02 APRIL 2020

Afterwork #1: An exceptional evening with Georges Baumgartner

In response to the Covid-19 epidemic currently hitting Switzerland, The Olympic Museum must resolve to cancel the Afterwork #1: Japan of Traditions of April 2, 2020.
We are sorry for this decision and count on your understanding. A new appointment with Georges Baumgartner will be communicated to you later.
As a reminder, the recommendations of the Federal Council: https://www.newsd.admin.ch/newsd/message/attachments/60565.pdf

Japan, a country rich in traditions has always fascinated and today the Museum invites you to enter into this magic for a multi-sensory evening!

On the programme:

  • Discussion with G. Baumgartner and B. Raison: Japan in the run-up to the Games

Two former correspondents from RTS and Libération au Japon respectively will be on hand to answer all your questions about this unique country. A chance to learn more about Japanese history and culture.

7-8 p.m. – Galerie

  • Mini-visit of the “Sport X Manga” exhibition with a TOM coach

Delve right to the heart of the Olympic values in 20 minutes max. to discover the incredible influence of sports manga on Japanese society.

6-9 p.m., every half-hour – starts in TOM Café

  • Furoshiki workshop – with Cre-ako

© Cre-ako

Learn to master this traditional folding technique, used in Japan to wrap gifts and transport everyday objects. The first 100 participants get to go home with a furoshiki cloth, hand made by our instructor!

6-9 p.m., non-stop with one private workshop per hour – Galerie

© Matthieu Zellweger Haytham –REA

Are you a sake connoisseur? Learn to appreciate the subtleties of this beverage with a sake master and get your taste buds tingling.

6-9 p.m. – TOM Café

  • Haiku writing workshop – with Dimitri Rataud

Learn how to write these short Japanese poems, rooted in nuance and emotion. The three best poems of the evening will be performed by interpretive dancers from La Manufacture School of Performing Arts.

Dimitri Rataud, author of Japan and Love – Pippa 2019

6-9 p.m. – Galerie

© Mathilda Olmi

Three dancers will put on an interpretative dance performance of three poems written by haiku workshop participants during the evening. It promises to be a memorable experience.

9-9.30 p.m. – Galerie

  • Set by DJ Yoshizawa Dynamite

© DJ Yoshizawa Dynamite

Come and enjoy this set by Japanese DJ Yoshizawa Dynamite as he seeks to revive wamono, a unique Japanese blend of funk, soul and groove. A guaranteed treat for the ears.

9.30-11 p.m. – Galerie

Free access to all activities; food and drink sold separately.

At the TOM Café menu: a range of Japanese food and beverages to share with friends and family.