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World Performing Arts Forum

The Forum will feature explanations (including video footage) of various valuable intangible cultural heritage properties passed down in five continents around the world, based on research conducted in each of the respective countries, as well as live performance from three prefectures in the Tohoku region to support the reconstruction following the 2011 earthquake and tsunami, and a taiko performance from Tokyo. We have invited guests who possess a deep knowledge of traditional performing arts and related matters, and they will discuss the importance and beauty of intangible cultural heritage that are deeply rooted in the local culture of each society.
*A part of the program has been changed due to the state of emergency declaration.

EVENT OVERVIEW

Date:
JAugust 1, 2021
Venue:
HULIC HALL TOKYO
Yurakucho Mullion 11F, 2-5-1, Yurakucho, chiyoda-ku, Tokyo

■Digest video

Research Report: Song and Dance to Connect and Bring Together the World,
Throughout All Ages: The Arts of Six Countries on Five Continents

  • Saman, Traditional Dance of the Gayo, Republic of Indonesia
    Shota Fukuoka
    (Professor at National Museum of Ethnology, Japan)
  • Seto Leelo, Seto polyphonic singing tradition, Republic of Estonia
    Masami Iwasakia
    (Special Researcher at Hokkai-Gakuen University’s Center for Development Policy Studies)
  • The Multi-Ethnic Performing Arts in Ethiopia, Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia
    Invited Performance Selection Committee
    Ethiopia Field Research Team
  • Tongan Lakalaka Song and Dance, Kingdom of Tonga
    Tomo Ishimura
    (Director of the Audio-Visual Documentation Section,Department of Intangible Cultural Heritage, Tokyo National Research Institute for Cultural)
  • The Yak Dance of Eastern Bhutan, Kingdom of Bhutan
    Hiromichi Kubota
    (Director of the Intangible Folk Cultural Properties Research Office, Department of Intangible Cultural Heritage, Tokyo National Research Institute for Cultural Properties)
  • Dance and music of the Garifuna, Republic of Honduras
    Akira Tomita
    (Associate Professor at Hirosaki University)

Live Performance: Dancing for the Earth! Young Performers
from Three Tohoku Prefectures and Tokyo

*A part of the program has been changed due to the state of emergency declaration.

Gyozanryu Sasazaki Shishi Odori: Gyozan School/Deer Dance of Sasazaki, Iwate Prefecture
Akiu no Taue Odori: Rice Planting Dance of Akiu, Miyagi Prefecture
Jangara Nembutsu Odori: Jangara Buddhist Incantation and Dancing, Fukushima Prefecture
Tokyo Taiko: Japanese Drum, Tokyo Metropolis

Talk Session: Performing Arts Combine “Joy” and “Prayer”
—Our Encounter with the World's Song and Dance

Guest
H.E.Demon Kakka (Artist)
Kanae Takeuchi (Mystery Hunter [Reporter])
HHajime Oishi (Writer)
Moderator
Hiromichi Kubota (Director of the Intangible Folk Cultural Properties Research Office,Department of Intangible Cultural Heritage, Tokyo National Research Institute for Cultural Properties)
Organizers:
Tokyo Metropolitan Government, Arts Council Tokyo (Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture)
Support:
the Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia, the Embassy of the Republic of Estonia, the Embassy of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, the Embassy of the Kingdom of Tonga, the Honorary Consulate General of the Kingdom of Bhutan in Tokyo, the Embassy of the Republic of Honduras, Iwate Prefecture, Miyagi Prefecture, Fukushima Prefecture
Planning and production:
JAPAN FOLK PERFORMING ARTS ASSOCIATION

* The name of this project has been changed from World Performing Arts Festival 2020.

PROFILE

Japan Folk Performing
Arts Association

Various folk entertainments passed down through the generations in each part of Japan are important cultural assets of which we should be proud and which belong to each and every one of us. The Japan Folk Performing Arts Association is the only nationwide organization of its kind, whose membership consists both of groups dedicated to preserving folk entertainments and individuals with an interest in those forms of performing art. The Association seeks to preserve and promote folk performing arts in local communities across the country by holding folk entertainment performances, cultivating instructors and preservation groups, and engaging in international exchange. As such, it will undertake a project aimed at contributing to the promotion and development of Japanese culture.

Contact
World Performing Arts Forum Office
(c/o Japan Folk Performing Arts Association)
TEL:+81-03-6804-2660
E-mail: wfes2020@jfpaa.jp
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