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Oct. 3, 2016
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Aichi Triennale 2016 held (Aug. 11 – Oct. 23)
Aichi Triennale is an international arts festival held once every three years since 2010. Held over the 74 days from August 11 to October 23, this third holding of the festival in in 2016 under the direction of artistic director Chihiro Minato, adopting the theme of “Homo Faber: A Rainbow Caravan. The program features 119 artists from 38 countries and regions concentrating on contemporary arts with opera and a variety of performing arts. The festival venues include the Aichi Arts Center, the Nagoya City Art Museum, as well as events that will take place in urban venues of Nagoya, Okazaki and Toyohashi cities.
On the performing arts program will be a new production of the opera series that has continued since the first Triennale with Saburo Teshigawara directing and creating the stage art, lighting and set design for a production of Mozart’s The Magic Flute (performed by the Nagoya Philharmonic Orchestra), conducted by Gaetano d’Espinosa). There are also ten more works on the program from Japan and abroad. From Brazil, choreographer Dani Lima makes his first appearance in Japan with his first creation for children titled Little collection of everything as a Japan debut. While other performances including Spain’s Israel Galvan, an artist who is revolutionizing flamenco, presents his latest solo work FLA.CO.MEN, and Philippe Decouflé’s company DCA presents a Japan debut of a work based on Faust titled CONTACT that is played out in song and live musical performance, stage plays and other fill out the program.
From Japan, Un Yamada presents a new work based on the sacred “Hana-matsuri ritual with a history of more than 700 years in the Oku-Mikawa region of Aichi Prefecture. Also, one of Japan’s leading improvisational musicians, Takehisa Kosugi, who has served as music director for the Merce Cunningham dance company, presents some of his representative works from the 1960s to the present, as well as creating an installation work for the international exhibition.
The main program will be concentrated at the “Rainbow Weeks” until the festival closes on October 6th.
+Aichi Triennale 2016