What's going on in Japan?
Between December 12-18 2016, nine Circostrada members went to Japan for a 1-week Research Trip with the aim of meeting fellow professionnals and discover the Japanese scene of circus and street arts.
From Tokyo to Takamatsu, passing by Kyoto, the delegation visited several cultural venues, saw an artistic showcase of 12 street and circus companies, took part to the second edition of Seto La Piste, the first contemporary circus festival in Japan run by Setouchi Circus Factory in Shikoku Island (South-East of Japan), visited the Naoshima island and its open-air contemporary arts gallery... and much more!
New opportunities for the future?
Public theaters eager to program more contemporary circus, the 2019 edition of Setouchi Triennale - a major contemporary art festival held every three years on a dozen islands in the Seto Inland Sea - opened to performing arts, an era of major cultural projects in the frame of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games... New opportunies to connect with the Japanese cultural sector are on the agenda!