Let’s start walking as you are. That will be your dance.

Set in the city of Fukagawa Tokyo, which is blessed with abundant waterside and full of Japanese downtown atmosphere, LAND FES delivers 7 dance videos created by dancers and diverse participants.

The theme is “walking”. “Walking”, which is a movement that everyone usually does, but strongly reflects each person’s individuality, becomes a dance while being guided by choreographers.

Enjoy each DIVERSITY DANCE developed on the 7 routes where you can feel the history and culture of Fukagawa.

Choreographers: Kenta Kambara, Momoko Shiraga, Yoko Higashino, Osamu Jareo, Anna Irite, Mamiko Hosokawa, Sokerissa
Music: Hirofumi Nakamura

Streaming Period: 20 August – 5 September, 2021
*Streaming has ended. Uploaded on this website are teasers.

Kenta Kambara&Dancers

Comment from the choreographer
Since I am using a wheelchair, I can express the” DIVERSITY “of my body by dancing, but this time I was worried about how to express the diversity of the participants. It would be great if you could get a glimpse of various lifestyles and the life each participant. has walked from the act of “walking”.

Choreography: Kenta Kambara

Momoko Shiraga&Dancers

Comment from the choreographer
“We walked a lot in the city of Fukagawa, drank delicious coffee at a cafe we stopped by, and cooled down. It was like an excursion, different from ordinary workshops, and the time flew so fast.
Hirofumi Nakamura’s song was the best music for walking, and I tried to make a choreography that makes you feel the river and the wind in Fukagawa.
In fact, when we tried the wind movement, one participant said to me she felt it became a little cooler! That was a discovery in such a hot day. “

Choreography: Momoko Shiraga

Yoko Higashino&Dancers

Comment from the choreographer
“The time I spent with the participants was very meaningful. In the process of starting with body loosening and stretching, and progressing to the scene creation, I think we could experience the time when your body, as well as your mind, is released and changed.
For the creation, I listened to the music in advance and prepared choreography and scenes that corresponded to the image I had. During the workshop, I allocated time so that I could make more and more scenes while maintaining the freedom to let each participant make own movements , but in the last, we had a splendid downpour … tragic situation where thunder and even hail fell. We couldn’t continue shooting the scene until the end, unfortunately. It was one of my memories that we performed a self-introduction dance while sheltering from the heavy rain.
Through this experience of the joy of creation and collaboration I hope you will rediscover the possibilities of the body to express. “

Choreography: Yoko Higashino

Osamu Jareo&Dancers

Comment from the choreographer
“On this day, we put a plastic bottle of water on our head and tried various walks while feeling the flow of the river here. Like meandering, grasshopping, and walking drunk … we took various steps, imagining that if the train walked, or even an automatic door or a one-legged haunted umbrella might really want to walk. And finally, thinking about the Fukagawa Hachiman Festival, which was canceled this year due to the Covid-19, we paraded with the imaginary Mikoshi.
I was so glad to see so many dances born from the various walks in this day. “

Choreography: Osamu Jareo

Anna Irite&Dancers

Comment from the choreographer
“That day, Tokyo was a sweltering day with strong sunlight and the body was burning and evaporating. But it was very beautiful to see the energetic movements of all the participants born from “walking” were scattered in the scorching city of Fukagawa. At the workshop, I gathered movement ideas from everyone and also let them make an original dance. You can dance alone, or you can dance together, or you can dance with people you haven’t known before. It doesn’t matter, does it? May people continue to dance as they like “

Choreography: Anna Irite

Mamiko Hosokawa&Dancers

Comment from the choreographer
“You don’t have to be the same as your neighbor. The work started by asking everyone to be interested in other bodies.
We have small children and also adult men, so there are various body structures in this world. I brought my own image of the difficulty of walking and the difficulty of moving forward, which I usually feel living in this age, but the positive energy emitted from participants changed it in a natural way.
Looking back, I felt the energy of the writhing roots pushing up the soil and heading toward the sky.
It’s a great honor to meet a newborn dance. “

Choreography: Mamiko Hosokawa


Comment from the choreographer
“Life dance
People are born, meet the world through their bodies, and interact with the world through playing. I think life is a magnificent play with uncertain future.
This time, we went through the historical space of Tomioka Hachimangu, regarded the journey as life, and took a spectacular adventure journey with various participants.
When spending a real life like improvisation, playing is a very important point of view. I am wondering, at the last moment of one’s life those who could laugh at past difficulties and meaninglessness would feel richer “

Choreography: Sokerissa

Music: Hirofumi Nakamura

Comment from the musician
“From the banks of the Sumida River to Rokkanbori, passing through Kiyosumi Park, I walked around Kiyosumi Nagaya, Kiba Park, Susaki, Onagi River, Tomioka Hachimangu Shrine and Fukagawa, and I always felt that there were many small creatures living there. It was full of signs of being there, and I had a strong impression of each of the changing scenery.
The seven songs are made up of various rhythms, musical instruments, and different melodies, centered on walking footsteps and one melody.
When the scenery of Fukagawa, which is walked by seven performances, becomes one, the seven songs also become one, and the music called “Aruk”, which is vigorous and strange, emerges. “

Production: NPO LAND FES
Directors: Dai Matsuoka, Makoto Ando
Movie Director: Dai Matsuoka
Movie Cameramen: Masabumi Kimura, Ryo Sakemoto
Editors: Ryo Sakemoto, Yuto Niyama
Cooperators: Iine Morishita, Daisuke Uzunami, gift_, Yuta Hirai, Naoko Matsushima, NPO Acceptions
Promotional Photo: Masabumi Kimura
Model: Anna Irite
Flyer Design: Nukui Kikaku, Kanako Ikeda
Grant Support: Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture Arts Council Tokyo
Tokyo Tokyo FESTIVAL 2020 Citizen-Led Cultural Activity Program