<img src="http://www.dancing-times.co.uk/Pics/dancingtimes/200302/cover.jpg" alt="" /> Dance Diversions - Japan Diary
Diversions, the Dance Company of Wales, has built up a reputation over the last 20 years for its international collaborations. During 2002 the company worked with Tokyo based choreographer, Shigehiro Ide. He made Unspoken Agreement, which Diversions toured throughout the UK. He brought his company Idevian Crew to perform in Wales and the collaboration culminated in November with Diversions on a ten-day tour of Japan, November 15 - 25. Associate Director Ann Sholem
shares her tour diary in Dancing times:
After two days of travelling, I arrive Tokyo Airport and take bullet train to Nagoya. Minibus out to Kani City where we do our first performance.
Crew get in. Never seen so many technicians on one stage in my life – three from Diversions, four from Idevian Crew (Shigehiro Ide’s dance company), plus 20 from the venue. Everyone busy with floor, lighting, sound etc.
Brand new theatre – only eight shows since opening in July. State-of-the-art space with all the latest and best equipment – amazing. Computer terminals in the foyer for free internet access – busy all day and a great idea for getting people into the building. click for more
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