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.
- Water and Land Niigata Art Festival 20157月18日～10月12日
This was the third ‘Water and Land Niigata Art Festival.’ This time, its main stage for the exhibitions was "KATA (lagoon)," the symbol of water and soil which is the identity of Niigata. Various art-related projects as well as the exhibitons made people think about the linkage between themselves and their ancestors by visiting, learning and experiencing lagoons.
Furthermore, the art festival was the main event during the prime period of a year- long "Niigata, Culture City of East Asia 2015" to actively promote cultural exchange within the East Asian region including Japan, China and South Korea. The theme of the art festival was to draw the appeal of Niigata's unique history, culture and natural scenery, which has not been done anywhere else in the world. The total number of visitors for the festival was 775,266 during an 87 day period. Free admission might be a reason we attracted such a large number of people. It was good to see everyone enjoyed the event.