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First Asian tour for the JCDN dance tour series “Odori ni Ikuze!!” (We’re Gonna Go Dancing!!) (Aug. 10-Sep. 5, 2007)
 The NPO Japan Contemporary Dance Network (JCDN), which was founded in 2001 as a network with the mission of linking dance to society, will hold its first overseas tour in Southeast Asia of the dance tour series “Odori ni Ikuze!!” (We’re Gonna Go Dancing!!) that it has been conducting throughout Japan since 2000.
Since the start of the “Odori ni Ikuze!!” project, some forty dance artist individuals/groups have participated in performances in 21 cities around Japan. This summer, the project will be expanded to stages in other parts of Asia with seven groups of Japanese dancers and choreographers will travel to various cities where they will engage in exchange with local artists through dance. The aim of this program is to periodically create opportunities for Asian artists to interact and stimulate each other and provide audiences in each country the chance to see new types of contemporary dance.
Participating this time from Japan are Ko & Edge Co., Shintai Hyogen Circle, Masako Yasumoto, HoHo-Do, Pink, Hiroyuki Miura and Akamaru Kyujosho. In addition to performances at each tour city, workshops and events will also be held.
+Tour schedule
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
August 10-11, 2007
Venue: The Actors Studio, Bangsar Shopping Centre
Performers: Ko & Edge Co., Masako Yasumoto, Ho Ho-Do, Shintai Hyogen Circle
Local Artists: TBA

Bangkok, Thailand
Aug. 17, 2007
Venue: Patravadi Theatre
Performers: Ko & Edge Co., Masako Yasumoto, Ho Ho-Do, Shintai Hyogen Circle
Local Artist: Pichet Klunchun

Manila, the Philippines
Aug. 24, 25, 2007
Venue: Cultural Center of the Philippines
Performers: Ko & Edge Co. Ho Ho-Do, Pink, Hiroyuki Miura
Local Artists: The winner of the WiFi-JF NeXtage Award (TBA)

Solo, Indonesia
Aug. 30, 31, 2007
Venue: Teater Kecil, Indonesian Institute of Arts, Solo
Performers: Ko & Edge Co. Hiroyuki Miura and Akamaru Kyujosho
Local Artists: Retno Sulistyorini, Danang Pamungkas

Jakarta, Indonesia
Sept. 5, 2007
Venue: Goehe Haus
Performers: Ko & Edge Co., Hiroyuki Miura and Akamaru Kyujosho
Local Artists: Andara Firman Moeis, Desy Isna Rizky
+We’re Gonna Go Dancing!! 2007 – JCDN Tour Project in Asia –
http://odoriniasia.jugem.jp/
+Japan Contemporary Dance Network (JCDN)
http://www.jcdn.org/
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