British Council: Ise City Residency Programme 2019 – 20

Following more than 600 submissions, the British Council invited six UK-based artists all specialising in different art-forms to take part in a unique artistic research residency in Ise City in Japan. Company Director, Nicole Vivien Watson was one of the six artists selected. The residency provided a unique look into the beauty of Japanese culture and its traditions including exclusive access to one of the most prestigious Shinto shrines in Japan, which is not normally open to the public. This residency was part of our UK in Japan 2019-20 programme and is a joint initiative between the British Council and the British Embassy Tokyo. In collaboration with the Department of Industry and Tourism Ise City.

 Nicole Vivien Watson meeting and dancing with Suzuka City’s Deaf Dragons. British Council: Ise City Residency Programme 2019-20

 Nicole Vivien Watson with Suzuka City’s Deaf Dragons. British Council: Ise City Residency Programme 2019-20