- Nov. 2 (Mon) - Nov. 28 (Sat), 2015, 1pm-4pm *except Wednesday
- Opening ceremony
- Nov. 1 (Sun) at Nojima Scuola
- Closing ceremony
- Nov. 30 (Sun) at Nojima Gym
- 11 locations in Awaji City (Awaji Highway Oasis, Iwaya Square, Awaji Yumebutai, Prefectual Awaji Island Park, Phoenix Park, Sunshine Hall, Shizuka Hall, Nojima Scuola, Miele, Manabi- no-sato, Awaji Hanasajiki)
- Pasona Group Inc.
- Awaji City, Awaji Island Kuniumi Association, Awaji Island Tourist Association, Hyogo Prefectual Government
- 17 artists (consisting of 24 people) from 11 countries
- 10,000 people
In 2015, Awaji Art Circus took place at 11 locations throughout Awaji City.
Performance venues ranged from park, square, tourism facility, restaurant, cafe to culture hall, and both performers and audience enjoyed not only the performance itself but also the special/unique ambience of the venue.
Awaji Art Circus proposes a new style of Awaji Island Tourism where tourists visit each location with rarely-seen performance of each international artist as a guide!
Activities of Awaji Art Circus
Artists presented their original performance at various locations within Awaji City, utilizing characteristics of each venue. Performance delivered by representatives of countries around the world rejuvenated the people of Awaji Island as well as the island itself. In addition, such opportunities led to cultural development and internationalization of the region.
2. Research and experience of regional resources
Artists studied abundant nature, culture, history and resources of Awaji Island and deepened their understanding of Japan through experiences such as calligraphy, team ceremony and Wadaiko (Japanese drums). Such knowledge and experience became essential for the creation of their new performance.
Artists learned new expressions as they interacted with each other and participated in study groups for each performance genre. They also participated in workshops by Kotan, a Wadiko group based on Awaji Island, and created joint performance utilizing knowledge they gained about Awaji Island. Closing event was a place to showcase collaborative performance born throughout the festival.