Open call for the True Colors DANCE ILL-Abilities Dance Workshop

We will host a workshop in Tokyo by ILL-Abilities – a breakdance team consisting of multi-national dancers with disabilities. With their experience of competing with dancers from around the world, ILL-Abilities will work with each student’s ability and skillsets to achieve expression through the body. Additionally, through working in groups, new possibilities will be explored and students will challenge limits that they thought could not be overcome.
We hope that people of all abilities interested in communicating with others through the experience of dance will partake in this workshop.

  • Children’s Course: Learning the basics of breakdancing while moving the body and having fun.
  • Dancer’s Course :Learning how to express through the body and building teamwork based on your individual abilities.

Date & Time

Sunday September 8, 2019
Children’s Course: 11:00am – 1:00pm
Dancer’s Course :4:00pm – 6:00pm

Capacity: 30 students for each course

Course fee: Free
Registration ends on Friday, August 18
In the case of over capacity a selection will be made and we will notify by the end of August.


YCC Yoyogi Hachiman Community Center
5-1-15 Yoyogi Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 151-0053


Children’s Course

Students must be of the age attending elementary to middle school. Prior dance experience is NOT required and students of all abilities are welcome.

Dancer’s Course

Over the age of 16. Prior dance experience IS required but students of all abilities are welcome.

  • Students who need assistance arriving to the location will need to arrange on their own.
  • Minors must have consent from their parents to participate.

Teacher Biography


ILL-Abilities™ was created in 2007 by Montreal-based dancer/motivational speaker Luca “Lazylegz” Patuelli, ILL-Abilities™ to show the world that anything is possible. It’s an international breakdance crew comprised of eight dancers (bboy/breakers) from around the world.The crew gets its name from the standard in hip-hop culture of using a negative term to refer to something positive. The “ill” in ILL-Abilities™ refers to incredible, amazing, intricate, talent. Rather than seeing the negative limitations of “disability”, this crew focuses on their positive, or “ill”, abilities.

True Colors DANCE〜No Limits〜

Date & Time: Tuesday, September 10, 2019
Location: Shibuya Stream Inaribashi Square.


Q. In case I don’t feel well, can I take a break during the workshop?

A. Yes you can. If you are not feeling well, please notify our on-site staff or medical personal.

Q. Will the workshop be in English?

A. Yes, the teachers will speak in English.A translator to Japanese will be on-site.

Q. Can my parents or people that assist me observe during the workshop?

A. Yes. We will have a dedicated space ready for people to watch.


Presented by The Nippon Foundation DIVERSITY IN THE ARTS
Supported by Shibuya City, Shibuya City Tourism Association, Embassy of Canada (TBC)


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True Colors Festival 2020/2021

True Colors Festival (TCF) presented by The Nippon Foundation is a series of performing arts events presented across geographies, in celebration of diversity and inclusion as “One World One Family.”

Through festivals since 2006 in Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Singapore, and Japan, TCF has presented more than 1,100 performing artists from more than 30 countries and attracted more than 40,000 people.

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