Aoi Yamada

Japan

Monday 20th January 2020

Name?
AOI YAMADA

What do you do?
Dancer

Where are you from?
Nagano, Japan.

What’s the best gig you’ve ever been to?
I saw this on YouTube but the live clip of 'New York City Boys' by Pet Shop Boys was so fun to watch. I definitely want to muck into that stage.

Which subcultures have influenced you?
Fashion, I’m really into vintage clothes. It was interesting to see an old man at the Sunday market in London, selling fur coats and all. I like wearing my great-grandmother’s collection actually. Like, I want to inherit them from her to keep them alive.

Of all the venues you’ve played, which is your favourite?
I flew to Istanbul, Turkey for the music video for Nulbarich’s track called 'Voice' with Tomokazu Yamada as the director. It was in the autumn of 2018 and I don’t remember the exact name of the place but you’d get the idea if you watch the clip.

If you could be on the line up with any bands in history?
David Bowie. I can picture vividly in my head Bowie wearing the 'Tokyo Pop', the famous jump-suit by Kansai Yamamoto. I had a chance to wear a costume with the same pattern and went on stage as a statue of Aun at 'Japan Genki Project' produced by Mr.Yamamoto himself. Ah... I wish I wore it with him and we danced together.

If you could spend an hour with anyone from history?
I want to play in the park with a variety of musicians as I believe parks bring innocence to everyone. Let’s choose someone that I wouldn’t expect to see playing in the park… David Bowie.

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