The theme is “Mai: Dance”. The history of dance in Japan goes back to the mythological age. Since then, numerous numbers of dances have been created. Through them, people can learn various things such as history, language, and culture. The Shinto music and dance, traditional folk art, bon festival dance, folk song, noh (traditional masked dance-drama), and other Japanese dances have been conveyed to this day after
being refined by adding new techniques in each age. This time, two short films were produced based on Mai (dance).
Nihon buyo is Japanese dance. However, unlike forms of Japanese art more closely associated with daily life. Nihon buyo is an independent performing art intended for the stage. Over a history of nearly four centuries, nihon buyo acquired its many faces, represented today in kabuki buyo based in the kabuki theatre, kamigata mai and kyo mai traditionally performed in more compact, and sosaku buyo or creative, original dancing.
Director/FX/Editor: Oliver Power
Music: Johnny Green (feat: Mammals)
Cinematography: Shinichi Maruyama
Exec Producer: Hitoshi Sagaseki
Producer: Mitsu Hagiwara
Geisha: Akiko Chubachi
Dancer/Choreographer: Kana Kimura
Makeup: Satomi Shiroma
Hair: Yusuke Katsuki
Costume Designer: Malisa Masala / Inhouse Atelier
Stylist: Jake / Inhouse Atelier
Gaffer: Tomoya Hara
Lighting Technician: Nodoka Yamagata
DIT: Jackson Notier
Post Production Assistant: Joe Sinopoli
Studio and Production Services: Biwa Studio
Many thanks to all those who helped out on this project!
Radio Taiso (ラジオ体操) are light and simple gymnastic exercises and dances to train muscles and to warm up. Regardless of age, people can do it to music and instructions from radio.You can see many neighborhood associations and schools around the nation do it in groups in the morning in parks and plazas, especially during the summer vacation period．