In 9-11 August 2019, by invitation from Mr. Ryoichi Wago, a poet based in Fukushima, we have a chance to meet and communicate with a team of Australian performing artists who visited Iitate village, Fukushima, to create their performance art with local peoples.
Mr. Wago and those Australian artists had very interesting collaborative performance art event in Iwaki City Art Museum in 10 August 2019, with title “Fukushima in search of new light”.
The next day (11 August 2019), they had another performing art event in Yamatsumi shrine in iitate village with collaboration among dance, percussion, and reading poems. The theme of this event was wolf picture on the ceiling of the shrine. There are 242 kinds of picture of wolf, which were rehabilitated by Tokyo Art University team after burnt down in 2013.
This was very impressive opportunities and we felt as like as shaking our soul by their performing art. We were very lucky to meet this unplayable again and only one-time performance. We got many deep and sincere insights from this experience to think about the role of art for local community.