We want to perform our show EMAJINARIUM in TOKYO
with professional or amateur artists living in Japan
and with japanese children
Our objective is to build a beautiful bridge between our cultures
The artists wish to reinforce this bond between artistic creation and cultural exchange. First and foremost, we are willing to build strong relationships with Japanese children and artists as well as with their culture :
We wish to partner with Japanese artists to constitute a real multicultural company. Still with this willingness to co-create, share talents and experience, our artists will work together, hand in hand to recreate the Emajinarium show which will take place in Tokyo,Japan.
We wish to make around 50 Japanese children participate, who will be on stage to perform songs which will be part of our show.
Besides the performance of our show in the wonderful city of Tokyo, we wish to meet children in the schools and elderly people in the retirement homes for a beautiful cultural exchange. The aim is to share our respective cultures and arouse wonder through our fantastic universe.
The Emajinarium- Journey to the Dreamland was played for the first time at the Madeleine Theater in Paris on March 19, 2018. The adventure will continue in 2019 with an international tour in Japan. By partnering with Japanese artists to create a multicultural group. Still in this co-creation , sharing talents and experience spirit, our artists will work together side by side to create the Emajinarium which will take place in Japan.
Beyond our performance in the country of the rising sun, we chose to take up a real artistic challenge. Indeed, we will perform our show in collaboration with artists living in Tokyo and nearby. Without even meeting them before, Japanese dancers will create boards in parallel to those we created in France. Based on the story of the show, they will create their identities, personalities and their own interpretation, just like us.
Once our team is on the spot, French and Japanese dancers will have only 4 days to get synchronized and prepared for the live show in a beautiful place in Tokyo.
We are lovers of arts and human adventures. We are passionate by this challenge and this cultural bridge that our Japanese friends allow us to cross.
The EMAJINARIUM is above all a human adventure symbolized by the mix of types and cultures.
We ll make a show in japan with
25 french artists
20 artists living in Japan
50 japanese children
CONNEXION WITH KUMAMON
The famous character KUAMAMON and the artists from the EMAJINARIUM have one thing in common: Make the children wonder while making them dream.
To this end, KUMAMON partnered with the EMAJINARIUM in July 2018 during the TANABATA party. Together, they animated a show for the children of the Japanese community living in Paris. The day was articulated in several workshops, and a show at the end of the day in the village Saint-Paul with :
- Appearance of Kumamon, JAPANESE emblematic figure
- The Emajinarium Show
- Choreography of the EMAJINARIUM and KUMAMON
- Face painting workshop
- Photo shooting with the children, KUMAMON and the artists from the EMAJINARIUM
PERFORMING IN TOKYO
50 JAPANESE CHILDREN WILL PARTICIPE IN THE SHOW
The Free Spirit collective wishes to encourage the cultural exchange. Thus, in collaboration with a school in Tokyo, 50 Japanese children will go on stage and participate in the show.
The Japanese children will perform two chapters (at the beginning and at the end of the show) and sing songs related to the EMAJINARIUM story.
These children, directed by their school teachers will perform on stage not only to sing but also they will have makeup and costumes in harmony with the show.
A SOCIAL AND CULTURE DIMENSION
Through the EMAJINARIUM show tour, the artistic collective Free Spirit wished to encourage the cultural exchange and give a social dimension to the trip to Japan.
The 30 artists of our collective will undertake during 2 days :
- The visit of 4 schools
- The visit of 4 retirement homes