Mobile dance performances will occur throughout Tokyo, making full use of the freedom and flexibility of location offered by using trucks as performance spaces.
Under the curation of Yoko Higashino, Tsuyoshi Shirai, and Yukio Suzuki — all renowned leaders of the Japanese contemporary dance scene — these performances will feature cutting-edge artists from a range of fields. Site-specific dance trucks will be going in range of settings in various locations, including the Tama(western tokyo) region, the special wards at the heart of the metropolis, and on Tokyo’s islands, with the aim of offering new platforms that link communities to the performing arts.
Formed in 2011 by a core group of contemporary dance artists. Since 2012 it has staged Dance Truck events in 12 locations across five cities: Yokohama, Tokyo, Sendai, Kyoto, and Beppu. By using trucks to form networks between various cities, the group seeks to make effective use of vacant spaces in different neighborhoods and explore new ways of mobilizing dance.