Art & Culture

On the auspicious occasion of
130th Anniversary of Thailand - Japan Diplomatic Relations

WRECKING CREW ORCHESTRA & EL SQUAD
BEAT BUMPER
Directed by YOKOI

Multi award winning Japanese dance team
WRECKING CREW ORCHESTRA & EL SQUAD kindle Bangkok
with their perfect moves in electro-luminescent costumes!

[Venue] KBank Siam Pic-Ganesha Center of Performing Arts
(7th Floor Siam Square One)
[Date & Time] Saturday 18 & Sunday 19 February 2017
[Open] 19:00 [Start] 19:30
[Ticket] 1,300 / 800 / 500 / 300 (Baht)
www.allticketthailand.com

The YouTube sensation
with over 40 million views

The Japan Foundation, Bangkok, with the support of the Embassy of Japan in Thailand, Japanese Association in Thailand and the Office of Contemporary Art and Culture, Thailand’s Ministry of Culture, proudly presents a dance entertainment performance WRECKING CREW ORCHESTRA & EL SQUAD in “BEAT BUMPER” Directed by YOKOI in 18 – 19 February 2017 in Bangkok on the auspicious occasion of the 130th Anniversary of Thailand – Japan Diplomatic Relations.

WRECKING CREW ORCHESTRA (WCO) is the first and foremost dance entertainment crew in Japan, spearheaded by YOKOI, an extremely talented street dancer with a plethora of awards. Since their establishment in 2003 in Osaka, they have been pioneers in the street dance scene, by constantly working on bringing their artistic vision to a higher level on stage. WCO’s star continued to rise with EL SQUAD, a spin-off crew also created by YOKOI. The dance moves in their signature electro-luminescent costumes became a YouTube sensation with millions of views. Their skyrocketing popularity led them to perform at various venues all over the world, ranging from a Television commercial to Arts Festivals including George Town Festival in Penang, Malaysia.

Their original hip-hop dance routines by multi award winning dancers are, yet, even without flashing lights, strong enough to realize the artistic value of choreography in street dance. You will surprisingly witness that dance (with or without light) can be a key element in the feature length (90 mins) stage performance of “BEAT BUMPER”, which is widely acclaimed as one of the highest achievements of YOKOI’s creation/direction up to now.

WCO is also keen on promoting mutual friendship between Japan and the other countries by performing on the occasions of commemorable years including in Yangon, Myanmar for 60th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Myanmar and Japan, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia for 40th Year of ASEAN-Japan Friendship and Cooperation both in 2014. The producer of WCO says that all the dancers in WCO are glad and honored to be able to come to Thailand for 130th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Thailand and Japan.

The performances will be held at KBank Siam Pic-Ganesha Center for Performing Arts (7th floor of Siam Square One) from 19:00 on Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 February 2017. Tickets in special price from 1,300 Baht (to commemorate 130th anniversary) to 300 Baht are available at Counter Service corners in every Seven Eleven stores and website at www.allticketthailand.com. There will be special dance workshops by WCO/EL SQUAD dancers. Stay tune at the Japan Foundation, Bangkok’s Facebook page for more updates.


Artist profile

WRECKING CREW ORCHESTRA

Members (for Bangkok performance):
YOKOI / DOMINIQUE / SHOHEI / BON SAWADA / U.U

EL SQUAD

Members (for Bangkok performance):
SHINGO / TAKUYA / SHIORI / SUMAKO / Yuu NARISE / JIN / YUMA / MAHO

Selected recent feature-length stage performances:
  • COSMIC BEAT in Tokyo and Osaka, Japan (October 2013)
  • BEAT BUMPER in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (February 2014)
  • BEAT BUMPER in Tokyo, Japan (August 2014)
  • BEAT BUMPER inOsaka, Japan (January 2015)
  • DOOODLIN’ in Tokyo, Japan (April 2015)
  • BEAT BUMPER inManama, Bahrain (August 2015)
  • Red JAW and Black BEARD in Osaka, Japan (October 2015)
  • BEAT BUMPER inKobe, Japan (March 2016)
  • ILL-EGAL ABIL-ITY in Osaka, Japan (May & July 2016) and Tokyo, Japan (September 2016)
  • Hug Fag Fun in Osaka and Tokyo, Japan (November 2016)

Showcases and performances abroad in:
Australia, Belgium, France, Germany, Indonesia, Italy, Kazakhstan, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, Spain, Turkey, the UK, the US. (in alphabetical order)

Event Summary
 
Date & Time
Saturday 18 & Sunday 19 February 2017
Doors open                       19:00
Performance starts             19:30
 
Venue
KBank Siam Pic-Ganesha Center of Performing Arts
(7th Floor Siam Square One)
 
Ticket
1,300 / 800 / 500 / 300 (Baht)
www.allticketthailand.com

Facebook: WCO Bangkok

Contact
Ms. Siree Riewpaiboon (siree@jfbkk.or.th) / Ms. Chigusa Tomita (tomita@jfbkk.or.th
The Japan Foundation, Bangkok
10th Fl. Serm-Mit Tower, 159 Asoke-Montri Road, Bangkok 10110
Tel: 02-260-8560~4              Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jfbangkok/
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/137228363444241/


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