TPAM in Yokohama 2012 (Performing Arts Meeting in Yokohama 2012)

Organized by: Performing Arts Meeting in Yokohama 2012 Executive Committee
(The Japan Foundation; Kanagawa Arts Foundation; Yokohama Arts Foundation; Japan Center, Pacific Basin Arts Communication)


Following the TPAMiY Summer Session in August 2011, we continue discussions focusing on the performing arts “after 3/11” and involving viewpoints “from the outside” from Asia and the world. In addition, Next (Nevula Extra Support Inc.) organizes a discussion for performing arts presenters.

Feb 17 (Fri) 10:00–12:00
Yokohama Creativecity Center (YCC) 3F
TPAM Direction Directors’ Talk
Speakers: Akane Nakamura (Executive Producer, precog Co., Ltd. / Executive Board, NPO Drifters International), Yukako Ogura (Director, AI.HALL / Itami Culture Foundation), Katsuhiro Ohira (Director, ST Spot), Masashi Nomura (Producer, Komaba Agora Theater), Hiromi Maruoka (Performing Arts Meeting in Yokohama Secretariat)
Moderator: Yusuke Hashimoto (Program Director, KYOTO EXPERIMENT)

Feb 18 (Sat) 10:00–12:00
Yokohama Creativecity Center (YCC) 3F
*Pass not required (admission free).
What is the Skill of Presenters, and for What the Fees are Paid to Them?
In cooperation with: Next (Nevula Extra Support Inc.)

Feb 18 (Sat) 16:30–18:30
Yokohama Creativecity Center (YCC) 3F
*Pass not required (admission free).
About a Year since the Great East Japan Earthquake: the Power of Art that Has been and will be Needed—the Activities of Alios Iwaki Performing Arts Center and ARC>T (Art Revival Connection TOHOKU)
Speakers: Yuko Maeda (Project Department, Alios Iwaki Performing Arts Center), Mikasa Chida (Art Revival Connection TOHOKU Secretariat), Kohta Suzuki (engeki Design Guild/Facilitator, Setagaya Public Theatre), Akira Kashiwagi (Non-profit organization Theater Department/Facilitator, Setagaya Public Theatre)
Moderator: Masayoshi Yahagi (Educational Development Department, Setagaya Public Theatre)
Organized by: Setagaya Arts Foundation, Performing Arts Meeting in Yokohama 2012 Executive Committee
Produced by: Setagaya Public Theatre

Feb 19 (Sun) 12:00–14:00
Yokohama Creativecity Center (YCC) 3F
*Admission ¥500 at door (admission free for TPAM Pass holders).
What is an “Accident” of a Nuclear Power Plant? Part 2
“The Smooth Criminal Called “Nuclear Power Plant”—Can’t Stand It Anymore”


Kentaro Takahashi (Music Critic / Music Producer / Board Member, APAST),
Music critic, music producer, the producer of a music streaming website “ototoy,” a board member of a non-profit organization APAST. Born in 1956 in Tokyo and graduated from the Faculty of Social Sciences at Hitotsubashi University. After traveling in Jamaica in 1982, he started to work as music critic, and an anthology of his critical writings Ongaku no Mirai ni Yomigaeru Mono (what is revived in the future of music) was published in 1991, which was republished as Pop Music no Yukue (the future of pop music) in 2010. In 2004, he organized symposia against the revision of the Copyright Act and was summoned as a witness to the Diet. In 2007, he organized a signature campaign against restarting operation of the Kashiwazaki-Kariwa Nuclear Power Plant with collaborators including Ryuichi Sakamoto.

Ayumu Yasutomi (Professor, Institute for Advanced Studies on Asia, The University of Tokyo)
Starting from question on the lack of reality in economics, he went through theoretical economics, East Asian history, dynamical systems, anthropology, environmental issues and field work on Huangtu Plateau, and discovered the fundamental relationship between cybernetics and Eastern philosophy. Currently he aims to establish “social ecology” as a new study that is useful for people to decolonoze their souls to survive. Among his recent publications are Ikiru Gihou (technique for living) and Genpatsu Kiki to Todai Waho—Bokansha no Ronri, Giman no Gengo (the nuclear power plant crisis and the mode of speech of the University of Tokyo—bystanders’ logic and deceptive language).

Speed Networking

Feb 16 (Thu) – 18 (Sat) 11:30–13:00
BankART Studio NYK 2F

A program for one-to-one meetings on 10-minute shifts with Japanese and international presenters and festival directors. An opportunity to enhance network among TPAM in Yokohama participants!

*Reservation needed. We send a reservation form to participants specified below.
*Condition of participation: Presentation Program exhibitors, TPAM Showcase exhibitors, 1-Week Pass participants

Participating presenters (as of February 1, 2012)
Akiko Takeshita (Producer, Performing Arts, Yamaguchi Center for Arts and Media [YCAM], Japan)
Alberto Ligaluppi (Director General, Complejo Teatral de Buenos Aires, Argentina)
Alvin Tan (Artistic Director, The Necessary Stage Ltd., Singapore)
Bilqis Hijjas (Dance Programme Director, Rimbun Dahan, Malaysia)
Cheng Duanzi (Independent Dancer & Choreographer, Performing Arts Event Organizer, China)
Chiaki Soma (Program Director, Festival/Tokyo, Japan)
Christophe Slagmuylder (Director, Kunstenfestivaldesarts, Belgium)
Hoong Ian Chow (Group Theatre Manager, Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre, Malaysia)
Jeannie Park (Executive Director, Padepokan Seni Bagong Kussudiardja, Indonesia)
Jitti Chompee (Director, 18 Monkeys Dance Theatre, Thailand)
Katsuhiro Nakatomi (Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse Number 1, Japan)
Kenesei Edina (Curator of International Affairs, National Theater, Hungary)
Maria Malkina (Deputy Director General, Chekhov International Theatre Festival, Russia)
Masayoshi Yahagi (Educational Development Department, Setagaya Public Theatre)
Naoyoshi Fujita (Director, The Museum of Art, Kochi, Japan)
Nevenka Koprivšek (Artistic Director, BUNKER, Slovenia)
Ngo Thanh Phuong (Choreographer/Program Director, Vietnam)
Pavla Petrova (Director, Arts and Theatre Institute, Czech Republic)
Tran Ly Ly (Instructor, Ho Chi Minh City School of Dance, Vietnam)
Yasuyo Kondo (Chief Program Coordinator, 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa)
Yoahen Kim (Producer, Doosan Art Center, Korea)
Yota Kageyama (Theatre Manager, Kanagawa Arts Theatre, Japan)
Yusuke Hashimoto (Program Director, KYOTO EXPERIMENT, Japan)

Petit coin de France / Ice breakers

Geared to programmers from around the world, the Ice-breakers allow the artists to present their artistic approaches and projects. This recipe gives artistic teams, individual talktime with programmers; if they wish, they can also show excerpts from their previous shows.
The format allows initial contacts and enables small groups of programmers to meet several artists and exchange with them.
In an intimate and helping discussions space, several directors and choreographers, among the most promising of the French scene, will present their projects.
The meetings are organized in such a way that, in the course of the afternoon session, small groups can go from one salon to another, meeting and engaging in direct, individual exchanges with several artists. Presenters have to arrive at 13:30pm and to stay 2 hours to meet the artists who will attend “Petit coin de France.”

Dates: February 17 (Fri), 18 (Sat) 13:30 - 15:30
Venue: Yokohama Creativecity Center (YCC) 1F, café space
Organized by: Onda French Office for Contemporary Performing Arts Circulation, Institut franco-japonais de Tokyo et Yokohama, Performing Arts Meeting in Yokohama 2012 Executive Committee
In partnership with: Institut français