Meet UniCircle Flow, AGT’s Japanese Unicycle Dance Group

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UniCircle Flow is a unicycle dance group that traveled from Japan for their audition. They quickly dropped the jaws of the America’s Got Talent judges with their single act. Riding a bike is hard enough, let alone a dance-size unicycle.

The description of this historic Japanese act is “land figure skating”. This group strives for recognition of unicycle dance performance and its athletes. Kenichi Ebina launched UniCircle Flow and picked top performers in Japan. People in this group are champions and runners-up in national competitions.

This group of unicycles took the HERT stage for the first time on June 8th and I’m still trying to figure out how they do their act. I really have no idea how they are able to stay so balanced while dancing on their unicycles.

Meet UniCircle Flow Leader Kazuhiro Shimoyama

According to the UniCircle Flow management website, they are led by Kazuhiro Shimoyama. He is a two-time unicycle world champion, former interim unicycle world champion and has 30 years of unicycling experience.

Shimoyama joins the group by leading in the foreground, participating as a coach, and acting as a choreographer. Although their initial audition only had four people, there are actually 12 people normally in the group.

He shared a photo of the group on his Instagram on August 6. This photo was from their last rehearsal in Japan before heading to the United States for the live shows.

On a separate post shared on the group’s founder’s page, we now know that all of UniCircle Flow is in America for live shows, and it doesn’t look like Shimoyama is joining the group.

How long has this band been together?

Prior to auditioning for AGT, UniCircle Flow did mostly local performances. They have 1,400 subscribers on YouTube, but they are represented by Lin Quest Inc. While it doesn’t seem like they have a large following, each individual member has their own personal hits that they bring to the group. Some of the members have even worked around the world at Cirque du Soleil.

Their Facebook page has been around since April 14, 2021 and their Instagram has been around since April 26. Since both of these social media accounts are so new, it’s possible the group is extremely new or just new to social media. Anyway, I think they will gain a lot of followers after their performance on Tuesday night.

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Corey Cesare
Corey Cesare is a content writer and YouTube host at Talent Recap. With a love of all things pop culture and an unhealthy obsession with reality TV (especially Catfish The TV show), she earned her Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Film/Screen Studies from the University from New York State to Oswego in 2021. Corey left his Rochester, NY roots to join the team in New York. In her spare time, she enjoys photographing astronomy, nature and portraits and coming up with film ideas that she hopes to turn into a film one day.




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