|Sat Nov 14 2015, 1:00pm–5:00pm|
|Sat Nov 14 2015, 6:00pm–10:00pm|
A subsidiary of SKY Perfect JSAT Corporation (JSAT), Wakuwaku Japan manages a channel exclusively for Japanese contents, titled Wakuwaku Japan. Following Indonesia and Myanmar, the channel had its third launch in Singapore on July 2015.
To promote the channel in Singapore, Wakuwaku Japan will hold a full day carnival followed by a club event on 14th November (Saturday) titled “Suupaa Japan”（スーパージャパン）.
The theme of Suupaa Japan will be “Matsuri × Club”. Offering a mix of the 2 elements, there will be traditional music and bon-odori dance for “MatsuiI” (traditional Japanese festivals), and DJs and dance-floor activities representing “Club”. Both feature one thing in common – they bring together music and dancing, which visitors can participate in. Capitalising on these aspects, this event aims to create greater awareness and appreciation for both traditional as well as cutting-edge song and dance. Expanding beyond the image of Japan as “anime” and “manga” that has long been popular in Singapore, Suupaa Japan aims to introduce to visitors Japan as it is today.
This event is a collaboration between organizer Anomaly Inc, a premier street dance company in both Japan and Asia, and Wakuwaku Japan. The event will be held at the Wavehouse, located on the beach on one of Singapore’s most iconic tourist spots, Sentosa. It will be split into two sessions. The afternoon session targets families, featuring kids’ dance performances, a talk show by a special guest and a showcase of traditional Japanese festival dances such as Aomori’s Nebuta-odori and Sendai’s Suzume-odori. The evening session is aimed at youths in their 20s to 30s, who will be able to experience a club atmosphere complete with DJs, dancing and light shows. TRIQSTAR, the only Japanese dance group to reach the finals of Asia’s Got Talent, will also be featured in a one-of-a-kind collaborative performance with Japanese drums.
Introducing into Singapore a new feeling of “Wakuwaku”.
Date & Time:
Day Event 1pm - 5pm (Free entry for all under 15 years of age)
Night Event 6pm - 10pm (Entry for 18 years old & above)
Takeru Satoh (佐藤健)
Takeru starred in his first lead role in 2007, for the drama Kamen Rider Den-O (tv asahi). Currently, he is most known as the lead in recent film adaptations of popular anime Rurōni Kenshin, titled Rurōni Kenshin (2012) and Rurōni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno (2014).
Takeru played the lead role in a 2012 theatre staging of Romeo and Juliet. He was also nominated for best Actor in the 2015 Asian Film Awards. Takeru will star in Bakuman set to be on screens 3rd October this year.
* Takeru will make an appearance in the Day session.
TRIQSTAR is one of Japan's greatest dance crews.
The group made it to the grand finals of TV series Asia's Got Talent, making them the only Japanese representative to make it that far. The group has won countless awards, and are regularly seen in the top 3 lists of national dance contests in Japan.
DJ MARTIN is a top-class DJ, based in NYC and Tokyo.
MARTIN has carved out a career in New York City spanning many clubs, and is no stranger to being invited to private parties of top celebrities. In 2012, MARTIN was selected to manage Wu World Radio, and now maintains a column in Japanese street magazine '411 Magazine'. In 2015, DJ MARTIN debuted on a major label, in Japan.
Nebuta-odori from Aomori
Nebuta-odori is a dance that takes place during the Nebuta Matsuri, a Japanese summer festival that takes place in Aomori Prefecture. Dancers dressed in their haneto outfits stomp around and skip in time with a chant called Rassera. In Japan, anyone can join in the dance as long as they are in the proper outfit.
Suzume-odori from Sendai
Also known as the ‘sparrow dance’, Suzume-odori is performed at the Aoba Matsuri held at Sendai in May. Based on the fluttering movements of skipping sparrows, the dance is characterised by jumping, skipping, and the use of fans.
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