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APAF 2017 Report

Young artists in Asia collaborated in co-production of Performing Arts pieces.
As “Creation through International Collaboration,” one theatre piece was presented. As “Workshop for International Collaboration,” three short pieces were created and presented with Indonesian, Japanese, and Taiwanese directors.Also, as “APAF Art Camp・Wrap-up,” presentation by workshop participants, and symposium by workshop directors were held.

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APAF 2016 Report

Young artists in Asia collaborated in co-production of new Performing Arts pieces.As “Creation through International Collaboration,” two theatre pieces were presented (Creation in Singapore, and Creation in Tokyo.) As “Workshop for International Collaboration,” three short pieces were created and presented as well.In Singapore, Tze Chien CHONG re-presented SEED. The “seed piece” received excellent reviews as a seed piece in 2013, and as a full-size version in 2014.For “APAF Art Camp,” 6 performing arts specialists from 4 countries were invited, and various programmes such as Round Table Discussion” were organized.

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APAF 2015 Report

Young artists in Asia collaborated in co-production of new Performing Arts pieces.As “Creation through International Collaboration,” two theatre pieces were presented (Creation in Singapore, and Creation in Tokyo.) As “Workshop for International Collaboration,” three short pieces were created and presented as well.In Singapore, Tze Chien CHONG re-presented SEED. The “seed piece” received excellent reviews as a seed piece in 2013, and as a full-size version in 2014.For “APAF Art Camp,” 6 performing arts specialists from 4 countries were invited, and various programmes such as Round Table Discussion” were organized.

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APAF 2014 Report

APAF2014 was the second year of the new system that young artists in Asia collaborate in co-production of new Performing Arts pieces. As “Creation through International Collaboration,” two theatre pieces were presented (Creation in Taipei and Creation in Tokyo.) As “Workshop for International Collaboration,” two short pieces were created and presented as well. For “APAF Art Camp,” ten performing Arts specialists were invited, and six programs such as Round Table Discussion were organized.

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APAF 2013 Report

Young Asian artists gathered in Tokyo to co-operate in the production of six short plays as “Workshop for International Collaboration” in 2013. Also, we re-presented the production which got the excellent review last year as “Producer’s Special Presentation.” The “APAF ART CAMP” was held with more enhanced programmes as well.

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Participant Interview

APAF 2012 Report

In 2012, the three completed international collaboration pieces by the artists from Souel, Taipei and Tokyo were presented together at the reopened Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre as “Creation through International Collaboration”. In addition, the “Workshop-Extention for International Collaboration” was held, as well as the first “APAF ART CAMP”(Performing Arts International Collaboration Intensive Course), which aims to create a platform to develop future talents from Asia in the field of performing arts, providing them with opportunities for international collaboration and exchange. Six performing arts experts from six Asian cities were invited to participate in arts and cultural exchange, critique, and discussion.

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APAF 2011 Report

In 2011, as the 9th APAF, based on the positive feedback from the 2010 workshop, three selected 10-minute short pieces — called “seed-pieces”— were further developed through collaboration between artists in Souel, Taipei, and Tokyo, into full-length works that were performed in those cities. An extended workshop entitled “Workshop-Extenstion(EXT) for International Collaboration” was also held in Tokyo in 2011. In it, artists from Hanoi and Tokyo worked together in two teams to create new small works under the theme “Family.”

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APAF 2010 Report

Young Asian artists were chosen and brought together in Tokyo to co-operate in the production of several short plays. Through this they deepened their understanding of each other’s cultures and together they sought new possibilities for Asian Performing Arts in the wider world.

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APAF Report in 2009 The 7th in TOKYO

The APAF 2009 presented the collaboration work with artists from the participating cities and also presented the showcase of the young cutting edge artists in Tokyo. The audience enjoyed encountering the Asian cultures though this festival.

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APAF Report in 2008 The 6th in SEOUL

The 6th Asian Performing Arts Festival was held at the same time with the annual Performing Arts Market Seoul.It started with splendid Opening Ceremony and Concert followed by various performances by some of the finest artists from Seoul, Taipei, Tokyo and Bangkok both inside and outside of the theater and attracted a large number of audience. It became a foundation stone for Asian Performing Art Festival of its further improvement in the future.

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APAF Report in 2007 The 5th in MANILA

Booth exhibition introducing its history and showcase performances by talented artists from Manila, Delhi, Hanoi, Seoul, Taipei, and Tokyo were held in conjunction with the plenary meeting of ANMC21’s in Manila.?

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APAF Report in 2006 The 4th in TAIPEI

The theme of the year was “Transperforming” – a combination of “transforming” and “performing.” By “performing” artists portrayed the “transforming” state of Asia.

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APAF Report in 2004 The 3rd in HANOI

Adding to a variety of programmes from Hanoi, Beijing, Seoul, Taipei, and Tokyo, Bangkok made its first appearance with an exotic traditional dance troupe as the special participant.

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APAF Report in 2003 The 2nd in DELHI

Beijing, Seoul, Taipei and Tokyo, and Delhi as the host city, participated with a wide variety of stage performances, seminars and workshop. The festival venue was packed with audience.

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APAF Report in 2002 The 1st in TOKYO

Through stage plays, dances and performance of unusual instruments from Asia, previously introduced little in Japan, thus mutual understanding and cultural exchange at the citizen’s level were promoted.

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