Okinawa street performers establish staffing agency RPC to allocate performers

Okinawa street performers establish staffing agency RPC to allocate performers

On July 13 at Ryukyu Shimpo in Ameku, Naha City, “Eikel Jackson” (right), “JJ” (Junji Nakasone), and “Clown Fanky!” advertised Ryukyu Performers Connection.


July 14, 2016 Ryukyu Shimpo

In April, the Ryukyu Performers Connection (RPC) agency was set up to allocate dancers, street performers, artists and other performers in Okinawa to various events. The agency will be a single point of contact for event managers and performers to negotiate casting for events. This will be more efficient than in the past, when individual performers had to be contacted.

The RPC will also focus on promoting talented performers who have not yet had much chance to perform. It was set up when a group of Okinawan performers decided to band together to make it easier for event managers and performers to connect.

Twenty-five groups including talented balloon artist “Clown Fanky!” and impersonator of Michael Jackson “Eikel Jackson” belong to the new agency. RPC has already sent performers to the Okinawa International Film Festival.

Representative of RPC Junji Nakasone, who acts as basketball performer “JJ,” says, “Although it has been said that entertainment in Okinawa is weak, there are many great performers. If we advertise Okinawan performance well and promote it as a brand, it will become a new Okinawan attraction.”
URL of Ryukyu Performers Connection is http://rp-connection.com/

(English translation by T&CT and Megumi Chibana) 

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