranomon Hills, ARK Hills, Mori Art Museum, SHINTORA-DORI CORE, and other planned locations
- Session #4: 18:00-20:00, Saturday, July 31, 2021 (TBC)
Activities: Costume and makeup matching
Venue: Mori Art Museum
- Session #5: All day, Sunday, August 1, 2021 (hours TBC)
Activities: Rehearsal and main event
Venues: Toranomon Hills, ARK Hills, Mori Art Museum, SHINTORA-DORI CORE, other planned locations
- Session #6: All day, Monday, August 2, 2021 (hours TBC)
Venue: We are planning to go outside of Roppongi where the Mori Art Museum is located.
- Youths aged 15-22 * Prior dance experience is not required.
- Please see Japanese webpage for details.
While the first Japanese male dancer appointed by the Cirque du Soleil Company, Tsujimoto performed 485 shows for “Michael Jackson: The Immortal World Tour” (2011-2014) in 27 countries. He also performed solo at the opening ceremony of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. As a choreographer, he choreographed the dance routine for Tsuchiya Tao in the Japanese version music video of Sia’s song Alive, and was in charge of live tours and music videos including Kanden (Electric Shock) by Yonezu Kenshi. Tsujimoto has been active all over the world as a top dancer as well as a choreographer for commercials such as POCARI SWEAT and UQ Mobile. https://www.tsujimoto.dance/
Sugawara started creative dancing as a child and won various famous dance contests, where she garnered attention. In 2010, she traveled to the United States, where her unique dance style was highly acclaimed. She established a career as a back dancer for top artists and became a celebrated dancer even in overseas. In 2015, she starred in a commercial with Stevie Wonder, which then became a hot topic, and gained success in her solo performance SUGAR WATER. She collaborated with Tsujimoto Tomohiko for the choreography of the NHK 2020 cheering song Paprika. In 2019, she also appeared in the NHK long-running period drama Idaten and expanded her professional scope as an actress as well. To date, she has traveled to over 35 countries around the world, appearing on TV commercials, radio, fashion magazines, etc. in addition to organizing workshops and shows.
Professional free climber. Hirayama started climbing at the age of 15 and became one of the best in Japan as a teenage climber. After that, he traveled to France and became active as a top climber in Europe for over 30 years. He is known as “Hirayama of the world” for his climbing style said to be the most beautiful in the world. At the 1998 World Cup, he became the first Japanese to win in that competition and got to the top of the world. In 2000, he won his second World Cup and was ranked number one in the annual rankings. Over the years, his numerous accomplishments include the one-day free ascent on the Salathe route in Yosemite, the sacred land of American climbing; the ascent on the White Zombie in Spain; and the 2008 world-record making of The Nose route speed ascent also in Yosemite in the United States. In 2010, he fulfilled his life-long dream by founding a climbing gym called “Climb Park Base Camp.” In recent years, he has been working on the restoration and pioneering of outdoor rock climbing in Japan, while also acting as a commentator for the World Cup and other events.
Shimizu started his career as a stylist at the age of 19, and has worked on the tour costumes for Wednesday Campanella, a Japanese music unit, styling for celebrities, TV commercials and corporate advertisements, and the art direction for Benetton and other brands. As a columnist, he has contributed to numerous media outlets, including Japanese magazine Soen. In 2019, he released his first album, for half a year. He also produced the music for his live performances, advertisements and videos at the Red Bull Music Festival Tokyo. Shimizu is active in a wide range of areas, working as an artist, stylist, and art director.
Watanabe is a cinematographer who has experience in filming movies, advertisements, and stage productions. His works include Tourism (2018), VIDEOPHOBIA (2019, Director: Miyazaki Daisuke), Domains (2018, Director: Kusano Natsuka) and other films. He also participated in the shooting of the Theater Cocoon’s streaming project PLAYTIME/PRAYTIME (2020, Director: Umeda Tetsuya/Sugihara Kunio) and the Kanagawa Arts Theater (KAAT)’s Orestes and Pylades (2020, Director: Sugihara Kunio). He frequently works on collaborative films with artists such as Umeda Tetsuya and Kobayashi Kohei.
- precog co.,LTD., Mori Art Museum, Mori Building Co., Ltd.
- precog co.,LTD., Mori Building Co., Ltd., Mori Art Museum Learning
- Planning Cooperation
- The Nippon Foundation DIVERSITY IN THE ARTS
- Arts Council Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture; The Nippon Foundation
Notes on Bookings
- Please note that speakers are subject to change without prior notice.
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- All prices include tax.
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