The Tokyo Festival commenced in 2016 as an art festival aiming to attract people from all over the world to the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games in Tokyo and beyond to ensure enjoyment of all the delights that Tokyo offers.
In addition to Satoshi Miyagi (Director / Producer of APAF (Asian Performing Arts Forum) / General Artistic Director of SPAC (Shizuoka Performing Arts Center)) taking office from 2018 to 2020 as General Director of Tokyo Festival (as announced in March 2017), we also announce the members of the Planning Team at this time. The Tokyo Festival will be developed with the assistance of General Director Satoshi Miyagi as well as members of the Planning Team from 2018. As in the previous year, we plan to implement a wider program, including Festival/Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre Autumn Selection, Toshima International City of Arts & Culture Program, the APAF (Asian Performing Arts Forum), and more.
Also Scheduled as a key program of Tokyo Festival 2018 is an outdoor performance of Brecht’s Threepenny Opera (venue: Ikebukuro Nishiguchi Park) directed by renowned Italian director Giorgio Barberio Corsetti. Auditions for performers in this program were held in December 2017.
Full press release (PDF) is available here.
Tokyo Festival 2018 Announcemnt of Planning Team & Outdoor Performance of The Threepenny Opera