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Dance New Air 2020->21

  • Organization : Dance Nippon Associates
  • Section : International project
  • Type of Grant Program : Single
  • Art Forms : Dance


Dance New Air (DNA) is a biennial dance festival taking place in the Aoyama area of Tokyo and showcasing the present and future of dance. In 2021, the festival again brought together artists who exhibit a sensitivity to society and offer fresh new perspectives.
Dance New Air 2020->21 took as its theme “Ecology of the Body and Society.” Together with changes in the natural and social environments surrounding us, fragmentation has been occurring among people and places. With our lives based in society, how will we live in the future? It is this question, which has suddenly and unequivocally manifested itself, on which the gaze and thoughts of each artist converged.
Six dance artists/groups from Japan and overseas performed works at six venues centered in the Aoyama area of Tokyo, including satellite venues in Tamachi and Kitasenju. In addition, the festival offered an assortment of other programs over the three weeks, including showcases by young artists, performance in the context of an art exhibition, dance film screenings at a movie theater, a dance book fair at a bookstore, and the popular “DANCE&NURSERY!!” workshop for parents and children.


Dance Nippon Associates
Having taken up the reins of this contemporary dance festival which began in 2002 in the Aoyama district, every two years the group organizes Dance New Air, which comprises diverse dance-related programs including outdoor performance and dance films as well as dance showcases and workshops.
The group aims to grasp the current state of dance, which is expanding on a global scale, extend the scope of contemporary dance worldwide, and enrich the environment surrounding dance in Japan and overseas.


Maki Miyakubo
Dance Nippon Associates
2-10-2, Shibuya, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Tel:+81-(0) 80-3340-5670


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