The Japan Foundation
Performing Arts Network Japan
Archive Index Home
News from the Japan Foundation
2005.2.24
 
𗬎
The Japan Foundation London Office sponsors seminar series on Japanese performing arts from February to November 2005.
  The London Office of the Japan Foundation is organizing a seminar series aimed at introducing contemporary Japanese performing arts. Titled "Japanese Performing Arts: Here, Then and the Future--Japanese Theatre from Modern to Contemporary and its Prospects," this series will run from February to November this year with seminars scheduled about once every six weeks. The first seminar, held over the two days of Feb. 23, 24, looked at Japanese theater from a historical perspective, beginning with the Meiji Period (1867-1912) and tracing its development up until the present. Discussions were also held on the trends of contemporary Japanese performing arts and the issues they face. The agenda also included a 2-day panel discussion on subjects like the cultural and linguistic issues involved in presentations of plays in translation and potential solutions for those issues. The panelists included former Oxford professor Dr Brian Powel, Takehiko Tanioka, Katherine Mendelson of the Traverse Theater, Mike Bradwell of the Bush Theater and playwrite Gregory Burke.

For more details about this series, visit the Japan Foundation London Office Web site, where seminar information will be posted regularly:

+ "Japanese Performing Arts: Here, Then and the Future--Japanese Theatre from Modern to Contemporary and its Prospects"
  http://www.jpf.org.uk/whatson.html#performingarts
TOP