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Asia-Pacific Weeks Berlin program includes Chelfitsch, Faifai and Niwa Gekidan Penino (Oct. 7 – 18, 2009)
 Asien-Pazifik-Wochen Berlin (Asia-Pacific Weeks Berlin) is a comprehensive event of programs including conferences in the business and science fields, symposiums and culture/arts programs held every other year since 1997, with this year being the 7th holding. The event is organized by the City of Berlin with cooperation of Berlin Partner GmbH and Asien-Pazifik-Forum Berlin (Asia-Pacific Forum Berlin) in the business and science program and Haus der Kulturen der Welt (The House of World Cultures) in the culture/arts program. This year’s overall theme is Partner for a Common Future with a program focusing on issues such as alternative energy and mobility.

Part of the arts program to be held at the Hebbel am Ufer (HAU) is titled Tokio-Shibuya: The New Generation (Oct. 14 – 17) and will feature Chelfitsch performing Hot Pepper, Air Conditioner, and the Farewell Speech (world premiere), faifai performing my name is I LOVE YOU and Niwa Gekidan Penino with the production Frustrierendes Bilderbuch für Erwachsene/Frustrating Picture Book for Adults. Also on the program are an installation titled Super Rat by chim ↑ pom shows the process of catching a rat in Center Street of Shibuya, stuffing it and turning it into Pikachu, a Ryuichi Sakamoto concert Out of Noise, a live performance by the avant-garde psychedelic band Ghost, a lecture by Atsushi Sasaki on Japanese culture since 1990 and a panel discussion with Hajime Matsumoto, the activist owner of a recycled goods shop in Tokyo’s Koenji district named Shiroto No Ran/Amateur Rebellion and philosopher Guillaume Paoli. Click here to see an interview with the HAU director Matthias Lilienthal.

At The House of World Cultures here will also be a historical discourse titled Nanjing Yangtze River Bridge by Qiu Zhijie, an installation by Tadashi Kawamata and a recitation by Mo Yan of one of his own works.
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