Kyoto Experiment: Kyoto International Performing Arts Festival 2017


Kyoto Experiment: Kyoto International Performing Arts Festival has taken place every autumn in Kyoto since 2010, bringing together leading examples of theater and dance from around the world. The eighth festival will be held for 23 days between October 14th and November 5th, 2017, with ROHM Theatre Kyoto as the main venue.

As always, the festival will include specifically commissioned new work by international artists. By serving as an experimental place for creativity and interchange, the festival aspires to transform Kyoto into a platform for the global performing arts. This year’s programming is themed around encounters with the “inner other.” The participating artists will present work that transcends familiar contexts of geography, genre and style to uncover what is “different” within society and us.

This year’s festival will also form part of the program for Culture City of East Asia 2017 Kyoto, including performances of Chinese, Korean and Japanese artists’ work and events encouraging East Asian interchange. Along with the various satellite events designed to deepen the theater-going experience, the festival offers a wide range of ways for audiences to come into contact with the wonder of the performing arts.

Further information on the artist lineup and programs will be announced at a press conference on May 24th, 2017.

In addition to the Official Program that comprises the main part of the festival, other programs include the Culture City of East Asia 2017 Kyoto Exchange Program, the Children’s Choice Awards, the Fringe: Open Entry Performance satellite program, and events such as talks and symposia.

Kyoto International Performing Arts Festival Executive Committee


 
Dates:
October 14 – November 5, 2017

Venues:
ROHM Theatre Kyoto, Kyoto Art Center, Kyoto Art Theater Shunjuza, Kyoto Prefectural Citizens’ Hall ALTI, Kyoto Prefectural center for Arts & Culture and other locations

 
 

Official Program:
Teppei Kaneuji
tower (THEATER)
October 14−October 15, 2017 South Hall, ROHM Theatre Kyoto

Minhee Park
No Longer GAGOK: room5↻
October 20−October 29, 2017 Auditorium, Kyoto Art Center

Naoko Tanaka
Uninternalized (light)
October 20−October 22, 2017 North Hall, ROHM Theatre Kyoto

Xiaoxing Sun
Here Is the Message You Asked For… Don’t Tell Anyone Else;-)
October 20−October 21, 2017 Kyoto Art Theater Shunjuza

Ryoji Ikeda & Eklekto
music for percussion
October 24, 2017 South Hall, ROHM Theatre Kyoto

Takuya Murakawa
Independent Living
October 27−October 29, 2017 Kyoto Prefectural Citizens’ Hall ALTI

Heiner Goebbels & Ensemble Modern
Black on White
October 27−October 28, 2017 Kyoto Art Theater Shunjuza

Trisha Brown Dance Company
Anthology: Trisha Brown
November 1−November 2, 2017 Hall, Kyoto Prefectural center for Arts & Culture

Marcelo Evelin / Demolition Incorporada
Sick Dance
November 3−November 4, 2017 South Hall, ROHM Theatre Kyoto

Yudai Kamisato / Okazaki Art Theatre
The Story of Descending the Long Slopes of Valparaíso
November 3−November 5, 2017 Auditorium, Kyoto Art Center

Darrell Jones
CLUTCH
November 3−November 5, 2017 North Hall, ROHM Theatre Kyoto

researchlight
Something Here
October 14−November 5, 2017 Locations around Kyoto,

 
In addition to the Official Program that comprises the main part of the festival, other programs include the Culture City of East Asia 2017 Kyoto Exchange Program, the Children’s Choice Awards, the Fringe: Open Entry Performance satellite program, and events such as talks and symposia.

 
 

Organized by
Kyoto International Performing Arts Festival Executive Committee [Kyoto City, ROHM Theatre Kyoto (Kyoto City Music Art Cultural Promoting Foundation), Kyoto Art Center (Kyoto Arts and Culture Foundation), Kyoto Performing Arts Center at Kyoto University of Art and Design]

 
KYOTO EXPERIMENT 2017