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True Colors CARAVAN in Hiroshima

True Colors CARAVAN in Hiroshima

CARAVAN's Japan tour will go to Hiroshima
Featuring Koichi Omae, a dancer with an artificial leg who suffered an accident that amputated his left leg in the middle of his ambition to become a professional dancer! Don't miss his collaboration with CARAVAN Performers!

Hina Kagei will be SOCIAL LOCKS! Open Classroom special guest!
Vice-principal Pee (Pee) and Toyama Committee Member the MCs from Tokyo FM’s popular radio show SCHOOL OF LOCK!, will host a discussion, “A New Society Where All Live as One While Maintaining Our Differences”. Be sure to catch it!

True Colors CARAVAN in Hiroshima

June 19, 2022


12:00 Performance Stage
CARAVAN Performers/ I4P
12:30 SCHOOL OF LOCK! Open Classroom: SOCIAL LOCKS!
Vice-Principal Pee/ Toyama Committee Member(Daisuke Toyama)/ Hina Kagei/ [MC] Shigeki Okubo
14:00 Guest Performance Stage
Koichi Omae/ CARAVAN Performers
15:30 Performance Stage
CARAVAN Performers/ I4P

11:00〜17:00

Place
ALICE GARDEN

[Guests] Koichi Omae/ Vice-Principal Pee/ Toyama Committee Member(Daisuke Toyama)/ Hina Kagei/ I4P/ [MC] Shigeki Okubo

Free admission and participation

  • [Designated Viewing Area ]
    Please be kind and yield to those who need appreciation support in this place!
    Seats are limited. Please understand this in advance.

  • Attending with wheelchair

  • Japanese Sign Language translation

  • Request for aisle seat

  • Attending with assistance dog

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  • [Other viewing support]

  • Japanese subtitles

  • Free audio guide from your smart phone

  • Writing boards

  • Multi-purpose toilet

  • Care staff

Performances &
Guest Performance Stage

12:00/14:00[with GUEST]/15:30

A special troupe will accompany True Colors CARAVAN – the CARAVAN performers. Led by Daiki, Japan’s first Krump dancer with dwarfism, the troupe features Kenta Kambara, a wheelchair dancer and aerial performer who performed at the opening ceremony of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games; Kanoken, a street dancer with a hearing impairment; Eri, a ballet dancer; Yusei Tekoe, a freestyle dancer; Haruki, a human beatboxer living with mosaic Down syndrome; and Keita Tokunaga, wheelchair DJ and fashion journalist. Expect different performances in each city as the troupe’s acts grow and evolve with local guest performers.

Guest Artist
Koichi Omae

  1. Koichi Omae

    Photo by Ryohei Tomita

    Born in Gero City, Gifu Prefecture in 1979. Started taking ballet classes in high school, and studied ballet at the Osaka University of Arts as well. In 2003, he was involved in a car accident and had his left leg amputated below the knee. Since, he has worked tirelessly to express himself through dance. Has performed at many events, including the Rio 2016 Paralympics and the NHK Kohaku Uta Gassen (Red and White Singing Festival). Changes his hairstyle every three months to revamp his image.

CARAVAN Performers

  • CARAVAN Performers

At True Colors CARAVAN, our popular radio show, SOCIAL LOCKS! will host an open classroom with the theme “A New Society Where All Live as One While Maintaining Our Differences”. These “differences” often go unnoticed until we start listening more to each other. For example, the person beside us might be battling a challenge that we are unaware about. When we start listening to such individual voices, we can then begin to imagine how a new society would be like – a new community where we live as one, while respecting our differences.

Performers Bio

I4P

  1. "I4P" is a professional dance performance team consisting of six members with Down syndrome belonging to LOVEART that opened in 2017 in Oshu, Minami-ku, Hiroshima.
    By connecting after-school daycare services to continuous employment support, LOVEART is making it a reality for them to get the jobs they love and really want.
    "I4P" was formed by a group of members who love to dance. They take rigorous lessons every day and have developed not only their skills but also their professionalism, and now perform at various events in and out of the prefecture.
    I=Infinity, 4P=Posse, Prop, Peeps, Pop

     Instagram:@loveart_hiroshima


SCHOOL OF LOCK!
Open Classroom: SOCIAL LOCKS!

12:30〜

At True Colors CARAVAN, our popular radio show, SOCIAL LOCKS! will host an open classroom with the theme “A New Society Where All Live as One While Maintaining Our Differences”. These “differences” often go unnoticed until we start listening more to each other. For example, the person beside us might be battling a challenge that we are unaware about. When we start listening to such individual voices, we can then begin to imagine how a new society would be like – a new community where we live as one, while respecting our differences.

Vice-Principal Pee (Pee)

  1. Vice-Principal Pee (Pee)

    Pee has been on SCHOOL OF LOCK! as “Vice-principal Pee” since October 2021.
    With her signature purple “mushroom” bowl cut, Pee is famous for donning loud outfits, usually in pink or purple. She played volleyball from elementary school and was selected to represent the Yamagata regional team during her middle school years. It was in the car rides after those volleyball practices that Pee started listening to SCHOOL OF LOCK!. In 2015, after graduating from university with a major in Physical Education, Pee relocated to Tokyo and found work at apparel store, W♡C, located in Harajuku’s famous Takeshita Street. There, Pee became a charismatic figure among teenagers and was often referred to as the “mother of Harajuku.” After becoming an artiste, Pee worked actively on various television programs including “#Jyudai”, a program covering the challenges teenagers face, where she served as the main MC. In 2016, Pee came out as being gay.

    Twitter:@peex007
    Instagram:@peey
    Tik Tok:@pepepeey

Toyama Committee Member(Daisuke Toyama)

  1. Toyama Committee Member(Daisuke Toyama)

    Toyama served as principal of SCHOOL OF LOCK! for 10 years from April 2010 to March 2020.
    He became a member of the Board of Education in April 2021 for SCHOOL OF LOCK!
    He is practically the "youngest" member of the committee, so he spends his days busy with complaints, consultations, and chores from various sources.

     Twitter:@tohyamagrunge
     Instagram:@tohyamagrunge

Hina Kagei

  1. Hina Kagei

    Kagei is a very popular female creator who currently has the most followers on TikTok in Japan.
    She started TikTok in March 2019 and now has over 11 million followers.
    She has appeared in TV variety shows. She has also appeared as an actress in the movie "TANG," which will be released on August 1.
    She is also a regular model for LARME magazine.

     Twitter:@hinatter0219
     Instagram:@kagei_hina
     Tik tok:@kageihina

[MC] Shigeki Okubo

  1. [MC] Shigeki Okubo

    Okubo is so popular on Hiroshima FM that people call him "Okubo Box" when he walks down the street.
    He has set a goal to visit every junior high and high school in Hiroshima Prefecture, and struggles daily to create a place for teenagers!
    He's doing his best to support teens through his TV appearances and through his 9jiraji Newspaper (published in the Asahi Shimbun)!
    He's been the DJ ambassador for preventing consumer troubles in the Hiroshima prefecture since 2015.

     Twitter:@okubox9

SOCIAL LOCKS!

EXHIBITION

The history of True Colors Festival will be showcased via a panel exhibit accompanied with links to interactive videos for your exploration.

VENUE

  • Map of the venue

    Alice Garden
    〒730-0034 
    8 Shintenchi, Naka-ku, Hiroshima City
    About 10 minutes by car from JR Hiroshima Station
    5 min. walk from Hatchobori stop of Hiroshima Electric Railway

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