I had been independent as a professional performer, however, of course I couldn't join in Cirque du Soleil immidiately.
The Yo-Yo technique as a world champion and the show technique as a professional performer are totally different things.
"Titles are brilliant, but contents are not accompanied". It was the real.
The place grow me was a shopping mall inside the Tokyo Disney Resort called "Ikspiari".
Luckyly, I could be a regular performer there and learned basics as a performer from the senior performers who co-star.
Another great opportunity was meeting and got advice from the juggler I was longing for, Mr. Viktor Kee.
He was appearing on the show "Dralion" by Cirque du Soleil and it was the trigger for me to adore Cirque du Soleil.
"Movement of body, harmony with music and creating atmosphere. This is the artistic performance. "I want to perform like him someday with the Yo-Yo ...!"
In 2007, he came to Japan to perform in the festival and I went to watch his show. At that time, I luckyly got a chance to talk to him Personally and even asked him to watch the video of my performance.
"Your Yo-Yo technique is wonderfu. But body movement is not good enough. You should learn dancing."
I had already understood that before then. If I stand on the stage as a performer, I need to polish my body movements. However, I escaped from that challenge because of my childhood experience, hate all the sports and exercises.
But this time, the charisma Mr. Viktor Kee gave me an advice.
As soon as I got back to Tokyo, I started to learn the ballet.
Honestly, I had some feeling of resistance because I was already 25 years old man and recognized myself not athletic.
There might be no meaning. Such a thought came to my mind often.
But at the time, I didn't know any other solutions to get closer to the dream. "I would do anything if there is possibility even 1%", I thought.
It had started with inflexible body and strange movements.
Two years later, when the movement came to be a little better, a big opportunity came over.