Performing Arts Network Japan is a Website dedicated to disseminating information
about the stimulating and highly diverse Japanese performing arts scene. And,
with an eye to the international performing arts scene, each month we will also
introduce presenters who are presently active on the international stage.
The Japan Foundation has previously published English language introductions to
drama and dance artists in Theater Japan (1989 and 1993), and an organized survey
of the genres of contemporary theater, contemporary dance, butoh, contemporary
music, and popular music, in Performing Arts Now in Japan (1995). We also presented
the most up-to-date information on the Japan Performing Arts Net Website during
1997-2003 to provide a view of trends in Japanese performing arts.
We sincerely hope that these efforts and this brand new project of Performing
Arts Network Japan will contribute to the promotion of international exchange
in the performing arts.
Published by the Japan Foundation
Edited by Institute for The Arts
Editor in chief: Eiko Tsuboike
Design: Yaemi Konishi
About “Modern Drama Briefs 100”
|English translation: ||Robert Reed
The “Japanese Drama Database” on this website is based on the "Modern Drama Briefs 100" project produced in association with the Japan Playwrights Association and the Japan Foundation.
Production: Japan Playwrights Association, the Japan Foundation
Supported by the Agency for Cultural Affairs, Government of Japan (2003)
Selection Committee: Minoru Betsuyaku, Yoshio Ozasa, Ren Saito
Editor of the English Translation: Mari Boyd
Japanese Editor: Ryoko Kawabata
Collaborators: Tetsu Arai, Akiko Asai, Maki Ito, Yukako Ito, Makoto Katsura,Hiromi Ohashi, Masaaki Okuno, Roba Shimori, Miyuki Tanase
Translators: Farah Ali, Mari Boyd, Gavin Fryer, Daniel Gallimore, Yukiko Ito, Shoko Iwata, John D. Swain
This month’s front page photographs: woks of Chikara Fujiwara
ENGEKI QUEST – Tokyo Exile
photo provided by 冨田粥
ENGEKI QUEST – The Rainbow Masseur
photo provided by Hong Kong Arts Center
ENGEKI QUEST – Liebende in Düsseldorf
Photo: Christian Herrmann
(Taipei Art Festival 2018)
© Gelée Lai
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