APAF2020 Panel Discussion
"What Will Asian Platforms in the 2030s Look Like?"

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The panel discussion will discuss the future – post-coronavirus, beyond 2030 – of Asian performing arts platforms that bring together creators of diverse backgrounds across cultures and nationalities.

Panelists: JK Anichoche (The Philippines), River Lin (Taiwan), Junnosuke Tada (Japan)
Moderator: Kenta Yamazaki (Japan)
Translation: Kanoko Tamura (Art Translators Collective)


Tuesday, October 20, 7 PM – 9 PM (JST)
Style of performance: Online
Streaming URL: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkgdE-PtSqEntLP78mZsXPA


Panelist: JK Anicoche (The Philippines​)
JK Anicoche is a Manila-based performance maker working at the intersection of art, culture, and development. His practice ranges from developing performances in a black box to devising works with/in various communities. He is the Artistic Director of contemporary cultural laboratory Sipat Lawin Inc., a founding member of anti-disciplinary collective Komunidad X, and Festival Director of Karnabal: Performance and Social Innovation. His recent engagements have taken him to New York, Taiwan, Shanghai, and Japan, where he presented the “Sand (a)isles” project at Festival/Tokyo 2019.

Panelist: River Lin (Taiwan)
River Lin (b.1984) is an artist, currently living and working in Paris and Taipei, who works across the contexts of visual art, dance, and performance. His work has been presented at Palais de Tokyo and Centre National de la Danse (Paris); KANAL – Centre Pompidou (Brussels); M+ (Hong Kong); Rockbund Art Museum and Ming Contemporary Art Museum (Shanghai); Taipei Biennial 2016; and Liveworks Festival of Experimental Art (Sydney), among other venues. River heads the Asia Discovers Asia Meeting for Contemporary Performance (ADAM), which he initiated with Taipei Performing Arts Center in 2017 to foster cross-cultural and interdisciplinary artistic exchange. In 2019, he co-curated the inaugural edition of Camping Asia in collaboration with Centre National de la Danse.

Panelist: Junnosuke Tada (Japan)
Junnosuke Tada (b. 1976) is a theater director who heads Tokyo Deathlock. Through his work, which spans classic to contemporary plays as well as dance and performance, Tada continues to question, by recreating real situations, the actual experiences of people in contemporary society. His practice, founded on the collaborative nature of theater, is one that goes beyond borders: Tada’s activities engage children and non-theater professionals. He has also been involved in multiple international collaborations, including Japan-South Korea and Japan-Southeast Asia productions. In 2010, he became the Artistic Director at Cultural Center of Fujimi City, KIRARI FUJIMI, making him the youngest artistic director of a theater for a public institution in Japan (he served for three consecutive terms over nine years). In 2014 “Karumegi” won the 50th Dong-A Theater Awards for Best Direction, making Tada the first non-Korean to receive the award. Tada is also part of the directing department of Oriza Hirata’s theater company Seinendan, and a part-time lecturer at Shikoku Gakuin University and Joshibi University of Art and Design.

Moderater: Kenta Yamazaki (Japan)
Kenta Yamazaki is a critic and dramaturg as well as the chief editor of the critical theater journal Shihai (Paperback). From 2019, he began presenting performances as a member of y/n. He also regularly contributes short reviews to the web magazine “artscape”.


APAF Director
Junnosuke Tada

Communication Design
APAF Communication Design Director: Nobuko Aiso

Public Relations
Editor/Writer: Momoko Kawano
Designer: Shun Sasaki (AYOND)

APAF Office(syuz’gen)
Chief: Yuko Uematsu
Akiho Tani, Haruka Kanbayashi, Ayumi Miyo, Yoshiki Masuda

Tokyo Festival Executive Committee
APAF Department Manager: Satoko Ishitoya


Free Admission

*The broadcast may end slightly earlier or later than advertised.
*Recording the event in any way (audio/video recording, screen captures, etc.) is strictly prohibited.


Tokyo Festival Executive Committee (Toshima City, Toshima Mirai Cultural Foundation, Festival/Tokyo Executive Committee, Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture [Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre & Arts Council Tokyo])


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