“School Workshop Performances in Matsumoto” by Ryosuke Inada
June 22, 2015
Our School Workshop Performances in Matsumoto, Nagano, are coming to an end soon. Every day we meet a lot of children at each school we visit. I really treasure all of the encounters we have with the school kids every day.
My aim is to give a performance each time that makes all the kids, both the bubbly ones and shy ones alike, want to give us all a handshake or high five as they leave the performance. I want our visit to make them want to say, “See you again!” to us as we part ways.
I have realised that to make this happen, it is not just my performance that is important, which of course has to be good. I have to also mind the way I act in front of them and the way I talk to them in between each piece. They notice everything.
Children are very open and they give us a lot of power and energy. I think it is important for me to stand before them with openness and honesty. I want to return their energy with the sound and power of my own performance.
School Workshop Performances
“Hello Kodo” Small Ensemble Performance
July 20 (Mon), 2015 Kashiwazaki City Performing Arts Center Art Forêt, Kashiwazaki, Niigata