Festival/Tokyo Performing Arts Festival launching from Tokyo
A packed line-up of Japanese and overseas productions presenting the cutting edge of the international performing arts, as well as encounters with the unique forms of expression being created in Japan today. It continues F/T's re-inquiry into the fundamentals of drama and fiction, seeking out new forms of narrative for the world today.
Back to Back Theatre / Bruce Gladwin [Australia] Japan Première
"Genzaichi" by chelfitsch / Toshiki Okada [Japan]
Indonesia Theatre of Studio / Nandang Aradea [Indonesia] World Première
"Ishi no yo na mizu" [Title TBC] by Masataka Matsuda, Yukichi Matsumoto [Japan] New Work
Kinoshita Kabuki / Yuichi Kinoshita, Kunio Sugihara [Japan] World Première
Port B / Akira Takayama [Japan] World Première
Rimini Protokoll / Helgard Haug, Stefan Kaegi, Daniel Wetzel [Germany] Japan Version Première
Sample / Shu Matsui [Japan] World Première
Shigeki Nakano, Kaku Nagashima [Japan] World Première
Numerous large-scale participatory projects transforming the Ikebukuro area. A series of lectures and artist talks, as well as major satellite events such as F/T Mob and F/T Station expanding the reach and style of the festival.
Showcases the work of 9 younger performing arts companies and artists, selected from 137 entries from all over Asia (74 from Japan, 63 from other regions). The F/T Award will be given to the production judged to have the most creative value, along with a commission to participate in the following year's F/T Main Program.
Sujata Goel [India]
Satoko Shibata [Japan/Tokyo]
Shinehouse Theatre [Taiwan]
sons wo: [Japan/Tokyo]
Yeongran Suh [Korea]
Tara Tan [Singapore]
Théâtre du Rêve Expérimental [China]
Period: November 26 (Tue) to December 7 (Sat), 2013 (TBC)
Venues: Theater Green (Ikebukuro), Asahi Art Square (Asakusa)
Features other performances and productions taking place at Tokyo venues at the same time as F/T13.
Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre
Nishi-Sugamo Arts Factory
Asahi Art Square
Festival/Tokyo Executive Committee
Tokyo Metropolitan Government, Toshima Ward, Arts Council Tokyo & Tokyo Culture Creation Project & Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre (Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture), Toshima Future Culture Foundation, NPO Arts Network Japan
November 9 (Sat) to December 8 (Sun), 2013 (TBC)