Kyoto Experiment 2022 is a festival that enables encounters and dialogue with the performing arts. This year’s key concept is “new teku teku”.
“Teku teku” is a Japanese word that expresses footsteps or walking at a steady pace. After the past two years in which covid has had a huge impact on society, our key concept “new teku teku” proposes to reconsider walking and how we share physicality, space and time. In addition to the act of using your feet to walk there are, by extension, many types of teku teku: being in various states of mind, of shuttling back and forth between different times, an emotional change, or even a move toward a certain set of standards or system. This year’s festival aims to rethink these various ways of walking and gain a new way of thinking that will guide us in the future.
The festival consists of three programs: “Shows,” a lineup of experimental performing arts works and exhibitions from around the world; “Super Knowledge for the Future [SKF],” a series of talks and workshops that explore the relationship between experimental performing arts and society; and “Kansai Studies,” a program that researches the Kansai region together with artists and provides a foundation for future creation.
Dates: October 1st (Sat) – 23rd (Sun) 2022
Venues: ROHM Theatre Kyoto, Kyoto Art Center, Kyoto Art Theater Shunjuza, THEATRE E9 KYOTO, Kyoto City KYOCERA Museum of Art, Former welfare center of the Kyoto Chuo Shinkin Bank and other locations
The lineup of artists participating in the festival are as below. Please note detailed information on our website is currently available in Japanese only. Information in English will be announced on our website on Thursday August 4th at 11:00am. Ticket sales will begin on Tuesday August 9th at 11:00am.
☞ Kansai Studies (Research Program)
dot architects & Nagara Wada (Osaka / Kyoto, Theater)
☞Shows (Performance Program)
Ayaka Ono & Akira Nakazawa / Spacenotblank (Tokyo / Theater)
Samara Hersch (Melbourne and Amsterdam / Theater)
Florentina Holzinger (Vienna, Amsterdam and Berlin / Performance)
Nanako Matsumoto, Kengo Nishimoto / team chiipro (Tokyo / Dance)
Merzbow, Balázs Pándi & Richard Pinhas with Lieko Shiga (Tokyo, Budapest, Nantes and Miyagi / Visual Concert)
Tetsuya Umeda (Osaka / Performance)
Jarunun Phantachat (Bangkok / Theater)
Forced Entertainment (Sheffiled / Theater)
Azade Shahmiri (Tehran / Theater)
Mischa Leinkauf (Berlin / Exhibition)
Tino Sehgal (Berlin / Live Art)
☞Super Knowledge for the Future［SKF］(Exchange Program)
CMTK (Chihiro Mori & Teppei Kaneuji) (Kyoto, Exhibition)
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)]