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●Networking Meeting with Art Centers / Festivals of the United States (with volunteer interpreter)

Venue: Kanagawa Kenmin Hall 6F Conference Room
Date: February 17 (Thu) 10:00-12:00

This meeting will be an opportunity to meet presenters from festivals and art centers in the US that are known for innovative and international activities and to individually talk with them about possibility of tours or co-productions. The participants can look for partners through discussions in small groups on missions, aims, needs and obstacles to overcome.

Vallejo Gantner (Artistic Director, Performance Space 122)
Charles R. Helm (Director, Performing Arts, Wexner Center for the Arts, The Ohio State University)
Arnold Malina (Chief Programming Officer and Artistic Director, Flynn Center for the Performing Arts)
MK Wegmann (CEO and President, National Performance Network)
Martin Wollesen (Director, University Events Office, UC San Diego)
Peter Taub (Director of Performance Programs, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago)
Erin Boberg Doughton (Performing Arts Director, PICA [Portland Institute for Contemporary Art])
Andrew Wood (Executive Director, San Francisco International Arts Festival)
Kyoko Yoshida (Executive Director, U.S./Japan Cultural Trade Network [CTN])

Organized by: Performing Arts Meeting in Yokohama 2011 Executive Committee

●Possibility of Live Streaming in Performing Arts (with English-Japanese simultaneous interpretation)

Venue: Kanagawa Kenmin Hall, Seminar Space in the Booth Presentation venue
Date: February 17 (Thu) 13:00-15:00

Yoko Shioya (Artistic Director, Japan Society)
Manami Yuasa (Head of Arts, British Council Japan)
A speaker will be invited from YCAM (Yamaguchi Center for Arts and Media).
*See the Booth Presentation page for information about YCAM.

Moderator: Yasuo Ozawa (Producer / Representative, Japan Performance/Art Institute)

In recent years, video sharing services such as Ustream and Stickam that require only internet connection and a camera for live broadcasting have been very popular. As seen in real-time broadcasting of concerts or discussions, these services have been diverse in the field of culture. In this seminar, we focus on theatre, dance and performance in terms of contents, and discuss examples and new possibility of streaming.

Organized by: Performing Arts Meeting in Yokohama 2011 Executive Committee

Yoko Shioya
Yoko Shioya became Director of Performing Arts at Japan Society in New York in 2003, and Artistic Director in 2006. 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. In 1998, her first book, New York: How the City and Its Artists Coexistwas published from Maruzen Publishing Co. She holds BAs in musicology and dance history from Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music.

Manami Yuasa
After graduating from Sophia University, Manami joined PR Department of Leed Exhibitions Japan which organises international trade shows. She then moved to the Japanese independent film distribution company and was in charge of marketing and promotion of commercial film release at the Theatrical Marketing Department. In 1995 Manami joined Arts team at the British Council Japan office, the UK’s international organisation for educational opportunities and cultural relations, and took up the current post in 2005.

Yasuo Ozawa
He established a planning/producing company “precog” in 2003 and retired from it in 2008, and in the same year he established Japan Performance/Art Institute. He produces contemporary dance, contemporary art, contemporary theatre, media arts and music with no regard to the boundaries among preexisting genres. Among his recent works are “HARAJUKU PERFORMANCE +Special” at Laforet Museum, “21st Century Lecture” at 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, “Super Japanese Performance Theory” at Bigakko, “Blackout Expo” as the opening performance of International Festival for Arts and Media Yokohama, “Postmainstream Performing Arts Festival 2010,” “LAFORET SOUND MUSEUM 2010” and “Out of Place, Out of Time, Out of Performance” at Nam June Paik Art Center in Korea.

●The Aims of TPAM Direction (with English-Japanese simultaneous interpretation)

Venue: Kanagawa Kenmin Hall, Seminar Space in the Booth Presentation venue
Date: February 18 (Fri) 10:00-12:00

Akane Nakamura (Executive Producer, precog Co., Ltd. / Executive Board, NPO Drifters International)
Yukako Ogura (Director, AI.HALL / Itami Culture Foundation)
Masashi Nomura (Manager, Seinendan Theatre Company and Komaba Agora Theater)
※See the TPAM Direction pages for their profiles.
Moderator: Hiromi Maruoka (Director, Performing Arts Meeting in Yokohama 2011)

Casual talk by the three directors of this year’s TPAM Direction on the context of the contemporary performing arts works that they presented in the programs, what the concept and perspective of “programming” are for them.

Organized by: Performing Arts Meeting in Yokohama 2011 Executive Committee

●The Current of Korean Contemporary Performing Arts and Its Future (with Korean-Japanese consecutive interpretation)

Venue: Yokohama Creativecity Center (YCC) 1F
Date: February 18th (Fri) 17:30-19:30

Speaker:Inza Lim (Artistic Director, Seoul Marginal Theatre Festival / Independent Producer in Contemporary Performing Arts Field)
Moderator:Sachio Ichimura (Chairman, NPO Arts Network Japan)
Interpreter: SeungHyo Lee (Faculty of Music, Graduate School of Music, Tokyo University of the Arts)

Inviting Inza Lim, Artistic Director of Seoul Marginal Theatre Festival who has been active in and outside of Korea, this seminar introduces the cutting-edge current of performing arts in Korea, Korean artists who are active in the world, and problems and prospects around them.

Organized by: Performing Arts Meeting in Yokohama 2011 Executive Committee
Cooperated by: Arts Network Japan (NPO-ANJ)

Inza Lim
Inza Lim worked at Seoul Marginal Theatre Festival as Assistant Executive Director in 2004, Executive Director since 2005, and became Artistic Director in 2010. As Independent Producer, Inza Lim has worked with such artists as Geumhyung Jeong, Whajung Kang, Visual Theatre Company CCOT and Creative VaQi, and such overseas venues or festivals as Chapter Arts Centre and its “Experimentica,” Aberystwyth Arts Centre, and St Donats Art Centre in Wales and Physical Theatre Festival in Tokyo. She has also made researches on contemporary arts scene at Home Works in Lebanon (2008), Kunstenfestivaldesarts in Belgium (2007), Tanzplattform in Germany (2008), Mexico Encounter 2009, Asian Conversations 2010 etc.

Sachio Ichimura
Chairman, NPO Arts Network Japan; Chairman, Festival/Tokyo Executive Committee; General Director, Kawasaki Art Center; Management, Yokohamabashi Art picnic TOCO; Associate Professor, Department of Music Creativity and the Environment, Tokyo University of the Arts. He specializes in planning and producing of performing arts programs and management of nonprofit organizations. He was Administrator of Sankai Juku, President of Theater Television Co., Ltd. and Director of Tokyo International Arts Festival.

●Whereabouts of Imagination―Architecture of Stories (with English-Japanese simultaneous interpretation)

Venue: BankART mini
Date: February 18 (Fri) 16:00-17:30

Duncan Speakman (Artist)
Ryota Kuwakubo (Media Artist)

Coordinator: Katsuhiro Ohira (Director, ST Spot Yokohama)

Two exceptional media artists UK and Japan, who have been exploring works and artistic expressions as tools for communication with others, talk about prospects of digital media’s compatibility in their works and influence that people, space and places have on works.

Organized by: British Council; Japan Center, Pacific Basin Arts Communication
Cooperated by: Performing Arts Meeting in Yokohama 2011 Executive Committee

Duncan Speakman
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.

Ryota Kuwakubo
Born in 1971. Completed the Master’s Program in Art and Design, Plastic Art and Mixed Media, University of Tsukuba, and graduated from Art and Lab course, International Academy of Media Arts and Sciences (IAMAS). He started to create works mainly utilizing electronics in 1998. His theme is relationships generated on the various boundaries between analog and digital, human and machine, or senders and receivers of information. Among his works are Bitman (co-creation with Meywa Denki), Video Bulb, PLX, and Prepared Radios. He established his unique style called “Device Art” through creating devices that are not specifically designed to offer experience but are complete devices, which can relate to contexts of each player. The Tenth Sentiment (2010), another experimentation in a non-device form, won the Excellence Prize in the Art Division at the 14th Japan Media Arts Festival.

Katsuhiro Ohara
Born in Osaka in 1971. After graduating from Tama Art University and working at a university and professional school, he started working at ST Spot in 2006 and took part in the establishment of Steep Slope Studio. He has been the director of ST Spot since 2008, focusing on contemporary dance and engaging in productions, support for young artists and organization of workshops for audience development.

●The Cultural Policy of the City of Bordeaux through the PACT (Plan d'Ame´nagement Culturel Territorial) and the EVENTO Biennale (with consecutive interpretation)

Venue: Kanagawa Kenmin Hall, Seminar Space in the Booth Presentation venue
Date: February 19 (Sat) 10:00-12:00

Speaker: Brigitte Proucelle (General Director of Cultural Affairs, the City of Bordeaux)

The cultural policy of Bordeaux is to propose, among others, a diversity of experiences in the field of education and artistic practice in new forms of work and active participation of citizens and artists, adapting solutions for the specificity of the region and the people and drawing inspiration also from international experience.
Brigitte Proucelle proposes to introduce to professionals gathering at TPAM the Territorial Cultural Development Plan (PACT) on one hand and EVENTO, an artistic and urban biennial event of which first edition was held in 2009 on the other. These two innovative projects have been carried out in Bordeaux in order to energize the territory in response to both the development and the necessary structuring of the artistic sector and the proximity of artistic excellence to the locals.

Organized by: Institut franco-japonais de Tokyo et Yokohama, Performing Arts Meeting in Yokohama 2011 Executive Committee

Brigitte Proucelle
Brigitte Proucelle joined the French Association for Artistic Action attached to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1991 as Program Manager for the sector of theatre and then large-scale exhibitions. From 1995 to 1998, she established and directed the service of decentralized cooperation. Between 1998 and 2007, she was appointed Cultural Attache´ in Portugal and then in Japan. Since September 2007, Brigitte Proucelle has been General Director of Cultural Affairs of the City of Bordeaux. Brigitte Proucelle is also an active member of the Association of Directors of Cultural Affairs of Large Cities of France, and a founding member of the Association of Directors of Cultural Affairs of Aquitaine.

●Battersea Arts Centre on Skype!(with English-Japanese simultaneous interpretation)

Venue: BankART NYK 1F / BankART Mini
Date: February 18 (Fri) 18:00-20:00

David Jubb (Joint Artistic Director, Battersea Arts Centre) ※Participation via Skype
Koshino Sanuki (Production Manager, Bunkamura)
Yumina Kato (Director, Steep Slope Studio)

Moderator: Tatsuya Ito (Representative, Gorch Brothers, Ltd. / Producer)

Battersea Arts Centre in South London has been carrying out various projects that let audience and artists actively participate such as ONE ON ONE Festival that is designed for each individual audience. A young theatre producer, who was inspired by the relationship between this theater and the locals and artists, moderates this real-time Skype discussion.

Organized by: British Council; Japan Center, Pacific Basin Arts Communication
Cooperated by: Performing Arts meeting in Yokohama 2011 Executive Committee

Tatsuya Ito
Born in 1974 in Chiba Prefecture. Graduated from the School of Letters, Arts and Sciences II, Waseda University. He participated as producer in Asagaya Spiders led by the playwright/director Keishi Nagatsuka when he was a student. After working at R・U・P CO., LTD., he incorporated Asagaya Spiders and established Gorch Brothers, Ltd. that he represents. In addition to projects of Asagaya Spiders, he has been engaging in Magokoro Ichiza, projects produced by PARCO and productions by The Globe Tokyo.

David Jubb
He served as Venue Director at Central School for Speech and Drama, founded an independent producing company Your Imagination, and has been Artistic Director since 2004, Joint Artistic Director and Chief Executive since 2008 at Battersea Arts Centre, which redeveloped the town hall in South London and is known as a place for experimental performing arts. He has been particularly active in producing participatory works and organizing programs that encourage dialogues around artists and practitioners.

●HAU―Experimental Art Space in Berlin (with German-Japanese consecutive interpretation)

Venue: Kanagawa Kenmin Hall 6F, conference room
Date: February 19 (Sat) 16:00-18:00

Speaker: Sonja Hildebrandt
Interpreter: Makiko Yamaguchi

This seminar provides an insight into the Berlin based venue HAU that combines three theatres (HAU 1, HAU 2, HAU 3). The artistic director Matthias Lilienthal and his crew have pulled the colossal feat of giving the tripartite theatre a program, profile and dynamic of its very own. Every year, HAU is presenting 120 independent projects from Germany and abroad. The work of HAU rarely stays within the limits of the genre theatre and dance, but opens the houses to other formats and discourses. This idea of theatre will be illustrated by videos and photos of characteristic projects. Furthermore, HAU is presenting three performances within the “Contemporary Little Theatres of the World vol.1―Germany” program.

Organized by: NPO Drifters International, Performing Arts Meeting in Yokohama 2011 Executive Committee
Co-organized by: Goethe Institute Japan
Special cooperation: Botschaft der Bundesrepublik Deutschland
Cooperated by: Hebbel am Ufer
Coordination support: precog

Sonja Hildebrandt
Born in Berlin in 1980. From 2000 until 2005 Studies of Social and Cultural Sciences at European University Viadrina Frankfurt (Oder), Germany and at University of Valenciennes and Hainaut-Cambre´sis, France. While studying, internships e.g. at press agency Pauw & Politiky and at Kontext Kulturproduktionen in Hamburg. From 2004 until 2006 assistant to Canadian video artists Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller for several projects, e.g. Ghost Machine, The Walk Book, Forty Part Motet. Since 2006 assistant to managing and artistic director of HAU, Matthias Lilienthal. Project manager for several HAU projects such as Berlinale Talent Campus and Forum Expanded, Asia-Pacific Weeks Tokyo Shibuya: The Next Generation, IETM Conference Berlin, Dries Verhoeven’s Niemandsland.

●The Present and the Future of Festivals (with English-Japanese simultaneous interpretation)

Venue: Yokohama Creativecity Center (YCC) 1F
Date: February 20 (Sun) 10:30-12:30

Bernard Faivre d'Arcier (Former Director, Avignon theatre and dance Festival)
Hugo De Greef (Cultural Entrepreneur, European House for Culture)
Akira Tatehata (President, Kyoto City University of Arts)

Moderator: Shintaro Fujii (Professor, Faculty of Letters, Arts and Sciences, Waseda University)

Inviting three panelists who have served as director for prestigious art festivals, this session reconsiders the current situation and roles to be played of festivals. The discussion will be on a wide range of issues such as what effects the increase in the number of festivals has on the aims of festivals, what the difference between the roles of festivals and the roles of permanent theaters or museums has been or should be, or what kind of cultural policy the governments and municipalities are required to conduct.

Organized by: Collaborative Research Center for Theatre and Film Arts, Theatre Museum, Waseda University (Research Project “Creation in Performing Arts and Its Environment in/outside Japan”), Institut franco-japonais de Tokyo et Yokohama, Performing Arts Meeting in Yokohama 2011 Executive Committee

Bernard Faivre d'Arcier
He left E´cole nationale d’administration in 1972 to join the Ministry of Culture, and served as director of the Avignon Festival for two periods (1980-1984 and 1993-2003). He was cultural advisor to the prime minister (1984-1985), and launched the television channel La Sept in 1986. He organised events celebrating the bicentenary of the French National Assembly in 1989, and was also the head of Theatre and Performance Art Department at the Ministry of Culture (1989-1992), the director of the Centre National du The´a^tre (1993-1998), Commissioner for the Hungarian cultural Season in France (2001) and the Polish cultural season (2003). For the past years, he has worked as a consultant with festivals, municipalities and governments under the name of BFA-Conseil. He is currently Chairman of the Board of “Les Biennales de Lyon,” a double-face event devoted to dance and visual art, and Chairman of “Metz-en-scene,” a large regional institution devoted to music.

Hugo De Greef
Born in 1953 in Belgium, Hugo De Greef has been working for various performing arts festivals and venues in Belgium and prepared the “Flemish wave” in performing arts, which hit the world since 1980s. He is notably the founder and the director (1977-1997) of KAAITHEATER, Brussels, co-founder of the Flemish performing arts magazine ETCETERA, general manager (1998-2003) of BRUGGE 2002, cultural capital of Europe, and the general manager (2007-2010) of the art centre FLAGEY, Brussels. He has also been very active in advocacy for cultural policy on Flemish, Belgian and European levels. He is the co-founder of IETM, the co-founder of the ‘European house for Culture’, the secretary-general (2004-2008) of the European festival association (EFA).

Akira Tatehata
Born in Kyoto in 1947. Graduated from Waseda University. After working as Chief Researcher and later Director at National Museum of Art, Osaka, and as Professor at Tama Art University, he has been President of Kyoto City University of Arts since this year. He has also served as Commissioner of the Japanese Pavilion of Venice Biennale and as Artistic Director of Yokohama Triennale and Aichi Triennale. As a poet, he won Rekitei Award with Yohaku no Runner and Jun Takami Award with Zero Degree Dog.

Shintaro Fujii
Born in 1971, Shintaro Fujii is professor in Theatre and Film Studies, Waseda University and is also the director of the two research projects at Theatre Museum, Waseda University. He is a specialist of the esthetics and institutions of contemporary performing arts, especially in the francophone world and Japan. He is the co-editor of The Key Words in Theatre Studies, of The´a^tre/Public, no. 198, 《 Sce`nes francaises, sce`nes japonaises : allers-retours 》, co-translator in Japanese of Christian Biet and Christophe Triau, Qu’est-ce que le the´a^tre? and of Fre´de´ric Martel, De la culture en Ame´rique.

●Creative City Yokohama Seminar / Mash-up Meeting in TPAM
Exploring the Possibility of the City and Its Creativity―Examples of Yokohama and Portland
(with English-Japanese simultaneous interpretation)

Venue: Yokohama Creativecity Center (YCC) 1F
Date: February 20 (Sun) 14:00-17:00

Erin Boberg Doughton (Performing Arts Director, PICA)
Sumiko Sato (Creative Director / Copy Writer)
Masashi Sogabe (Architect / Joint Director, MIKAN / Professor, Department of Architecture, Faculty of Engineering, Kanagawa University)

Coordinator: Naomichi Kurata (Professor, Department of Design in Architecture and Urbanism, Kogakuin University / CEO, Studio URBAN HOUSE, Inc., Architects & Planners)

This seminar studies examples of PICA, which has been utilizing the urban spaces for artistic activities, and of creators who have been working based in Yokohama that can be references for young players who want to engage in art and community building.
PICA (Portland Institute of Contemporary Arts) offers contemporary art programs though Time-Based Art Festival (TBA Festival) annually held in September and other projects, working on activation of community and building of art community, and covering most of the art genres. PICA has invited such artists as Eiko & Koma, YUBIWA Hotel, Fuyuki Yamakawa, and Offsite Project (Yukio Suzuki and Zan Yamashita) from Japan.

Organized by: Yokohama Arts Foundation
Co-organized by: Yokohama City APEC & Creative City Headquarters
Produced by: Japan Center, Pacific Basin Arts Communication
Cooperated by: Performing Arts Meeting in Yokohama 2011 Executive Committee

Erin Boberg Doughton
Has worked on PICA’s performance and residency programs since its inception in 1995. She is part of the curatorial team for PICA’s annual TBA (Time-Based Art) Festival which features artists working in performance, media, visual arts and hybrid forms. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of the National Performance Network and is part of NPN’s Performing Americas Curators group. She is a hubsite advisor for the National Dance Project and regularly serves on artist selection and grant panels for organizations such as Creative Capital, On the Boards’ Northwest New Works Festival and the Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation.