The festival's core concept for 2023 is the Japanese word maze maze literally meaning ‘mix mix’. This year’s lineup features experimental performing arts works that allow us to consider language, identity and culture as maze maze; as a mix of things. By considering these things as changeable, fluid and plural; for example by considering how languages or individual identities constantly change and intermingle, we believe we can reconsider the present in a multitude of different ways.
- September 30th (Sat) – October 22nd (Sun) 2023
- ROHM Theatre Kyoto, Kyoto Art Center, Kyoto Art Theater Shunjuza, THEATRE E9 KYOTO, Kyoto City KYOCERA Museum of Art and other locations
- 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 the Arts, THEATRE E9 KYOTO (Arts Seed Kyoto)]
Wichaya Artamat / For What Theatre
Juggle & Hide (Seven Whatchamacallits in Search of a Director)
The Window of Spaceship 'In-Between'
—One Mystery At a Time
The World Falls Apart Into Facts
Alice Ripoll / Cia. REC
Shota Yamauchi & Maki Ueda
Sweaty-oily Sour-cheesy Juice
Back to Back Theatre
The Shadow Whose Prey the Hunter Becomes
The Odoriba Legend
Ruth Childs & Lucinda Childs
Lucinda Childs 1970s Early Works:
Calico Mingling, Katema, Reclining Rondo, Particular Reel
Mariano Pensotti / Grupo Marea
LOS AÑOS (THE YEARS)
What is KYOTO EXPERIMENT?
A performing arts festival held in Kyoto since 2010, we invite radical artists from Japan and abroad to present work that transcends genres such as theater, dance, music, and visual art. Dedicated to imagining, producing and sharing experimental performing arts the festival aims to explore and create new dialogues and values in society. The festival consists of three programs: Kansai Studies, Shows and Super Knowledge for the Future [SKF].
A program that researches the Kansai region, where the festival is rooted, from an artist’s perspective and aims to cultivate a foundation for future creation. Check out the research process anytime on our special Kansai Studies website!
A lineup of experimental performing arts and exhibitions from around the world. We introduce radical artists whose work we believe should be experienced now.
for the Future [SKF]
A series of talks and workshops by various experts beyond the world of art. Think about experimental forms of expression in conjunction with all kinds of topics and get a fresh awareness of issues or a new perspective on the future!
Ways to Enjoy the Festival!
Interview with Samson Young
A Message from the Directors 20…