Festival/Tokyo 14

Festival/Tokyo 14

When: 01/11/14 - 30/11/14: All Day

Where: Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre, 1-8-1 Nishiikebukuro

Held annually as an international arts festival representing not only Tokyo and Japan but also the whole of Asia, Festival/Tokyo is renowned for its cutting-edge lineup of domestic and overseas artists, and its program of interactive and participatory events.

This year’s edition lasts for the whole month of November, and it inaugurates the Asia Series, a new program utilizing original research and a range of networks. Don’t miss the chance to learn a bit more about Korean dawon, the crossover arts that have been developing in the country for more than a decade.

Festival/Tokyo 14 brings some new types of events and projects along with the usual plethora of performances from Japan and overseas. Topics addressed include same-sex marriages and Palestine occupation, and noteworthy appearances by luminaries such as Yukio Ninagawa and Peter Brook.

If you want to attend but you’re worried about the language barrier, fear not: there are plenty of performances with subtitles. There are also many productions performed in other languages, or others, thanks to their simplicity or directness, that can easily be understood no matter what your Japanese level is.

Click here to view the detailed schedule, and browse the newly revamped, easy-to-navigate website to find out more details:

Festival/Tokyo 14

More information: www.festival-tokyo.jp/14/en/

How much: Various prices, from free to ¥5,500

Main image: “The Rite of Spring”

Momoko Shiraga (Direction, Choreography) + Yuko Mohri (Stage Design) + Yasuno Miyauchi (Music)
11/12 (Wed) – 11/16 (Sun)
Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre, Playhouse
Image: © Masumi Kawamura
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