KAMIYAMA

Original Work/Magic & Pantomime

KAMIYAMA

Japan’s preeminent pantomime master. Formed pantomime duo Pantomanga with Chu-san in 1986. Followed a win at the Street Performer World Cup’s Japan Cup in 1997 with a win at the world championship a year later. Since then, he has appeared in Cannes International Advertising Festival Grand Prix-winning web advertising for UNIQLO’s UNIQLOCK in 2008 and on countless television programs.

Yūsaku Mochizuki

Projection Diabolo

Yūsaku Mochizuki

A Diabolo performer from Shizuoka, Japan, Mochizuki first gained attention by winning big at the 68th Annual IJA Juggling Festival in 2015. He also performed in the Cannes International Film Festival Awards Ceremony and the 40th Anniversary Banquet for the 1964 Tokyo Olympics as a member of enra, a performance group combining video, dance, and juggling. Mochizuki also made an appearance on America’s Got Talent in 2019, where he earned a standing ovation and high marks from the judges.

Mizuki Shinagawa

Aerial Silk

Mizuki Shinagawa

An aerial performer from Tokyo. First entering the world of aerial performance at age 14, she began studying aerial tissue performance at renowned professional circus school École Nationale de Cirque in Quebec in 2015. She was the first ever Japanese aerial artist to place at the Cirque de Demain circus competition when she took bronze in 2019. Recently, she has performed with world-famous acts like Cirque du Soleil, Cirque Éloize, and the 7 fingers.

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Chinese Pole/Cube

Gregory McElroy

Born in the American Southwest and currently residing in Las Vegas, Nevada, McElroy is a Chinese Pole, Cyr Wheel, and Cube specialist. In addition to appearing on tour for Cirque Mechanics and Zippos Circus, he has appeared in the circus-fashion collaborative event Circus Couture, world famous magician David Goldrake’s Imaginarium, and Aerosmith’s Deuces are Wild Las Vegas residency on the Las Vegas Strip.

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Chinese Pole

Ariel Anne Mosier

From the state of Colorado, Ariel Anne Mosier joined the circus world after time in the fields of gymnastics and dance. Specializing in Duo Chinese Pole, Solo & Duo Cyr Wheel, and acrobatics, she has toured with the Zippos Circus and Cirque Mechanics circus companies. In 2019, she performed in Lunaro, a celebration of Hollywood film and film art, and legendary American rock band Aerosmith’s new residency show Deuces are Wild.

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Cyr Wheel/Trampoline Wall

Hugo Noel

Passionate for travel and adventure after growing up on a yacht in his youth, Noel first encountered the circus in Canada and received a Swiss tour offer while paying off his tuition by serving as a coach and trainer at circus school. Since then, he has worked with circus companies around the world, including the world-famous Cirque du Soleil. He is also the founder of two award-winning, world-acclaimed companies: the show and production creator Catwall Acrobats and Circus Concepts, a prop design company harnessing world-class mechanical engineering for circus performance production.

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Wall Trampoline

Jean-Denis Roy

Born in Canada’s Quebec province, Jean-Denis Roy first became interested in acrobatics at the age of 12 and took to learning the art of parkour. Roy’s interest in the trampoline was sparked in Motreal, where the wall trampoline inspired new creativity. In 2013, joining the team at Catwall Acrobats led to an appearance in the Monte Carlo International Circus Festival. Since then, Roy has earned praise for appearances in shows across the world, including performances with Cirque du Soleil.

Music

ANALOGIX

Sporting their trademark white suits and performing live shows with comedic flair, this next generation instrumental band performs music with an overwhelming techno-rock sound. They released their first EP RI-MAN TIMES digitally in August 2015. In August 2016, their second EP RI-MAN SKILL was released digitally. They garnered much attention with their performance in Texas at the music and technology festival SXSW in the official showcase JAPAN NITE.

Mimetronics

Mimetronics

A new style of pantomime that incorporates magic, moving images, sonic effects, electronic engineering & more.

Newspaper Contortion

Newspaper Contortion

A salaryman contortionist pulls a wide range of bizarre poses while reading his newspaper.

Cyr Wheel

Cyr Wheel

A dynamic, twisting form of body art featuring masterful utilization of a large-sized ring.

Aerial Strap

Aerial Strap

Beautiful, graceful aerial acrobatics performed on a strap hung from the ceiling.

Cube

Cube

A vibrant, acrobatic performance with a giant cubic frame.

Duo Chinese Pole

Duo Chinese Pole

Fiery acrobatics performed by a pair of performers who scale a vertical pole in a gravity-defying manner.

Projection Diabolo

Projection Diabolo

A cutting-edge performance featuring masterful tricks on a Chinese diabolo synchronized to high-impact visuals.

Wall Trampoline

Wall Trampoline

Gravity-defying acrobatics using trampolines to scale walls, illuminated by impressive projection mapping.

Kaneoya Sachiko

Illustrator

Kaneoya Sachiko

Illustrator of fetishistic acrylic paintings feature mostly male subjects mainly active in gallery exhibitions. The colorful, humorous, sensual illustrations featuring and the normally stoic Japanese working male in situations ranging from the mundane to the twisted and bizarre have attracted a significant following both in Japan and abroad.

The Night Culture Discovery and Creation Subsidy Project by Osaka Prefectural GovernmentThe Night Culture Discovery and Creation Subsidy Project by Osaka Prefectural Government