I could see almost all the performing arts, although it was shame that I missed acclaimed opera “The Magic Flute” (composed by W.A. Mozart) .
Compagnie DCA / Philippe Decouflé “CONTACT” Aichi Prefectural Arts Theater. Photo: Tatsuo Nambu
Performances were all wonderful but Japan premier, “CONTACT” by Compagnie DCA / Philippe Decouflé (France) and “MUSIC EXPANDED #1” by Takehisa Kosugi were particularly impressive. After seeing those, my friend told “I saw something very nice” and I heard people were saying “fantastic” and “it was cool because there was no feeling of festival at all”. I totally agreed those words.
Takehisa Kosugi “MUSIC EXPANDED #1” Aichi Prefectural Arts Theater. Photo: Kiyotoshi Takashima
Exhibition themed with spice and Haccho Miso by Ryoko Sekiguchi. [Rokku Site] Former Ishihara Family Residence
Okazaki Area had exhibition at Shibiko (department store), Rokku site, Okazaki Omote-ya, Kosei site, Shooji Temple. Works were ensemble with places (buildings) and site-specific there.
Animal Religion “Chicken Legz” Toyohashi Park（Toyohashi city）
Toyohashi Area had many exhibitions at old houses and old buildings. Especially a performance by Animal Religion (Spain) was pretty amazing. It was interesting that this experimental performance was held in front of historical Yoshida castle.
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