Even if you cannot be present at our venues in Kyoto, here are the programs you can enjoy from home!
● Online Opening Party
2.6 （Sat） 20：30-21：40
Our co-directors and staff members will be hosting a DIY online party to celebrate the opening night of the festival!
Online streaming of recorded performance
● Wichaya Artamat / For What Theatre
This Song Father Used to Sing (Three Days in May)
3.24 (Wed) – 3.28 (Sun)
Instead of the originally planned live performance, a newly recorded version of the work shot in Bangkok will be streamed online!
Super Knowledge for the Future [SKF] program includes all sorts of thought-provoking conversations.
● Series: What is “experimental”?
This talk series addresses the question “What is experimental?” from various angles.
Vol. 1 Sweet Chili Sauce (walk-and-talk live stream)
2.5 (Fri) 19:00-21:00
Vol. 2 Biomedical Engineering for Space × Physical Expression
2.11 (Thu, public holiday) 17:00-19:00
Vol. 3 The Study of Uselessness
2.20 (Sat) 18:30-20:30
Vol. 4 Cultivators of Urban Recesses
3.14 (Sun) 11:00-12:30
● Masashi Kohara Talks Program
In this talk series, the curator of It’s a Small World: Imperial Festivals and Human Exhibitions, Masashi Kohara will present highlights from the materials and explore their historical contexts.
Vol.1 Talk: Okinawa and the Human Pavilion Incident 2.6 (Sat) 14:00-15:30 CANCELLED
Vol. 2 Curator’s Talk with Masashi Kohara 2.7 (Sun) 11:30-12:00
Vol. 3 Talk: Expositions and Museums & Human Exhibitions 2.7 (Sun) 14:00-16:00 POSTPONED
●The Stage for Mealtimes – The Dining Table
Cultural anthropologist Naomichi Ishige, a pioneering figure in the history of East Asian food, will be giving a comprehensive talk on various topics around food culture.
2.7 (Sun) 16:30-18:00
●Approaches at Times of Renewal
In March 2020, Kyoto City KYOCERA Museum of Art reopened after extensive renovations. In this talk, Jun Aoki, the architect and director of the museum who oversaw the renovations, will join the Kyoto Experiment co-directors for a crosstalk.
2.15 (Mon) 19:00-10:30
●Fantasy Cartographer × Nomadic Gardener: “Talking Spaces”
This is a talk between Chirijin (“Geography man”), a self-styled “fantasy cartographer” who constructs spaces by drawing maps of imaginary cities, and Yohei Hashiguchi, a garden designer who travels around the whole country creating his microcosmic gardens.
3.13 (Sat) 15:00-17:00
●The Festival in Retrospect (walk-and-talk-live-stream)
Kyoto Experiment’s program directors new and old—Yusuke Hashimoto, who helmed the festival for a decade, and his successors Yoko Kawasaki, Yuya Tsukahara, and Juliet Reiko Knapp—will gather for a discussion after the close of the festival.
4.3 (Sat) 13:00-14:30
● Kansai Studies Website
Undertaking research with artists in the Kansai region, especially in the city of Kyoto where the festival is held, the things they find as well as the ideas and incidents that occur during that process are shared on this website in the form of text, photographs, and videos.
●The Festival Magazine
Full content available
Our print magazine includes information on the whole festival program, schedule and how to buy tickets as well as special articles to make your festival experience more enjoyable! We hope you enjoy reading our magazine before or after visiting the festival.
●Online Interviews (YouTube)
English/Japanese (some interviews are available only in Japanese)
Amid the global outbreak of COVID-19, many theaters and festivals around the world went online. This interview series welcomes guests from various fields of art and performance to share thoughts on the situation we face today.
● Documentary − Kyoto Experiment 2021 Spring （Title TBD）
Japanese with English subtitles
This film documents the back-stage efforts and struggles of the co-directors and staff to realize the festival in the face of COVID-19 outbreak. (To be released on THEATRE for ALL)