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World Festivals: Music Festival Edition

Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre Professional Human Resource Development Training (Lecture series)

  • Theater / Dance ,
  • Lecture / Symposium

With the 2020 Olympics approaching and demand rising for the creation and dissemination of arts and culture for the event, the issue at hand is how to represent Tokyo as a city. In this lecture, we will look at two contrasting examples of overseas urban music festivals, including scale and concept.
One is the Copenhagen Jazz Festival, which attracts many big-name musicians and involves the entire city, deploying 250,000 people. The other is Borealis, a festival for experimental music in Norway, which places a premium on dialogue with the local community despite its experimental and radical program. We will invite the directors of these two very different festivals to join the audience in exploring the current state and style of urban music festivals. Please join us! With consecutive Japanese interpretation.

Guest speakers

Guest speakers:
Kenneth Hansen (Copenhagen Jazz Festival artistic director)
Peter Meanwell (Borealis experimental music festival artistic director)
Moderator: Junko Suzuki (director of project planning at Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre / Concert hall general manager)


1,000 yen
*Students: Free (requires Student ID)


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[Schedule of upcoming lectures]
Arts Academy /Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre Professional Human Resource Development Training (Lecture series)
Monday, December 4, 2017
“World Arts Theaters: Deutsches Schauspielhaus Hamburg Edition”
Friday, February 9, 2018
“World Festivals: Performing Arts Festival Edition”


Human Resource Development Section, Program Planning Division
Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre


Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre 5F, Symphony Space



Organized by
Arts Council Tokyo / Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre (Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture)
Produced by
Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre (Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture), PARC (Japan Center, Pacific Basin Arts Communication)
Supported by
Agency for Cultural Affairs