15th EUROPEAN NIGHT OF MUSEUMS
For the second year in a row, the Musée de la Chasse et de la Nature has awarded its Museums Night to the winners of Villa Kujoyama in Kyoto. The evening's program is freely inspired by DainichidoBugaku (literally “important day of dance, music and song”), a set of dances performed by the inhabitants of the small Japanese village of Hachimantai on the second day of each year, in the form of a wish of happiness for the New Year.
It is therefore to an immersion in the choreographic works of the winners of the Villa Kujoyama that the Museum Night audience is invited this year, between live performances throughout the museum rooms and video recordings in its auditorium. Villa Kujoyama, built in 1992 by architect Kunio Kato, is today one of the oldest and most prestigious artistic research residency programs in Asia. Villa Kujoyama is an establishment of the cultural cooperation network of the Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs. Reporting to the French Institute in Japan, it benefits from the support of the Bettencourt Schueller Foundation, which is its main sponsor, and the French Institute. This 15th Museum Night is an opportunity to continue with festive brilliance the partnership initiated in 2016 between the Hunting and Nature Museum and Villa Kujoyama.