Kyoto International Performing Arts Festival Executive Committee presents the tenth edition of Kyoto Experiment: Kyoto International Performing Arts Festival for 23 days from October 5 to October 27, 2019. This year’s festival explores the theme of “Échos-monde: The Age of Ecology” through a main lineup of eleven works by pioneering artists from six different countries and regions including Japan. Transcending the dichotomies latent in a focus on the East (as opposed to the West) or on the natural (as opposed to the artificial), the program rather presents new ways of interpreting and perceiving our world as a place where various subjectivities richly resonate with one another. In addition, the festival also features an open-call fringe program as well as symposia and workshops related to the lineup, and a “meeting point” space for audiences to gather after events. In this way, Kyoto Experiment forms a wide-ranging and comprehensive festival accessible to people with varied interests cutting across different kinds of genre, discipline, and culture.Kyoto International Performing Arts Festival Executive Committee
|OFFICIAL NAME||Kyoto Experiment: Kyoto International Performing Arts Festival|
|DATES||October 5th - 27th, 2019 (23 days)|
|VENUES||ROHM Theatre Kyoto, Kyoto Art Center, Kyoto Art Theater Shunjuza, Kyoto Prefectural Citizens’ Hall ALTI, Theatre E9 Kyoto, others|
OFFICIAL PROGRAM ARTISTS
Choy Ka Fai［Dance｜Germany and Singapore］
chelfitsch & Teppei Kaneuji［Theatre｜Japan］
Niwa Gekidan Penino［Theatre｜Japan］
William Kentridge［Music and Visual Art｜South Africa］
Nelisiwe Xaba［Dance｜South Africa］
Amir Reza Koohestani / Mehr Theatre Group［Theatre｜Iran］
Yudai Kamisato / Okazaki Art Theatre［Theatre｜Japan］
siren eun young jung［Performance｜Korea］
Group Exhibition “Gaesong Industrial Complex”［Visual Art｜Korea］
*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||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
Ever since they were both established in 2000, Kyoto Art Center and Kyoto Performing Arts Center at Kyoto University of Art and Design have been leading presences in the Kyoto performing arts scene. In particular, Kyoto Art Center’s Contemporary Theater Program, which started in 2004 and develops new theater productions, continued a process of experimentation, discussion, proposal, and testing related to the performing arts for six years until 2009. After work created through the Contemporary Theater Program was widely acclaimed in Japan and overseas, the inaugural Kyoto Experiment was held in autumn 2010 as a place presenting these previous achievements more widely to the general public.
1. A place for experiments in creativity and exchange
2. Disseminating the Kyoto culture of today
3. Discovering new appeals of the performing arts and finding possibilities for producing the next generation of talent
Kyoto Experiment is organized based on these three approaches, in reciprocal partnerships with both public and private theaters and art centers.