Online workshop and performance: ‘Dance Oto’ and ‘We Belong’

Online workshop and performance:

‘Dance Oto’ and ‘We Belong’

by Matsumoto Takeshi

 , dance performer and choreographer from Japan.  

[As part of BICT on(line) the MOVE 2021]

Workshop: Dance Oto
[Date-time]14 November 2021 (Sun) / 15.30-16.30 hrs. (GMT+7).
[Language] Japanese with Thai and English interpretation
[Suitable for] kids 3 years old plus and their families
[Number of participants] 20 families
[platform] Zoom meeting  
[Free of charge]

Performance: We Belong
[Date] available from 5-14 November 2021
[Duration] 7:06 min
[Suitable for] kids 3 years old plus and their families
[Platform] VDO on-demand at
[Free of charge]

Bangkok International Children’s Theatre Festival 2021, with the support of the Japan Foundation, Bangkok, presents online workshop and performance, created by Matsumoto Takeshi, a Japanese inclusive dance artist.

The workshop will be on Sunday 14th November from 15.30-16.30 hrs. (GMT+7) and the performance will be from 5-14 of November via online platform.

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Workshop:Dance Oto
A dance and drawing workshop for children aged over 3 years old and their families. ‘Oto’ means ‘sounds’ in Japanese. In this workshop, Takeshi Matsumoto invites family participants to listen to the sounds of the violin Takeshi plays and respond to the sounds playfully through drawing and moving which will help children develop their movement, musical and creative skills. This is another fun activity that encourage families to spend time together and create a unique art piece that belongs to your family.

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Performance: We Belong
We Belong is a contemporary dance film, made with and for stateless children in Thailand, exploring their sense of belonging, identity and growth. This film aims to help vulnerable children and young people to have agency and visibility, reaching out to wider audiences on the global level to raise awareness of the stateless people.

Matsumoto Takeshi
founder of Seven Circles

Matsumoto Takeshi is a Japanese inclusive dance artist, performer and choreographer. He is also a qualified dance movement psychotherapist, having experience in working with children with autism and learning disabilities both in the UK and Japan. Growing up in Japan, his practice both in life and performing art is influenced by 和-Wa, harmony, peacefulness, quiet and contentment ways of living and balancing with others and environment.
On a local level, he has been engaged with dance projects for and with children and adults with learning disabilities (SLiDE, Icandance, RADiate) and people living with dementia (working with another artist, Beatrice Allegranti) in the UK. On a global level, he has led dance projects for families who survived nuclear disaster in northern Japan and stateless refugee children in Thailand collaborating with other artists.

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Bangkok International Children’s Theatre Festival
BICT team, a small group of theatre practitioners and arts managers, has been delivering high quality performing arts experiences to children and families in Thailand since 2016. Now, they are back to entertain, inspire and amaze with this year’s the first all-digital edition BICT on(line) the MOVE, taking place on 5-14 November 2021 on As BICT Fest 2021’s focus is on theatre and children’s creative development, leading up to the festival was a 2-day webinar in September that examines the relationship between theatre and education in a range of contexts. From imaginative performances to artistic workshops and stimulating artist talks and panel discussions, the festival is sure to move and excite both the young and their grown-ups. Highlights include brand new productions by Thai artists and innovative work by international artists. This year, BICT on(line) the MOVE is inviting you to tap into your imagination, journey to different ‘virtual schools’ – ranging from puppetry, storytelling, dance, and magic performances to arts and craft workshops. Moreover, all of the programs this year are FREE OF CHARGE!

Organized by the Bangkok International Children’s Theatre Festival 2021 with support from the Japan Foundation, Bangkok

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