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“Daidogei World Cup in Shizuoka 2014” Opens on Oct. 31

SHIZUOKA, Japan, Oct. 17 /Kyodo JBN/ —

Shizuoka City

"Daidogei World Cup in Shizuoka 2014" Opens on Oct. 31

Shizuoka City will hold "Daidogei World Cup in Shizuoka," a major international event of street performances, from Oct. 31 to Nov. 3, 2014. A total of 95 teams of world-class street performers from 19 countries will compete in the fifth annual festival, one of the largest of its kind in Asia. During the festival, the entire prefectural capital city will turn into a theater for various kinds of street performances.

This year’s festival will showcase the performances of the two international teams which won the 2012 and 2013 Street Artists World Cups as well as local performers competing for the Daidogei Japan Cup to be held this year after an interval of three years for a berth in the World Cup. Street performers, some wearing popular face paint and others showing off spectacular areal acts and enjoyable walking acts at night, will give visitors experiences of truly fun-filled street performances.

* Daidogei World Cup in Shizuoka: http://www.daidogei.com/english/

* Venue
Sumpu Castle Park and various locations of Shizuoka City
(10-minute walk from JR Shizuoka Station, Aoi Ward, Shizuoka City)
Suruga Ward Satellite(Central Square Shizuoka)
Shimizu Ward Satellite(S-Pulse Dream Plaza)

Performances will be held at about 38 locations across the city.

* Date
October 31(Friday)to November 3(Monday & National Holiday)

* Performances
World Cup Department(14 teams)
"On" Department (38 teams including 12 teams who will also compete in the Japan Cup department)
"On" Department Walking Street Performance (12 teams)
"Off" Department (28 teams)
Special Program(1 team)
Special Guests(2 teams)

*Note: "On" Department by invited performers; "Off" Department by voluntary performers

* Fees
Free(except for Premium Stage)

* Premium Stage
Specially arranged venue in Sumpu Castle Park. Please visit our website for information on fees.

* Guidebook
550 yen per copy. Please visit our website for information on purchase.

Source: Shizuoka City