TWB Digest #360

Dear esteemed reader,
To use the words of Italo Calvino, take all the time you need or be swift. May you achieve utmost constructive concentration in this year. May your endless artistic labors bear fruit.
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American Arts Incubator (AAI) is a creative exchange program that utilizes community-driven digital and new media art projects to instigate dialogue, build communities, bolster local economies, and further social innovation. Each incubator addresses a relevant social or environmental challenge such as economic equity, youth empowerment, gender equality, and environmental health.
American Arts Incubator is an initiative of the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs developed in partnership with ZERO1.
The countries selected for AAI 2020 will be announced in early 2019 before finalists are invited to submit a full application. For more information about the program, visit
Deadline and Fees
Sunday, January 13, 2019, 11:59 PM Pacific Standard Time.
International Culture Lab is calling for proposals from performance artists, actors, musicians, dancers, performers from the variety arts, and beyond… to present an original performance between 5 and 15 minutes in length.

For questions, please contact us at
Deadline: Sunday February 3, 2019
What’s happening: The conference, Creative Encounters: Reimagining Residencies, will be hosted by Kyoto City and Kyoto Art Center in cooperation with the Agency of Cultural Affairs from February 6-8, 2019.
This 3-day meeting will address the evolution of arts residency models and rapid expansion of the field. We will compare traditional ‘time and space’ models with new residency typologies that reflect our changing social economy. Nomadic, start-up, virtual and Airbnb residencies will all be explored. The meeting will pose questions about the progression of the field using examples in Japan and internationally. How can we evaluate these new models? How can artists residencies remain socially engaged and respond to artists’ needs? How are these innovative new models funded?
Registration closes January 11.
Secure your spot and sign up for the meeting now!
Music Theatre NOW Meeting, will be held in Rotterdam (The Netherlands) as part of the international festival Operadagen May 18th-20th 2019:
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  • TEH Conference 87 ”pARTicipation through cultural reflexions”: 16-19 May 2019, Dresden Germany. Find out more.
  • TEH Balkan Hub Meeting: 7-9 March 2019, Timisoara Romania. We are having a meeting to keep working on regional cooperation. Read all about it.
  • Creative Lenses Final Conference: ”Culture and Business Models in Challenging Times”: 24-25 April 2019, Helsinki, Finland.
    More info here.
  • 14 Workshops on Business Models for Arts and Cultural Professionals: March 2019, All across Europe. Find the locations and dates near you.

This issue of Words without Borders, features International Humor, Translating the Tao, and Contemporary Oulipian Writing
Women in the Arts and Media Coalition
Project Submissions
Script Submissions
Other Resources
 Check out the Funding Resources pages!

Performing Arts Japan – Japan Foundation New York Website

 Performing Arts Japan – Japan Foundation New York Website

The Japan Foundation is now accepting project proposals for Performing Arts Japan (PAJ) touring and collaboratrion grants for the 2015 – 2016 fiscal year.


This program is designed to provide financial assistance for non-profit organizations in the US and Canada that aim to introduce Japanese performing arts to local audiences. PAJ Touring Grants help present Japanese performing arts at multiple locations in the United States and Canada, with an emphasis on locations outside major metropolitan areas. PAJ Collaboration Grants help Japanese and American/Canadian artists develop a new work, which will further an appreciation of Japanese culture when presented to American/Canadian audiences. The grants are made to nonprofit organizations in the U.S. and Canada only. Click on one of the links below for information on eligibility, grant coverage, review criteria and the application form.

 2015-2016 PAJ Program Guidelines

 2015-2016 PAJ Application Form 

Application Schedule

Deadline for applications is October 27, 2014. The applications must be received by mail or hand delivery (facsimile transmission or email will not be accepted) by 5:00 p.m. EST, October 27, 2014 at:

The Japan Foundation, New York (for U.S. applicants)

Attention: PAJ Program 

152 West 57th Street, 17th Floor

New York, NY 10019


The Japan Foundation, Toronto (for Canadian applicants)

Attention: PAJ Program 

131 Bloor Street West, Suite 213

Toronto, Ontario M5S 1R1

The Japan Foundation PAJ Advisory Committee will review applications in December 2014. Based on the recommendations of the Committee, the final selection of awardees is made by the Foundation's Headquarter in Tokyo. Written notification of awards will be mailed in April 2015.


To date, PAJ has funded 253 projects (including 123 touring, 120 collaborative, and 10 special projects) of Japanese performing arts in both traditional and contemporary art forms. In the "2014-2015" fiscal year, 10 projects (5 touring and 5 collaborative) were funded under the program, for a total amount of US$246,000 (please see the List of Awardees below). PAJ is advised by an annually appointed panel composed of approximately ten performing arts specialists from throughout the United States.

2014-2015 PAJ Awardees

2013-2014 PAJ Awardees

2012-2013 PAJ Awardees

2011-2012 PAJ Awardees

2010-2011 PAJ Awardees

2009-2010 PAJ Awardees

2008-2009 PAJ Awardees

2007-2008 PAJ Awardees

2006-2007 PAJ Awardees

2005-2006 PAJ Awardees

2004-2005 PAJ Awardees

2003-2004 PAJ Awardees

International Prizes and Grants: Japan

If you are interested in prizes and grants related to Japan, here are a couple of opportunities you may wish to pursue:

  • The first opportunity is the U.S/Japan Creative Artists' Program offered through the NEA. This grant allows outstanding contemporary or traditional artists from the United States to spend a three-month residency in Japan ($20,000 to cover housing, living, and professional expenses for either one artist or a collaborative team and up to $2,000 for round trip transportation for the artist). More information can be found on the following website:
  • The second opportunity is the Uchimura Prize 2012, which is an annual award administered by the International Theatre Institute Worldwide in cooperation with the Japanese ITI Center that aims to stimulate and encourage initiatives taken by groups or individual artists outside Japan that lead to an action or project related to Japanese theatre (dramatic work, production, performance of a play, adaptation, training course, scholarly work, etc.) The deadline has been extended to February 1, 2013. U.S. applicants should submit their applications to TCG, which serves as the U.S. Centre of ITI. For more information please visit the ITI website:

Res Artis General Meeting 2012 – Tokyo!

The General Meeting of Res Artis will be held from October 25th until the 28th in Tokyo, Japan.

We are pleased to announce that a two-day excursion to the Tohoku area, the site of the disastrous earthquake and tsunami of 3/11, has been organized by Tokyo Wonder Site, our hosts for our General Meeting. The dates are October 29th and 30th.

For more information and an application form, please visit the conference website

Also, please note that the online registration will close on September 23rd.


Call for proposals: IPRA Conference in Japan

Present your work and join the conversation at the 2012 IPRA Conference in Japan! 

November 24-28, 2012 
Deadline for proposals: May 1, 2012

What  would a global infrastructure for the Art and Peace field look like?

How are the arts contributing to non-violent resistance, rehumanization and reconciliation?

How can we facilitate effective collaborations between artists and peacebuilding practitioners working in other media?

This year, the International Peace Research Association (IPRA) is convening its bi-annual conference in Tsu City, Mie Prefecture, Japan. Since 2004, IPRA has included an Arts and Peace Commission which facilitates networking and sharing of information among artists, peacebuilders, researchers and educators throughout the world. This year, we will be exploring the following themes: music and conflict transformation; visual art and peacebuilding; music therapy; documentation, assessment and evaluation of work at the nexus of art, culture and peacebuilding; the contributions of theatre and ritual to the creative transformation of conflict; and developing a global infrastructure to support the peacebuilding/arts field. We welcome proposals for sessions on these and other topics, including initiatives in Africa, the Middle East, South and Central America, Indigenous communities, Asia and Pacific regions, among others. Those interested in proposing individual presentations or sessions should submit an application as soon as possible, but no later than May 1. Please see the submission guidelines and schedule.

In most years there is a little, but VERY little, financial assistance for participants from non-OECD countries. We encourage colleagues who wish to participate to mark the November dates in your calendar, and seek resources from your institutions or other sources available to you. Please check the IPRA and conference website for updated information. 

Cynthia Cohen and Maria Elena Lopez Vinader
Arts and Peace Commission, IPRA

on the move Newsflash 11/2010‏

November 17, 2010 is a cultural mobility information network that aims to encourage and facilitate cross-border mobility and cooperation, contributing to building up a vibrant and shared European cultural space that is strongly connected worldwide. On-the-Move provides international cultural mobility information, engages in research, capacity building and advocacy mediating between the network members, other grassroots organisations and policy makers.

Please send your mobility news and opportunities to the Editor:

News from On the Move

La lettre d'information mensuelle est disponible aussi en Français! Monthly newsletter is also available in French!Grâce au soutien du Ministère Français de la Culture et Communication, la Newsflash est maintenant traduite en Français chaque mois et envoyée quelques jours après la version originale en Anglais.

Grants for Mobility

Joint Mobility Fund Roberto Cimetta and Marseille-Provence 2013 new dates (deadlines: 30 Nov, 25 Feb, 22 Apr, 26 Aug)The Cimetta Fund, Euro-Mediterranean arts mobility programme and Marseille-Provence 2013 – European capital of culture announce new dates for their joint Mobility Fund in 2010 and 2011. This Fund supports artistic creation in the Euro-Med region in the contemporary performing arts (theatre, dance, circus/street/puppet art) music, visual arts, digital arts, photography, film, new writing, playwriting, storytelling, poetry, transdisciplinary projects.

Calls for participation

Call for proposals for the European Festival of Contemporary Dance, 28 June – 4 July, Bytom and Krakow, Poland (deadline: 28 February)The Silesian Dance Theatre in cooperation with EUNIC-European Union National Institutes of Culture are seeking emerging, young artists from all over EU with dance works to be presented as part of the European Festival of Contemporary Dance, Bytom and Kraków, June 28th – July 4th, 2011.CASCAS call for applications for a 6-day tour of the street arts and circus context of Sweden, Belgium, Finland or UK (deadline: 30 November)CASCAS is a European project led by organisations who provide information and advice on the circus and street arts at a national level. By offering facilitated tours of the circus and street arts context within Sweden, Belgium, Finland and UK, CASCAS will encourage the exchange of ideas and expertise across Europe, with the aim of assisting people in the circus and street arts sectors to further develop their working knowledge.Pépinières Européennes pour Jeunes Artistes call for emerging creation video cinema FIPA 2011, Biarritz, France (deadline: 30 November)The Pépinières Européennes pour Jeunes Artistes in partnership with the emerging creation programme of the International Festival of Audiovisual Programmes – FIPA – of Biarritz launch a new call for applications.


Summer International Fellowship Programme for art managers at the Ken
nedy Center, Washington, D.C., USA (deadline: 1 December)
The Devos Institute of Arts Management at the Kennedy Centre for the Performing Arts announces a Summer International Fellowship Programme to provide practical experience to 20 mid-to-high level arts leaders currently working in international nonprofit performing arts organisations outside the USA.EFA Atelier for Young Festival Managers – Open Call for Application, May-Singapore and October-Izmir-Turkey (deadlines: 17 December and 7 February)The European Festivals Association (EFA) announces the launch of the Open Call for Application for two editions of the Atelier for Young Festival Managers in 2011: SINGAPORE from 14-21 May 2011, and IZMIR/Turkey 2011 from 24-31 October 2011.


Workshop Foundation call for applications RESEARCH INTO THE UNKNOWN – improvisational laboratory, 28 Feb-9 May 2011, Budapest, Hungary (deadline: 20 December)Artist-in-residence programme in Budapest, Hungary, taking place between 28th February to 9th May, 2011, organised by the Workshop Foundation and proposing to explore "Improvisation in dance and other artforms, and its relation to awareness and perception of performer and audience".Call for Entries for the PACT Zollverein residencies from August to December 2011, Germany (deadline: 13 December)From August to December 2011 PACT Zollverein is offering a residency programme for the development and realisation of projects and productions, which is open to professional artists from both Germany and abroad working in the fields of dance, performance, media art or music.Caravansarai announces two residencies periods in 2011, Istanbul, Turkey (deadline for summer residencies: 15 January)Caravansarai proposes seasonal live/work programmes open to artists, creators and researchers interested in living and working in Istanbul, Turkey for periods of a few weeks to a few months. In addition to the one-month residencies available for the months of May – August, 2011, it has short 2-week residencies available from February 1-13th and March 15-31st, 2011.


7th Euro-American Campus on Cultural Cooperation, 30 November-3 December, Las Palmas, Gran Canaria, SpainThe 7th Euro-American Campus on Cultural Cooperation will take place from 30 November to 3 December in Las Palmas, Gran Canaria (Spain) under the general theme of “Culture, Cooperation and Local Development”. The Campus main focus will be on cultural practice and the promotion of a clearer and deeper vision of the cultural dimension of development at local level.Sharjah Art Foundation March Meeting 2011 Call for Presentation Proposals, 13-15 March, Sharjat, United Arab Emirates (deadline: 29 November)Artists, art practitioners and institutions based or active in the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia are invited to apply for the opportunity to make a formal presentation on a current or future art project at the 4th edition of the March Meeting organised by Sharjah Art Foundation, taking place from March 13th to 15th in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates.


Ramon Roca Boncompte International Award For Cultural Management Studies (deadline: 1 April 2011)With the aim of contributing to the development of dissemination of research in the field of cultural management at the European level, Ros Roca Group and FiraTàrrega have launched the Ramon Roca Boncompte International Award for Cultural Management Studies. Prize: €6,000.

Regional focus: Asia

Performing Arts Meeting (TPAM) & IETM Satellite Meeting, 14th – 20th February 2011,Yokohama, JapanIETM members are warmly invited to attend the next Asia Satellite meeting in Yokohama (Japan) from Monday 14th to Wednesday 16th February 2011 and to stay on for a renewed-concept TPAM Wednesday 16th to Sunday 20th February.Korea Arts Management Service call for “Funding for International Collaborative Project” (deadline: 30 November)The Ministry of Culture, Sports, and Tourism and Korea Arts Management Service (KAMS) are accepting applications for financial support under the “Funding for International Collaborative Project”. Please bear in mind that only the Korean partner can apply to the open call.

Regional Focus: Euro-Mediterranean

Fondation Marc de Montalembert call for applications from the Mediterranean region for young people under 30 years old (deadline: 31 December)The Marc de Montalembert Grant (7,000 EUR) helps young people from countries bordering the Mediterranean sea and below 30 years of age, to implement projects dedicated to the knowledge of the cultures or arts and crafts in this region.

Mobility project space

Re-tooling residencies: International Conference on Artistic Residencies followed by exchange programme for emerging professionalsRe-tooling residencies aims at creating an exchange programme for eight cultural professionals who want to start a new residency programme in a south eastern European country where residencies are less established.HALMA grants programme for writersHALMA grants programme for writers aims at organising a broad writers’ exchange programme among literary centres from all over Europe.Rendez-VousRendez-Vous is a multidisciplinary mobility programme that makes use of eight European artist residency centres which cross Europe east to west and aims at giving rise to a mobility model which can be transposed to all artistic disciplines.

Partner search

The Delta Ensemble's European Project is looking for partnersThe Delta Ensemble's European Project is looking both for cultural organisations and for performers and creative artists, in order to form an international artistic team that would be able to appropriate and to increase the Delta Ensemble's creative know-how and make up a network of operators – co-organisers and associated partners – that would like to build together with the EU this project of cultural cooperation.


Moving Arts: managing the carbon impacts of our touring by Julie´s BicycleMoving Arts asseses the carbon impacts of Bands, Orchestras and Theatres touring the UK and internationally. The research, in three volumes, is led by a detailed set of recommendations and a new online tool for measuring carbon emissions before and after a tour. The author is Julie’s Bicycle, a broad coalition of music, theatre and scientific experts committed to delivering a concerted response to climate change.Artists Mov
ing & Learning national reports
The “Artists Moving & learning” two year research project analysed the impact of mobility of artists in Europe from an educational and lifelong learning perspective. The first outcomes have been published: ten national monographs with interviews of artists from the performing and visual arts in 10 EU member states.

Don't forget …

The News and Announcements section is constantly being updated. This Newsflash offers a selection of current items. If you are looking for opportunities for professional mobility, check the site regularly so you don't miss any deadlines.

New links and updates in English and FrenchThe Kunstenloket is a contact point for practical and legal advice on everything to do with working as an artist in Belgium. Since ever more foreign artists are using Kunstenloket services, the information on the artist’s status, reimbursements and foreign artists in Belgium is now available in English and French on the website.

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On The Move – Newsflash 10/2010‏

October 25, 2010 is a cultural mobility information network that aims to encourage and facilitate cross-border mobility and cooperation, contributing to building up a vibrant and shared European cultural space that is strongly connected worldwide. On-the-Move provides international cultural mobility information, engages in research, capacity building and advocacy mediating between the network members, other grassroots organisations and policy makers.

Please send your mobility news and opportunities to the Editor:

You are welcome to use this information for non-profit purposes.

EU News

Call for proposals and info sessions: "Strengthening capacities in the cultural sector" – People and Eastern Partnership Culture programme, 21 Oct/Brussels and 25 Oct/Kiev (deadline: 19 November)The objective of this call for proposals is to contribute to the creation of a political, regulatory, institutional and economic environment conducive to the strengthening of the cultural sectors and their actors as a vector for sustainable economic, social and human development.Call for proposals for flagship projects – European Year of Volunteering 2011 (deadline: 12 November)The purpose of this call is to support one or two flagship projects per Member State, which will receive a grant from the European Commission, in order to test and develop new and innovative schemes and approaches with a view to build long-term partnerships between civil society organisations operating in the area of volunteering. 

Grants for Mobility

danceWEB scholarship programme 2011, 13 July to 17 August 2011, Vienna, Austria (deadline: 15 December)The Scholarship Programme is a 5 week residency taking place every year in July – August in Vienna within the frame of ImPulsTanz festival. It offers around 65 young professional dancers and choreographers from mainly European but also from non European countries the possibility to take part in an intense multinational further training programme. 

Calls for participation

Studio 303 performances opportunities "In the Round" and "Mobilise", Montreal, Canada (deadlines: 15 November)Studio 303, a network of intersecting support and resource activities, providing a nurturing home base for independent artists proposes two calls for submissions for short works for shared programmes to take place in 2011.Salzburger Performance Tage 2011, 16 April, Austria (deadline: 15 December)Lange Nacht des Tanzes, a cooperation of ARGEkultur and Tanzimpulse Salzburg calls for productions for this event to take place on the 16th April 2011 in Salzburg, Austria.Open call for INVISIBLE CITY, May 2011, Schiedam, Netherlands (deadline: 8 November)Invisible City will take place in the beginning of May 2011. Artists and non-artists from all disciplines can apply with plans for new work or existing work. Working period: 10 days maximum on location.Call for entries danubeVIDEOARTfestival, March 2011, Grein, Austria (deadline: 1 December)Media and video artists from all over the world are invited to submit their works for the danubeVIDEOARTfestival #1 that will be held in March 2011 in Stadtkino Grein (Upper Austria). 


Social protection of performing artists, 26 November, Brussel, BelgiumTraining session addressing the social protection of performing artists in Belgium from both an academic as well as a more practical perspective organised by the Faculty of Law – Clinics on EU Law 2010-2011, Leuven. Open Calls – Prague Quadrennial of Performance Design and Space, 16-26 June 2011, Czech Republic (deadlines: 30 October, 30 November, 15 January)The next Prague Quadrennial of Performance Design and Space, taking place in June 2011, 16-26, proposes several labs and workshops in a variety of performance design disciplines and genres – costume, stage, light, sound design, and theatre architecture for dance, opera, drama, site specific, multi-media performances, and performance art. 


Community Arts Project Residency, Nka Foundation, Ashanti, Ghana (deadline: ongoing)Foundation Nka seeks submissions of creative projects designed to accomplish community ends. The Community Arts Residency project is a part of Nka Foundation’s Arts Village at Abetenim in the Ashanti Region (about 20 km from Kumasi), Ghana. 


How to promote the mobility and internationalisation of cultural operators?, 23 November, Lisboa, PortugalThe International office of the Portuguese Ministry of Culture (GPEARI/MC) is organizing a seminar on the 23 of November in Lisbon to promote reflection on the main issues involving the mobility of artists and cultural operators as well as to disseminate among the Portuguese culture sector some of the networks, organisations and tools available to support internationalisation.Re:Imagining Cultural Space 17-19 November, Stockholm, Sweden (deadline for registration: 29 October)International conference and lab on the policy and practice of flexible art spaces and cultural organisations in Europe, organised by Intercult and Black/North Seas in collaboration with Culture Action Europe and Orionteatern (SE).Dance and Theatre from Europe. New impetus from the East, 5-6 November, Leipzig, GermanyIn the course of the 20th edition of the festival euro-scene Leipzig, this symposium plans to enrich the Europe-wide debate about artistic mobility and its disbalances stimuli and questions.International Conference on Creative Tourism, 9-10 December, Barcelona, SpainThe aim of this conference is to bring together researchers, urban planners, policy designers, artists, cultural activists and tourist professionals to assess the benefits of international collaboration in the rapidly developing field of creative tourism.Arts Funding – Artistic Freedom, European Council of Artists (ECA), 5-7 November, Zagreb, Croatia (deadline for registration: 14 October)ECA's annual conference 2010 to take place in Zagreb 5-7 November proposes to address fundamental questions such as: Is public funding a guarantee for a free and diverse arts scene? Is the market a possible way towards independent arts and artists? 


5th International Art Prize Arte Laguna, March 2011, Venice, Italy (deadline: 16 November by mail or 10 December online)The International Prize Arte Laguna continues its course as "incubator of Italian and international young art", with the will to discover new talent, to support emerging artists in promoting their creativity and to develop their careers.18th Jeunesses International FLUTE Competition, 7-13 May 2011, Bucharest, Romania (deadline: 1 March 2011)The 18th Jeunesses International Flute Competition, 7 – 13 May 2011 is targeted at two age categories: up to 18 and 30 years old.The FutureEverything Award (deadline: 31 October)The FutureEverything Award recognises outstanding achievement for innovation in art, society & technology. It celebrates creative projects in any medium that offer a new and unique way to experience or see the world and help to bring the future into the present. 

Regional focus: Asia

Japan Foundation arts and cultural exchange programme 2011-2012 guidelines announced (various deadlines)The Japan Foundation supports exchange projects between Japan and other nations in three art genres: visual arts, performing arts and audio-visual arts as well as in publications and, in segments that enhance understanding of Japan through culture, cultural cooperation and civic/youth exchange. 

Mobility project space

Writers on the move, mobile traning programme (deadline: 7 November)The SPACE mobility project is providing a mobile European training programme for critics, journalists, theoreticians, who are writing about performing arts and who want to deepen their knowledge base and analyse and improve their work within an international context.Mobility Infopoint Mapping in ItalyThe study was carried out by Fondazione Fitzcarraldo, the Italian partner of PRACTICS, between 2009 and 2010.House for Open Mobility Exchange (H.O.M.E.)H.O.M.E. is a platform for self-organised non-formal exchange of artists working in public spaces.MusXchangeMusXchange aims at reducing a deficit in the training of young musicians resulting from a lack of support to short-term mobility programmes in professional orchestra and ensemble training.Artistic companionship throughout EuropeCompagnonnage artistique á travers l'Europe main goal is to create a network to provide structures for the spontaneous movement of artists and cultural workers and to improving their practices by encouraging them to acquire new skills through exchange. 


Artist Visa Applications: Arguments for SuccessHow do you argue when visa issuing offices and embassies continue to violate international recommendations and conventions? This Freemuse Quick Guide tackles various points set out in international conventions and recommendations to help you argue for smooth visa handling.Encouraging Collections Mobility – A Way Forward for Museums in EuropeEncouraging Collections Mobility is the ideal text for museum professionals, researchers and students who are determined to explore and research collections in order to open collection resources and learn more about European heritage.  

Don't forget …

The News and Announcements section is constantly being updated. This Newsflash offers a selection of current items. If you are looking for opportunities for professional mobility, check the site regularly so you don't miss any deadlines.

New links and updates

WE ARE MORE! Act for Culture in Europewe are more, a Europe-wide arts advocacy campaign (2010-2013) has been launched by Culture Action Europe this October.Crossing Borders: The state of artists mobilityA compilation of cases on the hurdles of artists mobility put together by three intersecting networks: Res Artis, freeDimensional and The Upgrade.

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Roberta Levitow

Fukuoka Prize for Arts and Culture

Arts and Culture Prize
ONG Keng Sen
Theatre Director (Artistic Director of TheatreWorks)
Singapore / Contemporary Performance

Arts and Culture Prize,CAI Guo-Quing
"120", conceived and directed by Ong Keng Sen, numerous specialist tours led by actors around the Singapore National Museum to commemorate its 120 year anniversary (2007).
Arts and Culture Prize,CAI Guo-Quing
"Geisha", conceived and directed by Ong Keng Sen, Lincoln Center Festival (2006). Tamami Gojo, an master of classical Japanese dance (pictured left), Karen Kandel, an American actress(pictured right)
Arts and Culture Prize,CAI Guo-Quing
"The Global Soul–the Buddha project" conceived and directed by Ong Keng Sen, a performance of ancient traditions, contemporary dance and music theatre, premiered in Berlin (2003).

Mr. Ong Keng Sen is one of the most prolific theatre directors in the world. His productions are shaped by modern sensibility which brings together Asian and European performance traditions in striking way. He has won international acclaim as a director. He has been a pioneer at the international frontier of theatrical art: his plays do not disregard tradition, but still place a premium on physicality, and remain true to the spirit of pop art.

Mr. Ong was born in Singapore in 1963 He graduated from the Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore, in 1989. In 1988, while still at university, he joined ‘TheatreWorks’ as an artistic direcor, and that was the beginning of his career as an artistic director. From 1993 to 1994, he studied at Tisch School of the Arts, New York University, and obtained an M.A. in Performance Studies. Around this time, his productions were staged in the US, Europe and Japan, and his name became well known to the world. Since then he has been offered commissions by major theatres and arts festivals in Asia and Europe, and has directed a great variety of plays. In 2003, he received the Singapore Cultural Medallion Award (Theatre).

In all his activities, Mr. Ong is always asking himself the fundamental question, 'What does it mean, today, to live as an artist?' As a theatre director, he has fixed his gaze at the geographically vast expanse of Asia and the Western world, and also across a long stretch of historical memory. The Flying Circus Project, which has been in continuous development since 1996, has provided a landmark opportunity for performers from diverse backgrounds, both Asian and Western artists of classical and contemporary performing art as well as those from non-theatrical backgrounds, to work together. This gave birth to innovative stage adaptations of Shakespearean plays such as Lear (1997-99) and Desdemona (2000-01), which was performed at the Fukuoka Asian Art Museum. In Sandakan Threnody (2004) andThe Continuum: Beyond the Killing Fields (2001-10), which are classified in a new genre called 'docu-performances', he traced the records of warfare in modern Asia and presented these on stage. Then the stage became a thrilling space where the audience, too, could inspect Asian history through a sharply critical lens.

Mr. Ong Keng Sen is one of the leaders of the international performing world, whose work has successfully broken down the simplistic dualism which traditionally separate the classical from the contemporary arts, and the East from the West. By thus transcending barriers between genres and nations, he has contributed greatly to a revaluation of the fundamental and universal power of art through his sharp awareness of contemporary issues. For this contribution, he is truly worthy of the Arts and Culture Prize of the Fukuoka Prize.



" Step Across
the Border – Ong Keng Sen's challenge to a new frontier – "

  • 13:30 – 15:30, Sat., September 18
  • IMS Hall(with a seating capacity of 400)

NOH Theatre at Lebanon American University

 Lebanese American University


School of Arts and Sciences
Department of Arts & Communication
in collaboration with
the Embassy of Japan & The Arab Theatre Training Center
NOH Theatre at LAU
المطعم الإيطالي
(A performance in Arabic)
Written and Directed by
Noh Master Naohiko Umewaka
Tuesday September 8, 2009 – 8:30 pm
Gulbenkian Theatre

Free Admission



Bijaku Butoh in México

llega a America el gran maestro KEN MAI desde Japon

    “será en México, Centro Nacional de las Artes,  Noviembre 2008, Ken Mai (monje 
Zen) maestro  butoh U de Helsinki, Finlandia. Y Compañero de escena del director 
latinoamericano, Juan José Olavarrieta

Como las buenas noticias se comparten tengo el gusto de avisarles que el costo cambio 
ya que entro a este proyecto otra empresa japonesa, (canon)  por lo que baja el costo 
del taller

Gracias al apoyo y la unión de instituciones y empresas privadas, Llega a América por 
primera vez, el gran maestro Ken Mai, este destacadísimo catedrático de BIGAKU BUTOH 
(otra de las tendencia que trae a México el  maestro chileno Juan José olavarrieta.)

Estará en América por primera vez, luego de realizar todo su trabajo en los más 
importantes escenarios de Lituania, Francia, Inglaterra, Korea, Japón, Finlandia, etc.

Se destaca por su trabajo en esta técnica, reconocida mundialmente,  como “butoh 
estético”, entre los mas importantes representantes de esta tendencias esta este 
maestro y monje Zen.

Ken Mai tiene además una característica como actor y performer que han hecho de sus 
puestas  de gran interés y atención tanto del público como de la crítica internacional 
pues  tiene la capacidad de cantar opera en varias de sus performances.

Entre sus estudios se cuentan trabajos directos por mas de 5 años  con Kazuo Ono y 
Yoshito Ono en Yokohama, ha estudiado también por largo tiempo en el ballet clásico en 
Honda ballet  School – Kyoto, otro importante trabajo en el centro Laban de Londres, 
también con la compañía  Sub Rosa  butoh en kyoto, y en danza expresionista con Otoya 
Eguchi (Osaka), actuación teatral en la escuela de actuación de Hoei, Osaka. Entre 
otros importantes espacios  del mundo artístico.

realizara en México (y en América) esto se  realizara en el Centro Nacional de las 
Churubusco con Tlalpan.

Los objetivos  de este taller son

– conocer los fundamentos TECNICOS de BIGAkU BUTOH orientada hacia el teatro- danza  y 
la danza contemporánea, teatro y performance. 
– El manejo y conocimiento  de esta técnica escénica 
– EL Conocimiento del mundo Zen como apoyo a esta técnica 
–  uso de la voz dentro de este técnica escénica

-Improvisación básica 
-manejo de las técnica de bigaku
-Manejo de la voz
-estado de presente
-Vocabulario del movimiento
-Trabajo de contacto y centro
-Danza Zen
-Trabajo de imágenes

Requisitos de ingreso

– Experiencia en las artes escénicas a través de enviar curriculum 
– Llenar ficha de inscripción adjunta 


– Se realizara desde el 5- 9 noviembre 2008, (ultimo día para presentación y/o 
muestra) en el salón de teatro y danza del CENART, de 16 a 20hrs

– costo $2.000 pesos mexicanos depositados en la cuenta Banco  Scotiabank   
00109443886 a nombre de María Soledad Torres A. se ruega enviar copia ficha de 
deposito a los siguientes correos producció,

– Por consultas, descuentos comunicarse al correo producció,   y/o a los 
teléfonos 55493794 – 0445534754638

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