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On the "Public" and "International" Nature of Performing Arts
It is not only in Japan that the arts including performing arts have been going through changes. This conference is for active theatre practitioners and festival directors of Japan and other countries to discuss what roles performing arts should play in the society and the world now, and the future roles of performing arts markets, including TPAM that has been organized for 14 years as a place for national and international performing arts practitioners to physically meet, as "marketplaces" and as "platforms" to come will be explored through the three sessions
HIRATA Oriza vs. OKADA Toshiki Serial Session vol. 1
What Have We Achieved, and Where are We Moving toward?
― What is the True Public Theater?
●March 1st [Mon] 10:00-12:00／Large Meeting Room, Tokyo Metropolitan Art Space (5F)
HIRATA Oriza vs. OKADA Toshiki Serial Session vol. 2
What Have We Achieved, and Where are We Moving toward?
― Far from Japanesque
●March 2nd [Tue] 10:00-12:00／Large Meeting Room, Tokyo Metropolitan Art Space (5F)
Speakers: HIRATA Oriza [Representative, Seinendan / Playwright / Director /Professor,
The Graduate School of Osaka University]
OKADA Toshiki [Representative, chelfitsch / Playwright / Novelist]
Moderator: MARUOKA Hiromi [Director, Tokyo Performing Arts Market]
The Future of Arts Markets
― Toward the Establishment of International Platforms that are beyond "Host-and-Guest" Relationships
●March 1st [Mon] 13:30-15:30／Large Meeting Room, Tokyo Metropolitan Art Space (5F)
Mary Ann DeVLIEG [Secretary General, IETM]
Frie LEYSEN [Curator, Theater der Welt 2010]
Tang FU KUEN [Dramaturg / Producer, Singapore/Thailand]
SHIOYA Yoko [Artistic Director, Japan Society, New York]
Moderator: SOTA Shuji [Professor, Atomi University / Secretary General, Japanese Centre of International Theatre Institute (ITI/UNESCO)]
Born in Tokyo in 1962. He founded his drama company "Seinendan" when he was an university student. After he graduated, the company started to work based at Komaba Agora Theatre, and he established his "contemporary colloquial theater theory." His play "Tokyo Notes" received the Kishida Drama Award in 1995. His plays have been performed and published in various countries, especially in France. Recently he has been involved in education and research in communication design, and more than 300,000 young people have been creating theatre pieces at schools through his workshop method every year, since 2002 when the method was employed in the Japanese reader of junior high schools. He has also been a Cabinet Secretariat Consultant since October 2009.
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Born in 1973 in Yokohama. The name of his company "chelfitsch" is a coinage that expresses an infant and unclear pronunciation of the word "selfish." His play "Three Days in March" received the Kishida Drama Award in 2004. Since 2007 when the company had its international debut at Kunstenfestialdesarts, it has created "Free Time" as an international cooperative production in 2008 and "Hot Pepper, Air Conditioner, and the Farewell Speech" in 2009, touring in Japan and internationally around 20 cities a year. He has also been directing and writing for projects that are commissioned by national public theaters. The first collection of his novels "Watashi Tachi ni Yurusareta Tokubetsu na Jikan no Owari (The End of the Privileged Time that We were Entitled to)" received the second OE Kenzaburo Award.
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●Mary Ann DeVLIEG
Born in United States and now living in Brussels, she has been Secretary General of IETM since October 1994. Holds a Master's Degree in European Cultural Policy from the University of Warwick, UK. Her professional career include cultural manager in California, New York, London and the South West of England specialising in production, presentation, diffusion, development of performing arts, and in funding institutions. Taught cultural management training and has initiated several training programmes for artists and arts managers. Teaches, advises and speaks frequently on cultural policy, cultural networking, international and European culture issues. Winner of the EU “Individual” Prize, 2007: Year of Workers’ Mobility” for her life long contribution to mobility of art and artists.
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The Belgian festivalmaker Frie Leysen is the artistic director of Theater der Welt 2010. At a time in Belgium when the perennial conflict between Flemish and Walloon communities was escalating, she was both radical and successful in her use of art to foster integration and understanding. In 1994 she founded the multidisciplinary Kunstenfestivaldesarts in Brussels, which she ran with great success for over ten years and developed into one of the most influential international festivals in Europe. In recent years, Frie Leysen's cultural researches have been focused primarily on the Arab world, where she curated the interdisciplinary festival Meeting Points 5, which presented artists working in theatre, dance, visual arts, film, video and music.
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●Tang FU KUEN
Tang Fu Kuen curated the Singapore Pavilion at Venice Biennale 2009 where artist Ming Wong won special jury mention. He co-organized the first IETM meeting in Asia (Singapore 2004) and will coordinate the next IETM meeting (Jakarta 14 - 17 June 2010) during the Indonesian Dance Festival. He has worked as a dramaturg, critic, and festival organizer, promoting contemporary dance and performance between Asia and Europe. He read media and cultural theory at University of London, literature and theatre at National University of Singapore.
Yoko Shioya became Director of Performing Arts at Japan Society in New York in 2003. Since joining the Society in 1997, she has expanded the collaborative projects with other American cultural organizations and universities to introduce Japanese performing artists, and launched new initiatives including artists' residency project and workshop series. Since 2005, she has taken additional directorship on Film Program Operations. Also known in Japan as a writer/researcher on the public and private arts support systems in the U.S. and Japan, she has been invited to speak at numerous symposiums, lectures, TV programs. In 1998, her first book, "New York: How the City and Its Artists Coexist" was published from Maruzen Publishing Co. She has been a regular contributor for arts columns on performing arts as well as visual art for Asahi Newspaper.
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After he had worked as publicity producer at the theatre department of Toho Co.,Ltd., he engaged in the management of Tokyo International Performing Arts Festival and Tokyo Performing Arts Market at Japan Center, Pacific Basin Arts Communication from 1990 to 1999. A professor at Atomi University since 2002. He has also been a committee member of an incorporated administrative agency "Expert Committee for Evaluation of the Japan Foundation" since 2004.
Director of TPAM since 2005. She coordinated the first meeting of IETM in Japan and directed International Showcase in 2008. She started "Postmainstream Performing Arts Festival" (PPAF) in 2003, and has been directing international programs of the festival, introducing such companies as PME and Forced Entertainment. As a producer, she has been producing projects such as Compagnie Marie Chouinard's Japan tours in 2005 and 2009.
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Reconsideration on Cities and the Arts
- In Search of New Relationship
March 3rd [Wed] 16:00-18:00 / Medium Meeting Room, Tokyo Metropolitan Art Space (5F)
Jude Kelly OBE [ Artistic Director of Southbank Centre /
Chair of the arts, education and culture committee for the 2012 London Olympics / Chair of Metal]
Andy FIELD [Director, Forest Fringe]
KAI Kenji [Director, NPO remo: record, expression and medium . organization]
KANAMORI Kao [Producer, THEATRE PRODUCTS]
NAKAMURA Akane [Executive Producer, precog]
Moderator: YOSHIMOTO Mitsuhiro [Director, Art and Cultural Projects, NLI Research Institute]
"The arts" including performing arts have always been trying to be flexible toward times and places. The arts, which are capable of creating novel points of view, generate unexpected encounters and networks and sometimes even change preexisting locations into museums or theaters. This is a panel discussion for exploring possibilities of new relationship between "cities and the arts," introducing actual examples.
●Jude Kelly OBE
Jude Kelly is the Artistic Director of Southbank Centre, Britain’s largest cultural institution since 2005. Jude founded Solent People's Theatre in 1976 and became the founding director of the West Yorkshire Playhouse where as Artistic Director and then CEO she established it as an acknowledged centre of excellence. Jude left the West Yorkshire Playhouse in 2002 to found Metal, artistic laboratory spaces in London, Liverpool and Southend. Serving as various important positions within cultural sector in UK, she is also a part of the ongoing framework for delivering the creative, cultural and educational aspects of London's Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2012. In 1997, she was awarded the OBE for her services to the theatre.
Andy Field is a writer, performance maker and curator. He has created strange encounters in unusual spaces at The Southbank Centre, BAC, the ICA and The Arches in Glasgow amongst others. He is co-director of Forest Fringe, an award-winning artist-led organisation supporting and presenting unconventional performance work across the UK. He is also a writer and commentator who regularly contributes to the Guardian newspaper’s theatre blog (blogs.guardian.co.uk/arts/author/andy_field/) as well as maintaining his own site at www.lookingforastronauts.wordpress.com.
Kenji Kai works for the arts non-profitable organizations as Director of NPO remo: record, expression and medium - organization, Board Member of NPO recip: regional culture information and projects and Board Member of Art NPO Link. He involves in the information design in cultural policy, plans and organizes the cultural projects. NPO remo aims to promote activities related to media art, to promote the use of moving image as a tool and to create a platform for people to meet and discuss the moving image in all its forms.
After working at Little more Co., Ltd., she established a fashion brand "Theatre Products" of which she is the director. Workshops organized by the company has toured Indonesia and Iceland as a part of exhibitions organized by The Japan Foundation, and one of the educational programs of Kyoto University of Art and Design. She also manages a CD label "Theatre Musica" producing such artists as HONDA Yuya (Chanchiki Tornade) and ABE Umitaro. She launched an art festival in Nasu called "Spectacle in the Farm" in 2009. A board member of NPO Drifters International since 2010.
The representative of precog Co., Ltd, a production company established in 2003 to seek new outline of physical expression in Japan. It manages national and international projects of OKADA Toshiki/chelfitsch, YASUMOTO Masako and YANAIHARA Mikuni/Nibroll. In addition, while promoting such projects as Azumabashi Dance Crossing and Spectacle in the Farm Nasu, it plans and produces performances in cooperation with Yokohama Triennale, The National Museum of Art, Osaka, Setagaya Public Theatre and Mori Art Museum. She was a program director of NPO ST Spot Yokohama until 2008, and established an NPO Drifters International in 2010.
Mitsuhiro Yoshimoto began his career as an architect in 1981, after studying urban planning at the Graduate School of Waseda University. He became a consultant and researcher in cultural fields in 1985 and studied arts administration at Columbia University in 1997. Since 1985, he has been engaged in international studies on cultural policy, research on the arts in education, master planning for cultural institutions, and consultation for public art projects. These latter include the development of National Arts Center Tokyo, Tokyo Opera City, and Setagaya Public Theatre. Mr. Yoshimoto also served as a consultant for the artwork projects at the Tokyo International Forum and the new headquarters building of Dentsu Inc. These projects rank among the top cultural developments over the past two decades in Japan. He is currently the Director of Arts and Cultural Projects at the NLI Research Institute, a member of the National Cultural Policy Committee, Chair of the Yokohama Creative City Development Committee, a member of Expert Committee of the Arts Council Tokyo, Vice Chairperson of the ST Spot Yokohama, and a board member of Arts Network Japan and Art NPO Link..
Japan Foundation for Regional Art-Activities Seminar
Further Outreach Possibility
～A Liaison between Culture/Art and Education/Welfare～
March 3rd [Wed] 10:00～12:00/Medium Meeting Room, Tokyo Metropolitan Art Space
Coordinator: YOSHIMOTO Mitsuhiro (Director, Art and Cultural Projects, NLI Research Institute)
Panel Members (in Japanese alphabetical order):
KARIYADO Toshifumi (Professor, Aoyama Gakuin University/President, Studio for Heuristic Learning Environments)
KONDO Ryohei (Leader, Condors/Choreographer/Dancer)
SAKURAI Satoji (Chairperson, Social Welfare Corporation Shuhokai)
TSUMURA Takashi (Producer, Japan Foundation for Regional Art-Activities)
Outreach programs in which artists are sent into regional schools and welfare facilities to conduct workshops and the like, have expanded the role of public cultural facilities while widely promoting culture and art in the regional communities. Such programs have received attention not only as a method to promote culture and art, but also as an effective approach in the field of education and welfare.
In this seminar, example cases of outreach programs carried out through liaisons with education and welfare sectors will be introduced, in order to look at the possibilities of culture and art in the future, how we could achieve them, and the points to keep in mind in the process.
※ Advanced reservation required to attend this seminar. We cannot accept reservations once the list is full. Please contact Japan Foundation for Regional Art-Activities Booth (Booth No. 47) for detail.
Mitsuhiro Yoshimoto began his career as an architect in 1981, after studying urban planning at the Graduate School of Waseda University. He became a consultant and researcher in cultural fields in 1985 and studied arts administration at Columbia University in 1997. Since 1985, he has been engaged in international studies on cultural policy, research on the arts in education, master planning for cultural institutions, and consultation for public art projects. These latter include the development of National Arts Center Tokyo, Tokyo Opera City, and Setagaya Public Theatre. Mr. Yoshimoto also served as a consultant for the artwork projects at the Tokyo International Forum and the new headquarters building of Dentsu Inc. These projects rank among the top cultural developments over the past two decades in Japan. He is currently the Director of Arts and Cultural Projects at the NLI Research Institute, a member of the National Cultural Policy Committee, Chair of the Yokohama Creative City Development Committee, a member of Expert Committee of the Arts Council Tokyo, Vice Chairperson of the ST Spot Yokohama, and a board member of Arts Network Japan and Art NPO Link.
After his 18-year experience in teaching at elementary schools, KARIYADO worked as a full-time lecturer at Daito Bunka University and a part-time lecturer at Tama Art University before moving onto his current position. He has taught students expecting to become teachers or interested in NPO activities, and has also founded Studio for Heuristic Learning Environments with his students, where he conducts creative workshops for children and works on study support for small-scale schools in depopulated regions, with an aim to encourage the children to “meet one’s own individuality.”
Born in Tokyo and brought up in South America, KONDO performs and tours with his company Condors not only in Japan, but also in various places around the world including North and South America. He won the Shuji Terayama Award of the 4th Asahi Performing Arts Award in 2004. He has also worked on television programs and music videos as a choreographer. In 2007, he made his acting debut in the NODA MAP production of THE BEE, a play with 4 cast which won multiple awards of Asahi Performing Arts Award including the Grand Prix. KONDO currently serves as a part-time lecturer at Yokohama National University as well.
As the director of special elderly nursing home Sakura-En, SAKURAI visited 56 nursing homes throughout the country, and has come to believe the possibility of a new welfare system by pointing out the problem in the field of social welfare, where management issues tend to be overlooked. He founded Sakura-En in 1984 after retiring from his former job as an active sales representative at an iron-work company. His remarks and activities incorporating CAPP (Companion Animal Partnership Program), music therapy, storytelling, picture letters, cosmetic therapy, and color birds have drawn attention from various sectors.
TSUMURA was in charge of planning for Play Guide Journal, an information magazine based in Osaka. In 1985, he launched the Ogimachi Museum Square project organized by Osaka Gas, and became the associate manager and producer of the venue. He has been working as the chief producer at Ai Hall in Itami, Hyogo Prefecture since 1987, and has been involved in activities of the Drama Department at Biwako Hall since 1997 as well. He belongs to Japan Foundation for Regional Art-Activities since 1995 as a producer of Arts Environment Division, and also serves as a chief producer at Kitakyushu Performing Arts Center where he has been totally producing both hardware and software aspects of the venue since 2000.
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The "Theatrical" Space that Permeates Cities― Interactive Performing Arts from the UK and Japan
March 4 [Thu] 10:00-12:00 / Tokyo Metropolitan Art Space, Large Conference Room
Moderator: SUMITOMO Fumihiko [Curator / Vice-Director, NPO Arts Initiative Tokyo]
Tassos STEVENS [Director, Coney]
Matt ADAMS [Co-founder, Blast Theory]
Duncan SPEAKMAN [Artist]
TSUKAHARA Yuya [Dancer, contact Gonzo]
In the time of economic crisis, excellent smaller-scale works with new presentation forms that are beyond preexisting performing arts have been emerging in the UK. Their "portability" and the fact that these works exhibit fascinations of theatre and dance in different ways from large-scale productions widely drawing attentions in many countries and regions outside the UK. This cutting-edge current of performing arts will be introduced through actual presentations of these works and discussed by artists and Asian presenters who are building network for this type of productions.
Presented and cooperated by: British Council
Born in 1971. Received his master's degree at the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences of Tokyo University (Culture and Representation Course, Department of Interdisciplinary Cultural Studies). He has been a curator at NTT InterCommunication Center and Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo. He planned such exhibitions as "Out the Window ― Spaces of Distraction" that introduced young artists of Japan, China and Korea, and "Art meets Media: adventures in perception" in 2004. With such an exhibition as "Beautiful New World" that toured in China in 2007, he was also involved in the promotion of Japanese contemporary art into the world. He directed International Festival for Arts and Media Yokohama in 2009. Among the books of which he is a co-writer are "21 Seiki ni Okeru Geijutsu no Yakuwari (The Roles of the Arts in the 21th Century)" (Miraisha, 2006) and "Curator ni Naru! (Become a Curator!)" (Filmart-Sha, 2009).
Tassos Stevens is a runner and co-director of Coney, rumoured to have been involved in most of their work. He did a doctorate in Psychology, was an award-winning theatre director and scratch producer of new theatre, before falling down a rabbithole. He's currently occupied in researching emotional resilience in teenagers for an interactive broadcast project, designing an audio-only iPhone game, developing an adventure for families, and plotting playful interventions in public spaces around the world. He blogs irregularly at allplayall.blogspot.com, and recently spoke at Playful ’09, Arts Council Decibel and RSA State of the Arts.
Matt Adams' first passion was theatre from the age of 13 as an actor and director. Acting credits include The Ghost Of Oxford Street directed by Malcolm McLaren for Channel 4. He co-founded Blast Theory in 1991 with a group of friends. Matt co-curated the Screen series of video works for Live Culture at Tate Modern in 2003 and curated the Games and War season at the ICA in London in 2003. He has taught widely on performance, new media and interdisciplinary practice at institutions and has presented at conferences across the world. www.blasttheory.co.uk/
Duncan Speakman is an artist based in Bristol, UK. His work examines how we use sound to locate ourselves in personal and political environments. Seeking out the poetics of the everyday, he creates socially relevant experiences that engage audiences emotionally and physically in public spaces. He is currently developing site-responsive soundwalks, street games and pervasive theatre works. He has been exhibited internationally (including ISEA, Navigate, M:ST, ArteAlmeda, Futuresonic, InBetweenTime). Since 2008 he has been an artist in residence at the Pervasive Media Studio, Bristol and he was selected to be part of the Vauxhall Collective 2009. http://duncanspeakman.net/
Born in 1979. He developed "contact Gonzo" through solemnly hitting and punching each other with his friends at a park and jumping from heights, and has been instantly and trashingly relating to cities and people based on this method. He has participated in Nanjing Triennale, Platform Seoul, International Festival for Arts and Media Yokohama, HARAJUKU PERFORMANCE+, Azumabashi Dance Crossing and other events. He will also participate in Roppongi Crossing in 2010. He received his master's degree in aesthetics at The Graduate School of Humanities of Kwansei Gakuin University. He is a management staff member of NPO Dance Box, and the attacking commander of a golden powder unit "New World Golden Finance."
An art unit formed by SEMBO Kensuke and AKAIWA Yae. Since 1996, they have been flexibly crossing between digital and analog, as well as the network world and the real world. They expose the relationship between technologies and users, working on a number of experimental projects that examine the impact that digital media impose on the contemporary society with humorous points of view and new approaches. They received Golden Nica award in the Net Vision section of Ars Electronica. The bases of their activities are Tokyo and exonemo.com.