KYOTO EXPERIMENT 2016 SPRING

2016.3.5-3.27

About

The international performing arts festival Kyoto Experiment transmits culture from Kyoto out across the world. Now with a new venue in the form of ROHM Theatre Kyoto, the sixth festival includes leading new artists destined for the theater history books of the future and continues to be inspired by an unflagging experimental spirit. In the as-yet unseen expression, bold experiments, and critically rich schemes, all brought to us by the artists’ talent, there resides the excitement of encounters with the unknown.

This year, the number of works featured in related programs, such as the Fringe: Open Entry performance and the outside curators’ Showcase: Forecast, is the highest ever. We hope audiences will enjoy the 11 experimental works in the main program and the many other surrounding events and programs, which all seek to smash through the everyday.

Kyoto International Performing Arts Festival Executive Committee

Title
Kyoto Experiment: Kyoto International Performing Arts Festival 2016 Spring
Dates
March 5 – March 27, 2016 (23 days)
Venues:
ROHM Theatre Kyoto / Kyoto Art Center / Kyoto Art Theater Shunjuza / Kyoto Prefectural Citizens’ Hall ALTI / National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto / and other locations
Program details:

In addition to the Official Program, there will also be a series of satellite events, including a program of performances curated by outside specialists, a fringe program showcasing other events during the festival period, symposia, and talks. (will be announced in November)

Official Program:

David Wampach (dance)
Based in Montpellier, France

Chiten (theater)
Led by Motoi Miura & based in Kyoto

Choy Ka Fai (dance)
Born in Singapore; based in Berlin

Yukichi Matsumoto + Shinichiro Hayashi (theater)
Yukichi Matsumoto & Shinichiro Hayashi (theater)
Based in Osaka City and Toyonaka

Dairakudakan (dance)
Led by Akaji Maro & based in Tokyo

chelfitsch (theater)
Led by Toshiki Okada & based in Japan

Trisha Brown Dance Company (dance)
Based in New York

Manuela Infante / Teatro de Chile (theater)
Based in Santiago, Chile

Tomomi Adachi + contact Gonzo (music, performance)
A composer based in Berlin & a dance unit based in Osaka

Boris Charmatz / Musée de la danse (dance)
Based in Rennes, France

researchlight (research project)
Planning: UMA/design farm+dot architects

Showcase:
Forecast

This program is curated by outside specialists in order to present examples of contemporary performing arts from a different perspective to the main festival program. It showcases works by up-and-coming Japanese artists.
Curators: Satoshi Ago (playwright, director, atelier Gekken director), Katsura Kunieda (Marugame Genichiro-Inokuma Museum of Contemporary Art)

Presented by
Kyoto International Performing Arts Festival Executive Committee (Kyoto City, ROHM Theatre Kyoto, Kyoto City Music Art Cultural Promoting Foundation, Kyoto Art Center, Kyoto Arts and Culture Foundation, Kyoto Performing Arts Center at Kyoto University of Art and Design)

ROHM Theatre Kyoto Opening Program

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