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December Visitor – Dominique Roland, Director of France's Centre des Arts, Enghien-les-Bains seeks a Japanese company to participate in the "Art and Technology" international forum
  The Centre des Arts, Enghien-les-Bains is a new facility established in the town of Enghien-les-Bains outside of Paris in September of 2002. In the short time since its creation the Centre has won a reputation as a unique facility for the generation of formative art, music, dance, design and architecture as well as crossover works involving IT technologies and other genre. The Centre has a 4-story building with a total floor space of 3,000 sq. m. housing a main hall with a 400-person capacity, a multipurpose space capable of accommodating 100 people, a gallery and several studios, as well as 3-story guest house where resident artists can live and work. In 2005 the Centre is scheduled to receive certification from the French Ministry of Culture as a "Special Facility for the Use and Performance of Digital Art Technology."
Director Roland's visit to the Japan Foundation this time was for the purpose of gathering information related to the "Art and Technology" international forum to be held from October 13 to 15, 2005. As part of this forum, six dance companies from around the world that incorporate technology in their works will be invited for a performance series, and the official selection process for the participating companies is scheduled to begin soon. Mr. Roland also said that he wishes to invite Japanese dance companies on an ongoing basis for the year-round schedule of dance performances held at the Centre.

+ Centre des Arts, Enghien-les-Bains
  Reference: Japan-related art events at Centre des Arts, Enghien-les-Bains
Mar. 2003: Mariko Mori (GIT SD work Nirvana)
Mar. 2003: Shigenori Kudo(flutist)
2004: TOKYO ZONE 4 (Festival of modern Japanese culture ranging from film, dance and drama to cuisine)
Jan. 2005 (planned): Ryu Murakami’s TOKYO LINE (play)
Jan. 2005 (planned): GIT (Kanji Murakami)3-D Studio
2006 (planned): Koichi Tamano Butoh performance