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World Festivals: Performing Arts Festival

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 welcome the two new artistic directors of representative urban performing arts festivals in Taipei and London to join participants in exploring the philosophy behind programming, and the possibilities for festivals. This is also a valuable opportunity to hear the thoughts of our two guests on the role of the artistic director, including the challenges unique to them as artistic directors of festivals set in different lands and environments from their respective home countries of Singapore and Canada. With consecutive Japanese interpretation. Please join us!


Tang Fu Kuen (Artistic director, Taipei Arts Festival)
Kris Nelson (Appointed artistic director and joint chief executive, The London International Festival of Theatre (LIFT)

Interviewer: Kaku Nagashima (Dramaturge)


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


*First-come-first-served basis. Advance reservation required.

How to reserve

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1. Your name
2. Affiliation (please include the name of the college/school if a student)
3. Return e-mail address
4. Your contact telephone number on the day

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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