Communicate by dancing, regardless of age, nationality, or disability!
The scene where a play is born
File.6 dance workshop of my color
Koichi Imai (editing writer)
There is a unique facility called "Kaltz Kawasaki" in Kawasaki City. The official name is "Kawasaki City Sports and Culture Center". It is a complex facility with a hall for 2013, a large and small gym, a martial arts room, an archery hall, and a training room. Opening October 1, 2017. This style was realized because the gymnasium was originally located in the place where the gymnasium was originally located, and the hall of the neighboring Education and Culture Center was scheduled to be closed in March 2018. Train your body and improve your sensitivity. It might be such an image.
The nickname "Kaltz Kawasaki" is a combination of "culture" and "sports", and the idea of a local junior high school student was adopted. The Fujimi area of Kawasaki City is integrated with the surrounding area, and it is crowded as a facility that revitalizes the area centered around culture and sports.
By the way, at "Kaltz Kawasaki", an activity called "Iro Iro Dance Workshop" is being conducted. This is part of a project based on the idea that the public art community project = local citizens will participate and create one work with professional artists. Focusing on the diversity of Kawasaki City, both people with and without disabilities participate in dance workshops in order to wrap up people with various needs and solve problems for the formation of a supporting society. I am working hard at making things.
"I have a lot to think about as a citizen. From childrenIf even people with disabilities, even people with disabilities, can communicate the importance of aiming for a society where people can live together, regardless of differences in culture or nationality. This plan was born from that thought.''
Says Akane Murata, who is in charge of the business.
The workshop instructor is Shintaro Hirahara. In addition to leading a dance company called OrganWorks, Mr. Hirahara provides choreography for various stage works, and dancers and choreographers who also participate in "talks" with Condors led by Ryohei Kondo, Shintaro Oue and Mimura Moriyama. home.
First of all, a one-off workshop was held in October 2018. This was carried out under the consignment of the ParaArt Promotion Model Project of the city's cultural foundation, which promotes the creation of an environment that enables people with and without disabilities to engage in cultural and art activities. Subsequently, as a business for Kaltz Kawasaki, a total of 8 workshops were held from December 2018 to March 2019. It was held as one cool until the result presentation on March 30th.
"For everyone who participated, I hope that Mr. Hirahara will find a way to express "connection with people" "living together" "communication" etc. with dance, and experience it to the other party. Ta” (Murata).
In fact, Mr. Murata said he had a desire for “symbiosis” since he was a university student, but he had no experience of interacting with people with disabilities before starting this business. Therefore, first of all, a group in Yokohama City who goes to the KAAT Kanagawa Arts Theater course of "Coexistence Co-creation Project" and develops activities for people with disabilities and healthy people to make performances together.I learned about support and communication at “SLOWLABEL”. In other words, he immediately put what he learned into practice.
And from this June, the first term of 2019 has started.
All 14 workshops. It consists of an A class consisting of a pair of children and adults, a B class over 10 years old, and a C class for people with disabilities.
Capacity is 70 people. Many citizens have continued to participate since the last time, and a hot and fun workshop is being held to announce the results on November 2.
I feel that the development is proceeding smoothly, but there are still issues to be solved. The "participation of foreigners" that was originally envisioned has not been obtained.
Kawasaki City is famous as a city where many foreigners such as Koreans, Chinese, Indians live. Although there may be sad news such as hate speeches, Kawasaki City formulated the “Kawasaki City Multicultural Society Promotion Guidelines” in 2005 (revised in 2008 and 2015). It is one of the most advanced areas in Japan, which systematically and comprehensively promotes policies related to foreign citizens.
“Kawasaki has people from many different countries. While people of different nationalities live together, there are some prejudices. It's important to live by acknowledging each other. When I was assigned to Kaltz Kawasaki, I was thinking, "I wish I could do something."
I told Mr. Hirahara that I would like to convey through dance that I will live by accepting each other's individuality.(Murata).
It is in the middle of trial and error, such as calling out to foreigners I know and rebuilding leaflets, and getting advice from the ward office to the foreign community.
“Up until now, the public relations centered on familiar Kawasaki Ward, but I would like to broaden my horizons and expand the activities throughout Kawasaki City. Since it is important to attract customers toward 2020, I will publicize throughout Kanagawa Prefecture. I want to do it” (Murata).
Yes, this business is divided into three years. The goal is to create a work on May 24, 2020, in a hall that can accommodate 2013 people, with people with disabilities, foreigners, adults and children all standing in the same space. You have to fill even the seats.
There are many things to do. However, it would be exciting to imagine a variety of people gathering, dancing, and smiling at Kaltz Kawasaki.
And the power of art is indispensable there.
It is a complex of "sports" and "culture" in Fujimi, Kawasaki-ku, Kawasaki City. It is nicknamed "Kaltz Kawasaki". While taking over, it is designed with a universal design in mind, making it even more comfortable and easy to use.
Address1-1-4 Fujimi, Kawasaki-ku, Kawasaki-shi, Kanagawa
Business Hour9:00 to 21:30
Parking Area60 underground parking lots (charged) [Basic rate (excess fee)] 300 yen for 1 hour per car, and 150 yen for every 30 minutes thereafter.
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