Thursday, 11th February 2016
In Events In Japan,
Cirque de Soleil starts new Japan run
Japan is well known for its unique performance art, but it is a familiar name that has recently returned to the country’s theatre scene.
Cirque de Soleil began its 13th tour of the country on Wednesday in a performance at the Odaiba Big Top venue. The new production lives up to the high standards of previous editions of the play and tracks the fascinating journey of mankind.
Characters include the Amerindian Dancer, Crystal Man, Scientist, Tracker, Valentino and Clown Fisherman, who will take part in an array of acts including hoop dancing, hand balancing, foot juggling, acrobats and roller skaters.
The show covers how curiosity, ambition and passion push humans to try to make impossible things happen. All of the characters evolve on a stage based on the theme of the giant turtle, which is the symbol of origin for a number of ancient civilisations.
As part of the performance, a number of technologies are used including projection mapping and portable stages to provide a truly immersive experience for attendees.
The play will take place from February 3rd to June 26th 2016 at the Tokyo Odaiba Big Top venue before it moves on to Osaka, Nagoya, Fukuoka and Sendai, though these dates are yet to be announced.
Cirque de Soleil initially began as a small group of street performers in 1984 before it grew to comprise around 4,000 people in over 50 countries. The show’s popularity has grown in Japan particularly, as over 13 million people have seen the play so far.
The Odaiba Theater is also an excellent venue for theatre productions, providing extraordinary comfort and great hospitality for travellers.