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True Colors CARAVAN in Sapporo

True Colors CARAVAN in Sapporo

CARAVAN's Japan tour will go to Sapporo
Blind rock guitarist Hiroaki Tagawa, whose rock sound roared around the world at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics Opening Ceremony! He and the CARAVAN theme song will collaborate.
Suzu Ymanouchi 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 Sapporo

July 17, 2022


12:30 Performance Stage
CARAVAN Performers
13:10 SCHOOL OF LOCK! Open Classroom: SOCIAL LOCKS!
Vice-Principal Pee/ Toyama Committee Member(Daisuke Toyama)/ Suzu Yamanouchi/ Hiroaki Tagawa [MC] Yu Morimoto
14:30 Guest Performance Stage
Hiroaki Tagawa/ CARAVAN Performers
16:00 Performance Stage
CARAVAN Performers

12:00〜17:00

[Guests] Hiroaki Tagawa/ Vice-Principal Pee/ Toyama Committee Member(Daisuke Toyama)/ Suzu Yamanouchi/ Hiroaki Tagawa [MC] Yu Morimoto

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 staffs

Performance&
Guest Performance Stage

12:30、16:00 Performance Stage
14:30 Guest Performance Stage

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
Hiroaki Tagawa

  1. Hiroaki Tagawa

    Tagawa is a blind rock guitarist who holds the guitar neck from the opposite side.
    He has developed his own style of playing as if he were playing the piano, as he has no experience with common playing techniques. He plays from ultra-fast to melodic phrases.
    He has experience playing in Japan, the U.S., China, Hong Kong, Bangkok, Korea, and elsewhere.
    He has performed and lectured at live concerts, events, schools, and medical institutions, as well as worked as a composer and producer on numerous TV, radio, and commercial songs.
    He performed at the Tokyo 2020 Torch Relay Celebration in Yamaguchi Prefecture in May 2021 and at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics Opening Ceremony at the National Stadium in August.
    In June 2022, his music was screened along with a music video at the Cannes Lions in Cannes, France.

     Twitter:@Fretpiano
     Instagram:@hiroakitagawa_g
     YouTube:fretpiano channel
     Official site

CARAVAN Performers

  • CARAVAN Performers

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.

Performers Bio

SE-YA

  1. SE-YAhas studied acting, singing, and dancing at the musical troupe "Fruits Basket" since he was 3 years old. With the "power of expression and entertainment" that he cultivated there, he has won many prizes in dance contests in the city and in Hokkaido. He formed a team "U.S.H.", which loves Hokkaido very much.
    He returned to Hokkaido after working in Canada and Tokyo. He has been sharing his experiences widely in the street dance scene.

     Twitter:@Seiya_Miyatsu
     Instagram:@seiyamiyatsu

yu-ta

  1. yu-ta is a freestyle basketball player who expresses himself freely with one ball and music.
    He became Japan's number one at the age of 18 in high school and college competitions.
    He was invited as a Japanese guest player to one of the biggest battles in China, China FSBP 2019, where he won.

     Instagram:@baller_yuta

TapkaR

  1. TapkaR are a bumpy group of eight with different places to live, different genders, different ages, different personalities! They deliver happiness to the groove of house music! Love&peace♡

grow↑

  1. grow↑ have been challenging dance contests for 5 years since the team was formed, valuing teamwork and a sense of synchronization. They have been challenging dance contests for 5 years. They will dance with all their might, making the most of their experience on stage!


SCHOOL OF LOCK!
Open Classroom: SOCIAL LOCKS!

13:10〜

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

Suzu Yamanouchi

  1. Born on October 3, 2001. Born in Kobe City, Hyogo Prefecture.
    She made her entertainment debut in 2019 with an appearance on the AbemaTV romantic reality show. "Shirayuki to Okami-kun niwa damasarenai ♡"
    She has garnered tremendous support from her generation, with a total of over 1.1 million followers on social networking sites.
    The inspirational song "Ano ko ni naritai (feat. 40mP / Suzu Yamanouchi)" with vocals by Yamanouchi is now available.

     Twitter:@__suzu__chan
     Instagram:@suzu____chan
     Tik Tok:@suzu____chan
     YouTube:"Yamanouchi no uchi"|Suzu Yamanouchi

[MC] Yu Morimoto

  1. Morimoto is an announcer for FM Hokkaido (AIR-G'), born in 1991 in Kochi Prefecture, Japan. He moved to Tokyo when he entered the Department of Media Sociology at Hosei University and worked as an assistant director at radio station "J-WAVE" during his third year of college.In the fall of 2014 he started at AIR-G' as an announcer.He is currently appearing in two programs he designed himself, "LEVANGA STATION" and "IMAREAL".

     Twitter:@u_mocchori
     Instagram:@u_morimoto

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

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    Sapporo Kita Sanjo Plaza [AKAPLA]
    〒060-0002 
    Kita 2-jo Nishi 4-chome and Kita 3-jo Nishi 4-chome, Chuo-ku, Sapporo
    About 5 min. walk from South Exit of JR Sapporo Station
    About 2 min. walk from from Sapporo Station on the Namboku Subway Line
    About 5 min. walk from Odori Sta. on the Subway Tozai Line and Nanboku Line
    Short walk from Sapporo Ekimae-dori Underground Walking Space Exit 2 and 4

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TCF is a long-running international festival of performing arts. We celebrate diversity and inclusion, and embrace the fact that we are One World, One Family. We choose the arts as our platform, for its power to move, inspire and heal.

As a festival, TCF brings people together to generate exchanges, innovation and creativity; and transform the way we relate to each other.

Presented by The Nippon Foundation, TCF brings diverse artists and audiences together through concerts, documentaries, music videos, film screenings, children's programs, musicals, workshops and other activities. Since 2006, festivals have been organized in Southeast Asia and Japan, with more than 1,200 artists from more than 30 countries connecting with a global audience in more than 80 countries.

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