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Fascinated by balloon art, Kick began working mainly in the Tokai region in 2015, before coming back to her hometown Hakodate in 2019. She has developed a variety of styles and skills will keep you coming back for more. Lighthearted and with talk and dance, her show full of smiles makes her a delightful performer no matter the time or place!
From whatever angle you look, what you appear to see is a genuine, and mysterious, statue. Bald Yamada usually plies his performances in Tokyo, mainly in Asakusa and Ueno, but he sometimes also travels around Japan. He has performed at events such as countdown parties at theme parks, the Street Performers World Cup in Shizuoka, and lunch-shows at the Disney Ambassador Hotel. We welcome him back to WMDF: make sure to check out what mysterious new moves this statue will bring to Motomachi Park.
Lithuanian folk-rock band Atalyja will join the lineup for WMDF 015. Formed in the autumn of 1998, Atalyja (“The rain is coming”) have a core repertoire of sutartinės (polyphonic archaic songs – glees), which are ingeniously combined with an eclectic mix traditional and modern instruments. Their visit to Japan is supported by the Lithuanian Council for Culture. Thanks so much.