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Festival/Tokyo (F/T) is an international performing arts event where diverse values across nationalities, generations and genre interact with and inspire each other to forge new possibilities.
  The F/T14 Main Program, in addition to work by virtuoso contemporary theatre artists, also features mid-career creative talents attracting attention now in the fields of theatre, dance, art and music, all helping to make a program of new work true to the collaborative spirit of a festival.
  This year sees the inauguration of the Asia Series, a new program utilizing original research and a range of networks. For its debut season, the series will showcase Korean dawon, the crossover arts that have been developing in Korea since the 2000's. Alongside F/T14's new work by emerging artists from China and Myanmar, the series will consider the currents of Asian performing arts today.
  As well as stage performances, the diverse programming includes an opening work in Ikebukuro Nishiguchi Park by PROJECT FUKUSHIMA!, a symposium, film screenings, talks, and more.

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F/T14 Lineup

“Festival Fukushima! @Ikebukuro Nishiguchi Park”
Direction: Otomo Yoshihide + PROJECT FUKUSHIMA! [Japan]
 11/1 (Sat) – 11/2 (Sun)

“The Valley of Astonishment” Théâtre des Bouffes du Nord
Text, Direction: Peter Brook, MH Estienne [France]
 11/3 (Mon) – 11/6 (Thu)

“Rashomon | Yabunonaka”
George Ibrahim (Al-Kasaba Theatre) (Artistic Director) [Palestine] + Yukari Sakata (Direction) [Japan] + Mé (Stage Design) [Japan] + Kaku Nagashima (Dramaturgy) [Japan]
 11/5 (Wed) – 11/9 (Sun)

“The Rite of Spring”
Momoko Shiraga (Direction, Choreography) + Yuko Mohri (Stage Design) + Yasuno Miyauchi (Music) [Japan]
 11/12 (Wed) – 11/16 (Sun)

“Invisible Neighbors (inspired by ‘8’)”
Text, Direction: Kaori Nishio [Japan]
 11/13 (Thu) – 11/16 (Sun)

“The Cherry Orchard” Mikuni Yanaihara Project
Text, Direction: Mikuni Yanaihara [Japan]
 11/13 (Thu) – 11/17 (Mon)

“Mr. Creature”
Hirokazu Morikawa (Choreography, Cast) + Itaru Sugiyama (Stage Design, Costumes) [Japan]
 11/15 (Sat) – 11/24 (Mon)

“He said/She said”
Direction, Performance: Moe Satt [Myanmar]
 11/19 (Wed) – 11/24 (Mon)

“Ghosts 2.0” Théâtre du Rêve Expérimental
Direction: Chong Wang [China]
 11/22 (Sat) – 11/24 (Mon)

“Ravens, We Shall Load Bullets” Saitama Gold Theater
Text: Kunio Shimizu, Direction: Yukio Ninagawa [Japan]
 11/23 (Sun) – 11/26 (Wed)

“Farewell to Nuclear Robot Mutsu: Soldiers of Love” Watanabe Genshiro Shoten
“Moshi-ita – What if the manager of a high school baseball team called in an Aomori itako shaman?”
Text, Direction: Seigo Hatasawa [Japan]
 11/28 (Fri) – 11/30 (Sun)

Asia Series Vol.1: Korean Dawon Arts

“From the Sea”
Concept, Direction: Hyunsuk Seo [Korea]
 11/3 (Mon) – 11/7 (Fri)

“The Conversations” Creative VaQi
Concept, Direction: Kyungsung Lee [Korea]
 11/14 (Fri) – 11/16 (Sun)

“10 Years in 1 Minute”
Concept, Choreography: Jeeae Lim [Korea]
 11/13 (Thu) – 11/16 (Sun)

Film Series: “Twisting the Knife – Christoph Schlingensief’s Art of Social Perturbation”

Symposium: “Diversity in Art”

“Thinking About Performing Arts Management” 3 Night Talk Series

Discover Atelier (lectures and exhibits about Main Program events)

Tickets on general sale from September 28th, 2014

Early bird discount: All general tickets 30% off between September 20th and September 27th!
Ticket information announced in early September


Festival/Tokyo 2014 (F/T14)
Period: November 1st (Saturday) to November 30th (Sunday), 2014
Venues: Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre, Owlspot Theater, Nishi-Sugamo Arts Factory, Theater Green, Asahi Art Square, etc.
Organizers: Festival/Tokyo Executive Committee, Toshima City, Toshima Future Culture Foundation, NPO Arts Network Japan (NPO-ANJ)
Produced in association with Japanese Centre of International Theatre Institute (ITI/UNESCO)
Asia Series co-produced by the Japan Foundation
Sponsored by Asahi Breweries, Ltd., Shiseido Co., Ltd.
Endorsed by Ministry of Foreign Affairs, GEIDANKYO, Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre
Supported by Arts Council Tokyo
(Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture)
Supported by the Agency for Cultural Affairs, Government of Japan in the fiscal 2014

Information correct as of July 10th, 2014 (includes some details still TBC)


May 25, 2014
Festival/Tokyo 2014 Internship Program: Applications now open

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