Event Report List
- Port City Niigata Spring Festival Symphony of Light & Movement20154月29日～5月10日
Sub-theme: Resonant Light
Port City Niigata Spring Festival Symphony of Light & Movement2015: Resonant Light was the second installment in this annual series. The Projection Mapping show at Minatopia featured footage based on the theme: Culture City of East Asia Niigata. A new addition this year was ‘laser lighting’ along with a fusion of light and video creating a wondrous mood. The waterways along the Bandai Bridge and Minato Sagan were also illuminated with light and decorative objects, enchanting the numerous visitors. For the projection mapping at the Niigata Prefectural Civic Center, video art based on the La Folle Journée de Niigata 2015 theme, "Passion -- Composers we Love" was used. A dance collaborative, Noism2 brought Lim Woobin, who is dancer-in-residence with Noism, for his first live performance in Japan. The entertainment continued with performances from a range of Japanese, Chinese, and Korean artists.
Forty-two entries from a total of fourteen countries and areas were in the International Projection Mapping Competition whose theme was "Cross / Kosa." Sixteen entries from a total of seven countries and areas which passed preliminarry judging were presented. The grand prize went to "Hyakki Yagyo (Night Parade of One-hundred Demons)" by Neba Studio from Macau of PRC. The Audience Prize, which was decided by visitors' votes, went to "Cross of Culture - Ukiyo-E-Do -" by One, a mapper from Japan. In addition to the competitors, three guest creators from overseas presented their spectacular works, which intrigued a lot of visitors and other creators. On the stage, the guest creators talked about their love for their works and circumstances of projection mapping in various countries. Also, KOHARU SUGAWARA, a dancer and choreographer got nine-thousand viewers excited with her dance with sharp movements, which was syncronized with the images of projection mapping.