Tokyo Festival Program

How to Create a Sustainable Environment for Performing Arts
Tokyo Festival 2021 Symposium
What Makes Live Performance Unique? Education, Childcare, and Dance

  • Online Program
  • Symposium
  • Talk session

Schedule:Streaming from mid-September (until the end of Tokyo Festival)


Language:Japanese (English subtitles)

Manabu Sato (School Pedagogy), Kazuo Hiraki (Baby Science), Akiko Kitamura (Choreographer, Dancer)

Yoshiji Yokoyama, Junnosuke Tada

What do we lose when we can’t have live encounters?

During the coronavirus pandemic, the performing arts suddenly had to switch to online formats. Research into how digitalization can increase profitability is now ongoing in many industries. But this economic structure does not seem to yield insights into the unique value of live and in-person communication. In this symposium, scholars leading research into the pros and cons of digitalization in education and childcare join an artist who has directly experienced around the world the things that emerge when people gather in person. Together they rediscover the significance of live encounters.



English subtitles


Free (No reservation required)
Details will be posted on the website as soon as they are decided.


coming soon


Planning: Yoshiji Yokoyama (Chief Dramaturge & Programmer of Tokyo Festival)
Production Coordination: Masato Eguchi, Yuko Uematsu (syuz'gen LLC)
Direction: Kaku Nagashima (Vice General Director of Tokyo Festival), Junnosuke Tada (Co-Director of Tokyo Festival)


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

Supported by the Agency for Cultural Affairs, Government of Japan in the fiscal 2021


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