Dancing is “praying.” With this belief, Ryoki Midorima,
a ballet artist from Okinawa, continues to devote himself to the creation of
a new art and dance performances.
Going beyond the boundary of genres, Midorima created a composite art “TOKOIRIYA” as his lifework.
The performance was premiered first in Tokyo in May, 2015 and was also performed at Valley of Gangala (Okinawa) in January, 2016. Both finished in huge successes and the venues were filled with ringing applause.
The mystic and unique visions of Ryoki Midorima breaks conventional notions of ballet which originated from the West by merging it with Dance of the Ryukyu Kingdom（Ryukyuan dance）, a traditional dance form originated from Okinawa. “TOKOIRIYA” continues to fascinate and attract audiences from Okinawa and abroad.
Through dancing, a universal expression of all humanity, we overcome the past, gaze at the “light” leading to the future, embrace the spirit of “Re Born” in our dance, share it with the audience, and transmit it to the world.
We hope you enjoy the new art born in the flow of everlasting history.
· Lumières de l 'Est ~ Light from the East
Created as a dedication to the TENKAWA-JINJA(Shinto Shrine), expressing yin and yang in this world by collaboration of ballet and Ryukyu dance with Midorima’s unique world view.
· RE BORN -Bolero- (Ravel)
The ballet masterpiece is unveiled with choreography and performance by Ryoki Midorima, aiming to express a new dance world based on a type of dance transmitted to the Ryukyu region before the establishment of Ryukyu dance.
· Others (About 120 mins in total)
Date and time: November 7th (Thu.), 2019
Open 5:30 p.m./Start 6:30 p.m.