The SETOUCHI CIRCUS FACTORY introduced its “Associate Artist” system in 2020.
Under this system, a small number of artists who the SETOUCHI CIRCUS FACTORY wishes to encourage (as a general rule, artists whose activities are based in Kagawa Prefecture) are selected and their activities given the SETOUCHI CIRCUS FACTORY’s backup, receiving priority with regard to the provision of training facilities, creative support, and performance/workshop job opportunities.
In addition, the profiles of Associate Artists are displayed on the SETOUCHI CIRCUS FACTORY’s official website, together with their individual numbers and links to videos of their performances. Technical riders are prepared in both Japanese and English with the cooperation of the SETOUCHI CIRCUS FACTORY, assisting these artists to promote their activities overseas as well.
Associate Artists and SETOUCHI CIRCUS FACTORY are partners collaborating together to promote projects and achieve further contemporary circus development.
From early childhood through until university graduation, Aki Yoshida dedicated herself to competitive gymnastics, subsequently going on to join the world of entertainment. In addition to aerial arts, she has studied dance, drama, and various other forms of physical expression.
Aki’s artistic activities cover a diverse range of genres including concerts by Ayumi Hamazaki, Hiromi Go, and other musical artists; National Cultural Festivals; expositions, theatrical performances, Bunraku (Japanese Puppet Theater) performances; television commercials; music videos; and brand parties. She has also performed widely overseas, including as a MGM COTAI Resident Aerial Artist and in the La Vigne France Tour and Finland x Japan Exchange Project in Finland, and she is registered with the Cirque du Soleil Artist Bank. In addition to performing, Aki is also active as an instructor and choreographer.
Aki Yoshida ”kingyo” Short Version
Aki Yoshida “kingyo” full version
Photograph copyright of Aichi Hirano
Born in Niigata Prefecture
Mizuki Noseyama began studying classical ballet in her early childhood and joined the ABC-Tokyo Ballet Company after graduating from high school. She subsequently studied at the Performing Arts Institute (P.A.I.) for one year.
Mizuki has performed in a variety of stage, recitation, and impromptu performances including the works of Kazuhiro Nishijima, Kimiho Hulbert, the Tarinof dance company, Yasuyuki Endo, Hiroshi Koike, Yoko Ando, and the Strange Kinoko Dance Company.
Mizuki is currently based in Kagawa Prefecture and has widened her field of vision to include contemporary circus, exploring forms of expression that transcend the genre of dance.
Born in Osaka, currently based in Kagawa.
Kento began to perform Juggling from seventeen years old. He was impressed with the performance of the street Juggling performer in a video, and then he has started to have a dream to be a circus performer. Kento entered Sori International Circus School and trained hard on juggling skills and the physical abilities. After graduation, he was based in Osaka, then he currently moved in Kagawa Prefecture to widen and deepen his ability.
He has also performed in Tainan Street Art Festival “Sakariba”, DAIDOGEI WORLD CUP IN SHIZUOKA, French Circus Focus 2021 “Fierce 5” at Setagaya Public Theater.