Board members 2020
|Representative Director||Michiko Tanaka|
|Director||Hideki Kato（Chairman of Shikoku-mura / a historical
open-air museum in Takamatsu）
Yukiko Manabe（CEO of Fuji Construction Corporation）
Kazuyuki Konishi（CEO of Konishi Kikaku Co.Ltd.,）
|Advisor||Toshinori Yagi（Lawyer at Aomi International Law Offices）|
|Audit||Yasumasa Ygagi（CEO of TAKAMATSU-KOTOHIRA ELECTRIC RAILROAD Co.,Ltd.）|
Representative director of Setouchi Circus Factory (SCF)
Member of Circostrada Network
Core member of Circus Asia Network (CAN)
Born in Hokkaido. Sher encountered contemporary circus in 2004 when she was working for Hokkaido Shimbun Press as an event producer.
Deeply impressed by circus artists who live simply with their bodies and their passion for the creation, she decided to quit the press in 2007 to make research and publish the first Japanese book specialized in European contemporary circus. She published “Circus ni Aitai – Invitation for the Contemporary Circus” with a support from French Embassy in Japan.
After working for important artistic festivals as Echigo Tsumari Art Triennale in 2009 and Setouchi Art Triennale in 2010, she moved in Kagawa Prefecture to start her own activities for the development of contemporary circus in Japan. She found “Setouchi Circus Factory (SCF)” in 2012 and since then, SCF create constantly shows with Japanese artists and artists from other countries and the artistic creations are still axis of SCF’s activities.
The specificity of SCF is that they try to give birth a new and unique culture in the region by working regularly with inhabitants as long-term activities. The mission of SCF is to inquire values within people and local societies about which they have never been conscious. For us, the contemporary circus is not only an artistic genre, but also the best tool to bring new vision and encounters in the society.