Guest CuratorAya (NPO Dance Box)
Since the mid-1990s, the Kansai dance scene has been carving out its own unique path. Thanks to the cooperation of pivotal NPO Dance Box, we are thrilled to be holding an exhibition of footage and archive materials from 1995 to 2000 that offer an insight into the dance scene at that time. Moving forward, future editions of the festival will also be screening footage to introduce the scene in five-year spans. The screening venue is also the Festival Meeting Point, where you can find general information about the festival, so be sure to stop by!
2.6 (Sat) – 3.28 (Sun)
-10 minutes’ walk from Higashiyama Station (Kyoto Municipal Subway Tozai Line).
Born in Osaka, Aya has collaborated with numerous artists on contemporary dance projects since the launch of Dance Box in 1996. Relocating to Shin-Nagata, Kobe, in 2009, she continues to explore platforms where dance and the body, expression and society, and people, the community, and theater spaces can meet and expand. Her projects include the artist-training initiative Study Away @Kobe and the self-cultivation program at Dance Artist View, and Hello, Social Inclusion (Mixed Up and Messy), a project that considers lifestyles and ways to express ourselves with people with different nationalities or disabilities. She is also a dogged dancer.