The Tokyo Festival World Competition 2019 was held at the Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre from Oct. 29 till Nov. 4 during the Tokyo Festival 2019, and the Award for Outstanding Show and other awards were given at the award ceremony on Nov. 4.
At the competition, six theater pieces were judged by six-person jury including the chairperson of the jury Juliette Binoche (French actress). Each of the six theater pieces were chosen by six recommenders such as festival directors and theater producers from five areas including Asia, Oceania, Europe, Africa and America, as well as Japan.
Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike participated in the award ceremony and congratulated the award recipients.
The awards are as follows:
Award for Outstanding Show : “东来紫气满函关 (Big Nothing) ” , Dai Chenlian
Award for Outstanding Performer : Bonobo, “Tu Amaras (You Shall Love)”
Award for Outstanding Talent : Bob Scott (Sound Design “The Howling Girls”)
Critics’ Choice Award : “Tu Amaras (You Shall Love)” , Bonobo
Audience Award : “Tu Amaras (You Shall Love)” , Bonobo
The Tokyo Festival started in 2016, and this year is the fourth time that the festival is held. The competition was held for the first time this year.
Tokyo Festival World Competition 2019
Artists of the rising generation gather from around the world！－ To create a new “Scale” for measuring the value of performing arts.
Dates : 29 Oct, Tue – 4 Nov, Mon
Venue : Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre
(Playhouse, Theatre East, Theatre West, and others)