True Colors CIRCUS
SLOW CIRCUS PROJECT『T∞KY∞（Tokyo)』
Differences are their talent! Premier performance by the first social circus company in Japan.
The travelling circus company is lost in a future forest called “T∞KY∞.” Inside, there are insects that an interconnected life, but see the world from each of their own perspectives. This is an outdoor circus for a future society by people who have come together regardless of their differences in abilities, age, gender, and nationalities.
SLOW CIRCUS PROJECT『T∞KY∞（Tokyo)』
Saturday & Sunday, May 9 & 10, 2020
One performance per day
- Ikebukuro Nishiguchi Park Outdoor Theater (Next to Ikebukuro Station West Exit Bus Terminal and Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre)
Reservations begin mid-March
Duration: Approx. 1 hour
Attending with wheelchair
Sign language translation available
Rental of audio guide
True Colors Festival Program Cancelation
True Colors Festival has been organizing various performing arts programs since the summer of 2019, but to protect the health of our audiences and staff members in light of the current spreading of COVID-19, the Coronavirus, we have decided to cancel the following programs that were planned until July 2020. We are very sorry for sudden announcement and for the people who were looking forward to attending the programs. Thank you for your
SLOW CIRCUS PROJECT
SOCIAL CIRCUS is circus to solve social problems such as poverty and disability that began more than 25 years ago in Europe. Through the practice of circus technique, it cultivates comprehensive cooperation, problem solving skills, self-esteem, communication skills and so on. Cirque du Monde, social circus program of Cirque du Soleil, is also working on training trainers.
Together with local and international artists, SLOW LABEL identifies issues faced by communities and designs systems for people/things/activities through bringing together experts, local citizens, enterprises, and government bodies that lead to solutions from the minorities’ point of view. While always questioning their own ethos and never fearing change, SLOW LABEL aims to achieve a diverse and harmonic society through recuperating a sense of “slowness.”
Para Creative Producer / Director. With a focus on “the extraordinary within the ordinary,” she develops a variety of projects that connect people and communities from diverse fields and cultures, creating new values. In 2010, having lost all lower limb function in her right leg due to osteosarcoma, she encountered the world of disability welfare services, and following year established SLOW LABEL .Tokyo 2020 comprehensive team creative director.
Circus Artist/SLOW CIRCUS PROJECT director. He started street performance when he was a junior high school student. As an overseas trainee of the Agency for Cultural Affairs, he was the first Japanese to go to the French National Circus School (CNAC). After graduating, a two-year European tour at the circus directed by Philippe Decouflé. After that, founded the French Contemporary Circus Company and performed in 35 countries around the world. Returned to Japan in 2009. SLOW LABEL Performing Director since 2015.
|Creative Producer||Yoshie Kris|
|Writing||Takashi Masuyama (Gekidan Kodomokyojin)|
|Tap Dancing Choreography||Natsuko Odoru|
|Organized by||Nippon Foundation DIVERSITY IN THE ARTS、NPO SLOW LABEL|
|Supported by||The Mitsubishi Foundation (TBC), Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture, Tokyo Arts Council|
People with disabilities are the ones that can make changes in society. They have to be the ones to educate the general public.
Luca “Lazylegz” Patuelli from ILL-Abilities