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Japanese Performing Artists Working Abroad - The New Creative Diaspora?

Activity: Talk or presentation typesPublic Lecture/ Debate/Seminar


This panel considers the trend in the last decade for Japanese people working in the performing arts to move outside of Japan, often at leading centers for theatre and performance. While visual artists and musicians have been living and working overseas for years, we wonder why this tendency hs intensified in theatre now, and what challenges these artists find working overseas. Our speakers from various backgrounds and practice will discuss their experiences working abroad in conversation with J-theatre scholars, translators, and dramaturgs.

Sachiyo Takahashi 高橋幸世 (director, NYC) Yusuke Hashimoto 橋本裕介 (dramaturg, Berlin), Yojiro Ichikawa 市川洋二郎 (actor, London)
Moderator: Peter Eckersall (The Graduate School, CUNY, USA)
Discussants: Alex Rogals (Hunter College, CUNY, USA), Beri Juraic (Lancaster University, UK)

Part of J-Pest Japanese Theatre Pandeminars 2023-
Diasporic J-Theatre Discoveries: disruption, displacement, distance

External organisation (External collaborations)

NameRyukoku University, Socio-cultural Research Institute