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KYOTO EXPERIMENT 2018

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Aspiring to be an experimental platform for creativity and exchange in the performing arts, Kyoto Experiment: Kyoto International Performing Arts Festival has always continued to engage in new endeavors. This year’s festival focuses on female artists and will surely once again move and astonish audiences.

As one of the organizers, I am very pleased that the ninth edition of Kyoto Experiment can be held with such an impressive and packed lineup of artists. I would like to express my sincere gratitude to Chairman Naoto Moriyama and the members of the Executive Committee as well as all the other people involved for their tireless efforts in organizing the festival.

This year also marks 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 work by French artists and I hope that it will help further deepen the bonds between Kyoto and Paris as well as Japan and France.

Building on the relocation to Kyoto of the Agency for Cultural Affairs, our city is firmly resolved to disseminating its culture on the global stage and exerting all our efforts to developing Kyoto into an international capital of culture. We wish for your generous support and cooperation in these endeavors.

Daisaku Kadokawa, Mayor of Kyoto


This year, 2018, marks exactly 150 years since the start of Japan’s so-called “modernization.”

If we divide these 150 years into two periods of 1868–1945, from the Meiji Restoration to the end of World War II, and then from 1945 with the beginning of “postwar democracy” to the present, they are almost equal in length (strictly speaking, the first period is 77 years and the second 73). That is, the non-Western nation-state of Japan has already experienced roughly half of its history of “modernization” alongside the reality of war defeat. And the history that came prior to this came be seen as a period that aspired single-mindedly for “victory” under the mantra of “Enrich the state, strengthen the military.”

Losing is an experience that teaches us many things unattainable for those who only win. Within the “modernization” occurring all over the world, the experience of having accepted defeat in war for so long may form a precious asset for the Japanese. And perhaps we have learned from history that this can open us up to values that differ from the experience of winning.

And indeed, art is a human act that truly shows us life and society in ways that differ from “winning.”

This year marks the ninth edition of Kyoto Experiment and I hope it can serve as a place for many to enjoy diverse and rich values that can never be obtained through the “winning-is-everything” ideology of politics and economics.

Naoto Moriyama
Chairman, Kyoto International Performing Arts Festival Executive Committee


Organized 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
  • Co-organized by Kyoto Prefectural Citizens’ Hall ALTI
  • ROHM Theatre Kyoto
  • Kyoto Art Center
  • Kyoto Performing Arts Center at Kyoto University of Art and Design

Kyoto International Performing Arts Festival Executive Committee

Chairman
Naoto Moriyama(Senior Researcher of Kyoto Performing Arts Center / Executive Committee Member, Kyoto Art Center)
Vice Chairman
Koichiro Fujii(Senior Director, Kyoto City Music Art Cultural Promoting Foundation)
Committee Members
Fumio Amano(Professor, Director of Kyoto Performing Arts Center)
Iku Otani(NPO Dance Box Representative / Kobe Art Village Center Director)
Tetsuya Ozaki(Editor / Issuer and Editor-in-Chief of REALKYOTO
Yasuko Nishikawa(Secretary-General of Kyoto Arts and Culture Foundation)
Ritsue Hata(Editorial committee member of Arts and Cultural News Department, Osaka head office of The Mainichi Newspapers)
Kumiko Yoshioka(Culture and Citizens Affairs Bureau of Kyoto City, Culture and Art Planning Section Unit Head)
Hiroshi Yoshioka(Aesthetician / Professor, Kokoro Research Center, Kyoto University)
Supervisors
Chihiro Fujita(Culture and Citizens Affairs Bureau of Kyoto City, Culture and Art Planning Section Head)
Masaya Makita(Manager, Kyoto City Music Art Cultural Promoting Foundation)

Kyoto International Performing Arts Festival Executive Committee Office

Program Director
Yusuke Hashimoto
Executive Director
Junko Kakiwaki
Office
Miwako Inoue, Shunsuke Kadowaki, Hiroshi Watanabe, Nagara Wada
Public Relations
Yoshimi Toyoyama, Juliet Knapp, Eriko Nishitani
Production Coordinators
Kyoka Arisawa, Yoko Kawasaki, Tomoya Takeda, Asami Hori
[ROHM Theatre Kyoto] Katsura Kunieda, Kimiko Terada
[Kyoto Art Center] Maiko Okumura, Ryuichi Tani, Haruna Hirano, Meiko Horikoshi, Tadashi Matsui
[Kyoto Performing Arts Center] Ryo Ide, Miho Kawahara
Technical Director
So Ozaki
Interns
Takahiro Goto, Midori Horimura, Chihiro Yoshioka
Japanese translation from English
Yuki Itai
English translation from Japanese
William Andrews
Art Direction
Yuma Harada(UMA/design farm)
Design
Keisuke Yamazoe(UMA/design farm)
Web Direction
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Web Design
Kento Yoshida(bankto)
Web Programming / Web Coding
Tsutomu Atsumi(bankto),Yoshitaka Gonsoku(so design),Kazuma Hitomi(bankto)
Advisory Board
Naoko Kogo(Graduate School of Arts and Media, Osaka University Graduate School of Letters)
Reiko Hagihara(Kyoto Art Center)