This year marks the ninth edition of Kyoto Experiment: Kyoto International Performing Arts Festival. The festival features a main lineup of 12 productions with a special focus on the work of female artists or artists and companies that identify as female. In commemoration of the 160th anniversary of relations between France and Japan, and the 60th anniversary of the treaty of friendship between Kyoto and Paris, the festival includes several French artists in its program.
By sharing with audiences not only these works but also the contexts from which they emerged, the festival offers an opportunity to reconsider modern-day androcentrism, patriarchy, and the paternalism that remains interwoven into our society. Transcending discussion that merely foments divisions and antagonizes, and applies the conventional categories of male and female, while encouraging more substantial debate about fundamental aspects of human life and sexuality, the festival aspires to function as a forum for citizens through the medium of the arts. We look forward to welcoming audiences to Kyoto Experiment’s new endeavors. Kyoto International Performing Arts Festival Executive Committee
|Title||Kyoto Experiment: Kyoto International Performing Arts Festival|
|Dates||October 6th - 28th, 2018 (23 days)|
|Venues||ROHM Theatre Kyoto, Kyoto Art Center, Kyoto Art Theater Shunjuza, Kyoto Prefectural Citizens’ Hall ALTI, Nijo-jo Castle, others|
Offical Program Artists
Geumhyung JeongSeoul, Korea
Gisèle Vienne / DACMStrasbourg, France
Roberta LimaVienna, Austria・Helsinki, Finland
Chikako YamashiroOkinawa, Japan
The Wooster GroupNew York, United States
Naoko TanakaBerlin, Germany
Cecilia Bengolea & François ChaignaudParis, France
Marlene Monteiro FreitasLisbon, Portugal
She She PopBerlin, Germany
Satoko Ichihara / QTokyo, Japan
Natsuko TezukaBerlin, Germany・Fukuoka, Japan
Lola AriasBuenos Aires, Argentina
*In addition to the Official Program, other programs include Fringe: Open Entry Performance, which introduces various performances being presented in Kyoto during the festival period and events such as talks and symposia.
|Organized by||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]|
Kyoto Experiment’s logo
Kyoto Experiment’s logo is a visual representation of the confrontation and expansion of its three keywords: encounter, collision, and dialogue. It is a design with more than 600 forms, which stand for the evolution of the creative spaces.
Logo design UMA/design farm