Nagoya University and Consulate of Canada Joint Talk Event: 'The Attractiveness of Cirque du Soleil' on January 11, 2017 (Advance Registration Required)

Cirque du Soleil is a Canadian entertainment organization composed of about 4,000 artists and staff members from over 50 countries.

The integration of performances that push the limits of human capabilities with their high artistic qualities has drawn high praise from around the world, and their most recent performance in Japan, "Daihatsu Totem," is currently showing in Nagoya.


On this occasion, Nagoya University will invite Cirque du Soleil's artistic director, Neelanthi Vadivel, and one of its Japanese performers of Totem, Umihiko Miya. They will introduce the attractiveness of Cirque du Soleil from a multilateral perspective, including the culture of Canada and anecdotes related to the performance.


Please take this opportunity to listen to talks from the female director and the Japanese artist, who play active roles in a global entertainment company.


Date & Time

January 11 (Wed), 2017  From 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

(Doors open at 6:00 p.m.)                        


Toyoda Auditorium, Nagoya University Higashiyama Campus

Intended Attendees

General public, including children at elementary school age and older.  (Elementary school students need to be accompanied by parents or other adults.)


Japanese (partly in English) with Japanese-English consecutive interpretation


To register, please click the following:

(in Japanese)

Capacity: 800 people (Preliminary registration is required. Registration will be closed when the capacity is met.)



Opening Address

Seiichi Matsuo (Nagoya University President)

Chenier La Salle (Consul and Senior Trade Commissioner, Consulate of Canada in Nagoya)

Video Show introducing Cirque du Soleil


Neelanthi Vadivel (Artistic Director)

Umihiko Miya (Artist/Performer on Totem)


Neelanthi Vadivel

Umihiko Miya

Yukiyo Hoshino (Professor of the Graduate School of Languages and Cultures, Nagoya University)

      (Specialty: Chinese Ballet and Gender)

Questions and Answers with Attendees

Facilitator: Ken Machida (Professor of the Graduate School of Letters, and Director of the Institute of International Education & Exchange, Nagoya University)