TOKOIRIYA-ENGLISH INFORMATION

[TOKOIRIYA ARt MOViEng]  Livestream

 

On July 23rd,  “TOKOIRIYA ARt MOViEng” will be livestreamed from Garaman Hall in Ginoza village, Okinawa, Japan. The programs will contain the two live performances; “I suz U” and “RE BORN -Bolero-“ which have been successfully performed in 2018. Additionally, there are newly produced films of performances by Ryoki Midorima and the main performers of TOKOIRIYA. One of the film futures “Lumières de l 'Est ~Light from the East“, a choreographyby Ryoki Midorima which was created in 2012 and performed several times at the theatres.

 

DATE & TIME

JULY 23rd 19:00, livestream

!!Attention!!    Viewing Period Extended

The video of this livestreamed performance will be available on the period below.

 FROM:  JULY 23rd  20:30 (Japan Time)

 TO:         JULY 30th  23:59 (Japan Time)

 

For booking, please email to the below address with

Your Address / Name / Phone Number / Email Address

 

Live charge is JPY 3,300 including handling charge.

Livestream URL will be delivered via email.

 

Ryoki Midorima Official Website:    http://www.ryoki-midorima.com/

·       TEL: +81-(0)80-3957-1656  

·       Mail: tokoiriya@gmail.com

[TOKOIRIYA RYOKI to AI vol.6]   Stage performances

 

On 24th and 25th, “TOKOIRIYA RYOKI to AI vol.6” will be performed at the Garaman Hall in Ginoza-village, Okinawa in accordance with the Japanese governments and the "National Association of Public Cultural Institutions” guidelines for the reopening of theaters including measures for social distancing, security and safety. 

This will be one of the first stage performances held after the COVID-19 pandemic and corporations with Garaman Hall. We are delighted to be able to announce the re-opening of the theater. On this occasion “Shi Ho Hai” (a choreography by Ryoki Midorima) will be perform to the public for the first time. “Shi Ho Hai” is a dance performed early in the morning on New Year's Day at a royal court, and is based on lost records of Okinawan island rituals. Ryoki reproduced the classic Ryukyuan dance while reinterpreting it from a contemporary perspective.

 

DATE&TIME

JULY 24th 18:00 START

JULY 25th 15:00 START

@GARAMAN HALL -Ginoza-village, Okinawa, Japan

 

For booking, please email to the below address with

Your Name / Phone Number / Email Address / Preferred Date / Preferred number of Tickets

 

Performance charge is JPY 11,000 per person including handling charge.

 

Ryoki Midorima Official Website:    http://www.ryoki-midorima.com/

·       TEL: +81-(0)80-3957-1656  

·       Mail: tokoiriya@gmail.com

 

Both stages are organized by TOKOIRIYA SOCIETY Association

[Program]

 

·   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 merging Western ballet and Ryukyuan dance with Midorima’s unique perspective.

 

·   RE BORN -Bolero- (Ravel)

The ballet masterpiece is unveiled with choreography and performance by Ryoki Midorima, aiming to express a new dance form based on a type of dance transmitted to the Ryukyu Kingdom even before the establishment of the original Ryukyuan dance.

 

 ·   Shi Ho Hai

“Shi Ho Hai” is the name of a ritual holding at a Japan Imperial Palace and based on it Ryoki reproduced the classic Ryukyu dance while reinterpreting it in his own unique way.

 

  ·  I suz U

The story of Izanagi and Izanami is from Japanese mythology and depicts the birth of the world. With one swing of their arms they create the original things, a form of movement that forms the basis of a beautifully mystical dance. 

 

  ·  Other performances (About 90 mins in total) 

 

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About  TOKOIRIYA 

 

“Dancing is praying”

With this belief, Ryoki Midorima, a ballet artist from Okinawa, continues to devote himself to the creation of new art and dance performances.

Going beyond the boundary of dance genres, Midorima created the composite art performance “TOKOIRIYA” as his lifework.

 

The performance was premiered first in Tokyo in May, 2015 and was also performed at the Valley of Gangala, Okinawa in January, 2016. Both performances finished as 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 in 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 would be very happy to welcome you one of our performances