Partner: Bangkok International Performing Arts Meeting
Transfield from Asia F/T + BIPAM Exchange Project The City & The City: Divided Senses
From Bangkok to Tokyo, and back:
Interchanging the five senses of cities
Bangkok International Performing Arts Meeting (BIPAM) has established itself as an increasingly important platform for the performing arts in Southeast Asia. In 2019, directors of both BIPAM and F/T attended each other’s events and gave presentations. As the next step in this ongoing collaboration, research was conducted in the respective cities and then those processes and results will be exchanged online. The project explores the extent to which the two cities of Bangkok and Tokyo are mutually translatable, and what output this may led to in the future. It is precisely in these unusual times we find ourselves in right now, when we are restricted from moving physically from location to location, that we should hone all the senses and seek out ways to inspire and stimulate one another.
Pakhamon Hemachandra (Much), Chanapon Komkham (Time), Shoumi Sakurauchi, Chisato Sone, Chatchavan Suwansawat, Shikine Watanabe, Piyawan Ning Sapsamroum
Mentor & Director: Sasapin Siriwanij (Pupe)
Project Manager: Siree Riewpaiboon (Wan)
Coordinator & PR: Varissara Borkird (Jah)
Grant:The Japan Foundation Asia Center
Grant Program for Promotion of Cultural Collaboration
Presented by Festival/Tokyo
Bangkok International Performing Arts Meeting (BIPAM)
Held in the capital city of Thailand, Bangkok International Performing Arts Meeting (BIPAM) is a global platform for people involved with creating the performing arts. It has taken place every year since 2017, organized in partnership with the Bangkok Art and Culture Centre, Bangkok Theatre Network, Alliance of Performing Arts in Higher Education of Thailand, and International Association of Theatre Critics—Thailand Centre. For this joint exchange program, the Bangkok curation is led by Sasapin Siriwanij, an actor, director, producer, and artistic director of BIPAM.
Style of performance: Online + Offline
10/30 (Fri)–11/1 (Sun) 1:00–6:00 p.m.
Admission every 30 minutes
15 visitors per session
Final admission period: 5:00–5:30 p.m.
Free (priority to reservations)
English and Thai translation links available in the venue (TBC)
Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre (Theatre West), F/T remote (available online)
Streaming from 11/2 (TBC). Schedule TBA
Organizer: Festival/Tokyo Executive Committee (Toshima City, Toshima Mirai Cultural Foundation, NPO Arts Network Japan [NPO-ANJ]),
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])
Festival/Tokyo Executive Committee Secretariat