A talk inviting the choreographer of BALABALA, the third Asian international co-production that TPAM has worked on. Following a screening of Cry Jailolo, which was presented at TPAM2015 and toured across the world, we hear from the artist about the context of the creation of BALABALA, which can be said to be its sequel.
Founder and artistic director for EkosDance Company, Eko Supriyanto is the leading Indonesian dancer and choreographer of his generation. His performance career spans major works, commercial productions and dance research projects. Cry Jailolo, Eko’s most recent major work received great acclaim and extensive tours throughout Europe, Japan Australia and Singapore. In connection to this work he has developed a discourse on Silent Tourism and performance research entitled The Future of Dance is Under Water.
Kei Saito (Performing Arts Administrator / Producer)
Born in Tokyo in 1974. In 2006, he moved to Tottori and took part in setting up BIRD Theatre Company and BIRD Theatre. He has overseen the management of venue, performances, festival and international projects at BIRD Theatre and BIRD Theatre Company. He has just left the company at the end of 2016. He is a board member of Open Network for Performing Arts Management (ON-PAM). He lives in Chizu Town, Tottori Prefecture.