Japan's leading performing arts festival Festival/Tokyo 2016 October 15th – December 11th, 2016 (TBC) Venues: Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre, Owlspot Theater, Nishi-Sugamo Arts Factory, Ikebukuro Nishiguchi Park, and more
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Japan's leading performing arts festival Festival/Tokyo 2016 October 15th – December 11th, 2016 (TBC) Venues: Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre, Owlspot Theater, Nishi-Sugamo Arts Factory, Ikebukuro Nishiguchi Park, and more
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PROGRAM
  • A Fukushima-inspired outdoor festival of live music and songs

    "Festival Fukushima! @Ikebukuro Nishiguchi Park"

    Direction:
    PROJECT FUKUSHIMA! + Seinoshin Yamagishi
    October 15th – October 16th
    Ikebukuro Nishiguchi Park
  • The decadence of society and theatre exposed at an artistic dinner party

    "Woodcutters"

    Adapted, Stage Design, Lighting and
    Directed by Krystian Lupa
    Based on the novel by Thomas Bernhard
    October 21st – October 23rd
    Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre (Playhouse)
  • Four lifestyles. Four simultaneous dances.

    idevian crew "Blind Spot"

    Choreographed and Directed by Shigehiro Ide
    October 21st – October 29th
    Nishi-Sugamo Arts Factory
  • The memories of the dead ask questions of the living

    Kunhyung Park + Namsan Arts Center
    "All the Soldiers are Pathetic"

    Written and Directed by
    Kunhyung Park (Theatre Company Golmokil)
    October 27th – October 30th
    Owlspot Theater
  • What is the "groove" of a city and its inhabitants?

    "x / groove space"

    Conceived and Choreographed by
    Sebastian Matthias
    November 3rd – November 6th
    Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre (Theatre East)
  • A series of dramas exploring Fukushima today

    marebito theater company
    "Performing Fukushima"

    Written and Directed by marebito theater company
    November 17th – November 20th
    Nishi-Sugamo Arts Factory
  • A bold reimagining of dance history that creates a living archive

    "Hommage à Dore Hoyer"

    Conceived and Choreographed by
    Susanne Linke
    December 9th – December 11th
    Owlspot Theater
  • A world of sound created by a box on a table

    FM3
    "Buddha Boxing"

    Directed by FM3
    December 2nd – December 3rd
    Owlspot Theater (Foyer)
  • A tale of religious conflict between a mother and daughter

    Asia Series Vol.3: Malaysia (performance)
    The Instant Café Theatre Company
    "NADIRAH"

    Written by Alfian Sa'at
    Directed by Jo Kukathas
    November 11th – November 13th
    Nishi-Sugamo Arts Factory
  • Weaving the profile of the city through space, the body and mattresses

    Asia Series Vol.3: Malaysia (performance)
    "B.E.D. (Episode 5)"

    Conceived, Directed and Choreographed by
    Renxin Lee
    November 12th – November 13th
    Koto ward
  • Breaking down barriers and revealing the connections latent in the melting pot of languages

    Asia Series Vol.3: Malaysia (lecture)
    ASWARA (National Academy of Arts,
    Culture & Heritage)"BONDINGS"

    Conceived by the "BONDINGS" Creative Team
    Written by Suri Liu   Lecturer, Director: Oi Min Wong
    November 4th – November 6th
    Morishita Studio
  • Play the "game" of Malaysian politics

    Asia Series Vol.3: Malaysia (lecture)
    "POLITIKO"

    Lecturer, Concept: Mun Kao
    November 8th – November 12th
    Morishita Studio
  • A site-specific theatrical home shopping experience

    F/T Outdoor Performance Series
    "Channel Fuku"

    Written, Directed and Performed by
    Takeshi Fukuda
    October 27th – October 30th
    Racines FARM to Park (Minami Ikebukuro Park) (TBC)
  • Transforming the hue of the city through dance, music, and a garden

    F/T Outdoor Performance Series
    "Song Tree"

    Hirokazu Morikawa (choreographer, performer)
    + Wataru Murakami (choreographer, performer)
    + Shonen Yoshida (music)
    November 10th – November 13th
    Toshima City Office (10F Toshima no Mori) (TBC)
  • A portrait of the city emerges from projections of body and language

    F/T Outdoor Performance Series
    DOCU(NT)MENT "The Unknown Dancer
    in the Neighboring Town"

    Written, Choreographed and Directed by
    Suguru Yamamoto (HANCHU-YUEI)
    December 1st – December 4th
    Owlspot Theater (Foyer)
  • The story of the creation of the universe, told with coffee cups

    F/T Outdoor Performance Series
    chelfitsch "There is Nothing You Can Do for Her"

    Written and Directed by Toshiki Okada
    Early December
    East Ikebukuro

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Tickets
Tickets go on general sale from 10:00 on September 11th.

Early Bird Discounts
Limited numbers of tickets will be sold at a special discount of around 30% on the following four days:
September 7th – September 10th

Ticket Passes and Discounts
Pair Tickets: 10% off for 2 tickets for the same performance
Festival Pass (3 Performances) / Festival Pass (5 Performances): save money when purchasing tickets for 3 or 5 performances at once
Student Tickets: discounts for students (advance and day tickets)
High School & Under Tickets: discounts for high-school students and young audiences (advance and day tickets)

Ticket prices announced in late August.


F/T Ticket Center
Tel: +81 (0)3-5961-5209
Opens September 7th
12:00-19:00 (9/7, 9/11: 10:00-19:00)
9/15-10/14: Closed on Thursdays, Sundays and public holidays
9/7-9/14, 10/15-12/11: Open every day
Buy tickets online: festival-tokyo.jp/en

ABOUT
Festival/Tokyo (F/T) is an international performing arts event that presents the diverse appeal of theatre and dance, transcending categories of artistic style or generation to pioneer new possibilities and inspirations.
  F/T16 is the ninth festival and its theme is Beyond Borders. Staging a broad spectrum of superb performances from Japan and around the world, the festival also includes talks, film screenings and many other events. "Borders" exist in a variety of forms, from those of nationality and generation to distinctions between values and experience. The festival serves as a platform for connecting audiences with artists and performances that can reinterpret society, for creating dialogue that breaks down the borders that divide us.


Organizers:
Festival/Tokyo Executive Committee,
Toshima City, Toshima Future Culture Foundation, NPO Arts Network Japan (NPO-ANJ),
Arts Council Tokyo & Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre (Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture)

Asia Series co-organized by the Japan Foundation Asia Center

Sponsored by Asahi Breweries, Ltd., Shiseido Co., Ltd.
Endorsed by Ministry of Foreign Affairs, GEIDANKYO, J-WAVE 81.3 FM
Special co-operation from SEIBU IKEBUKUROHONTEN, TOBU DEPARTMENT STORE IKEBUKURO, TOBU RAILWAY CO., LTD., Sunshine City Corporation, Chacott Co., Ltd.
In co-operation with Tokyo Chamber of Commerce and Industry Toshima, Toshima City Shopping Street Federation, Toshima City Federation, Toshima City Tourism Association, Toshima Industry Association, Toshima Corporation Association, Ikebukuro Nishiguchi Shopping Street Federation, NPO Zephyr, Ikebukuro West Gate Park Management, Neighborhood of the Minami Ikebukuro Park, Hotel Metropolitan Tokyo, Hotel Grand City, Ikebukuro Hotel Association
PR Support: Poster Hari's Company, Waseda University Tsubouchi Memorial Theatre Museum

Supported by the Agency for Cultural Affairs, Government of Japan in the fiscal 2016

Festival/Tokyo 2016 is organized as part of Tokyo Metropolitan Festival 2016.

Tokyo Metropolitan Festival is an arts event across the city that aspires to introduce the diverse and complex arts and culture of Tokyo with the rest of the world. In autumn 2016, a performing arts festival takes place in Ikebukuro, Toshima City, creating a space for participation and exchange that cultivates new values.
Tokyo Metropolitan Festival is an arts event across the city that aspires to introduce the diverse and complex arts and culture of Tokyo with the rest of the world. In autumn 2016, a performing arts festival takes place in Ikebukuro, Toshima City, creating a space for participation and exchange that cultivates new values.


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