[#KeepgoingTOGETHER] vol.5 Kaori Ito online screening program "Archive du spectacle" - EU・ジャパンフェスト日本委員会

[#KeepgoingTOGETHER] vol.5 Kaori Ito online screening program “Archive du spectacle”

Kaori Ito|Dancer, Choreographer / Company HIME
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Q1. Impressions of your online distribution

Thanks to this occasion, I could send certain messages that I have not sent for a long time and videos of the performances. My activities as an artist is very much known in France but not so much in Japan. This occasion made me think that I should spend more time to let Japanese people know about my activities in the future. For example, the work that I made with my father, [I dance because I don’t trust words] was toured in Japan and all over the world for 100 times and I was very pleased to show the video of it.


Q2. Achievements and challenges of online distribution

As I wrote that “In this kind of situation, it would be nice to put more culture in our daily life in Japan”, some journalists were touched by this word and they asked me to put my article in their press. This gave me a possibility to expand my network as well as the visibility. Two presses wrote an article about my activities and there were people that I did not know who contacted me and sent me messages. In Japan, there is limited people coming to see the performances and the artistic world is very limited. After this occasion, I hope that there will be more art in the society in Japan.

Q3. Utilization and development of online streamings in further activities.

After this occasion, I would like to expand more possibilities to inform my activity in France for Japanese people. I have left Japan since already 18 years. In the beginning,I insisted not to go back to Japan but recently, I would like to contribute more for Japanese culture from where I am. I have done the residency in Kyoto for one month and a half in 2016 with the help of French Government. I have worked also with Yoshi Oida and Mirai Moriyama. As I was away for a long time, this made me clear how I could see [Japan] Inside of myself and how I can see this country with certain distance.In the future, I would like to introduce how I see Japan to all over the world.



  • Archive du spectacle
  • Date: April 28th, May1st, 3rd, 5th, 6th, 8th, 10th, 12th
  • Contents: Online screening of the past performances and films
  • Promotion tool: Facebook (personal and company account), Twitter, Instagram, E-mail.
  • Delivery tool: vimeo
  • Devise to get a reaction from the audience: Using visual images like photographs for promotion. Using hashtag of performer, mine, #KeepgoingTOGETHER
  • Number of audience: 2635 in total