Festival/Tokyo is Japan’s leading performing arts festival, now in it’s 11th year. The contemporary event hosts everything from interactive outdoor performances to in-depth plays addressing social issues. In addition to theatrical works, Festival/Tokyo also features dance and musical performances, art exhibits, and talk sessions. This years focus is ‘Take Off and Step Over: Towards the Newcomers’ aiming to nurture and promote up and coming creativity from around the world.
Opening the festival is MI(X)G, a new dance piece choreographed and directed by the Thai choreographer Pichet Klunchun. Other highlights include the two-day Cambodian festival BonnPhum in Tokyo and a performance by up-and-coming photographer Eiki Mori.
While many of the performances are in Japanese, there are serveral works that are either wordless or have English subtitles or synopses available.
For full details about the performances, locations and showtimes, visit Festival/Tokyo’s english homepage.