Festival/Tokyo 2019: Coming this autumn

Festival/Tokyo 2019: Opening October 5th
37 days of performing arts in the city exploring the theme of “Body Speed”

Festival/Tokyo (F/T) returns this autumn for its 12th edition, bringing together an exciting lineup of Japanese and overseas artists, unique international co-productions, and site-specific outdoor performances. Held annually since 2009 as Tokyo and Japan’s leading performing arts event, the festival has continued to present audiences with new kinds of cultural and social values, and provide diverse platforms for interaction and exchange through initiatives for young artists and participatory projects.

The festival will open with a special parade that unfolds across several shopping streets in the Toshima area of Tokyo. The lineup will also include a new work directed by the Polish theatre artist Magda Szpecht.

Ongoing since 2014, the Asia Series will once again introduce contemporary Asian performing arts and visual art across the region. In addition, the second part of the two-year documentary project “Changes” will also screen as part of the festival.

Information on the artist lineup will be announced in mid-June and full program details in mid-July.

Festival Outline

Festival/Tokyo 2019 (F/T19)
October 5th – November 10th, 2019 (TBC) (37 days)
Venues: Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre, Owlspot Theater, Theater Green, and more
All information is subject to change.

Festival/Tokyo (F/T) presents a wide range of contemporary stage performances while exploring new possibilities for art. Launched in 2009 and held every autumn with a lineup of cutting-edge artists from Japan and around the world, the festival features a program of theatre, dance, music, visual art, film, and more mainly in the Ikebukuro area of Tokyo. To date, it has presented 305 works and 2,221 performances/events for audiences of over 690,000. As a performing arts festival born from the city, it continues its efforts to renew the potential and model of an urban performing arts event.