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   24 NOVEMBER 2020

   

Constantin Chiriac, guest of the online conferences organized in the framework of the special autumn edition of the Tokyo Festival.

Constantin Chiriac, Didier Dechamps, Thomas Ostermeier, Ivo Van Hove, Yi-Ruu LIU are the managers of internationally renowned theatres and festivals that have accepted the invitation extended by Hideki Noda, director, artistic director of Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre, to participate at two online talks about the present and future of performing arts. The Artistic Directors International Meeting is included in the programme of the special autumn edition of the Tokyo Festival which, this year, in the context of the Covid-19 pandemic, takes place online. The famous theatre man Octavian Saiu moderated the two talks, whose recordings are available online free of charge in 24 November – 2 December 2020, on the Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre website and the TMT YouTube channel.

SESSION1: Theatre artists about our times

How will theatre survive the current situation? Throughout history, theatre has experienced similarly difficult moments: plague, shutdowns, lockdowns, in the times of Shakespeare, for example. Can such disasters redefine it or not?

Guest Panellist       

Didier Deschamps (Théâtre National de Chaillot), Thomas Ostermeier (Schaubühne)

Ivo Van Hove (International Theater Amsterdam)

Host Panellist: Hideki Noda(Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre)

Moderator: Octavian Saiu (theatre critic)

Video messages from Damien Jalet, Robert Lepage, Silviu Purcărete

The English recording is available here.

SESSION2: The present and the future of Art Festivals

The modern festival culture started after WWII, in a ruined world, when festivals became platforms of joy. What can we learn from this crisis and how could art festivals fulfil this mission again now? What is the role of international arts festivals now?

Guest Panellist       

Constantin Chiriac (Sibiu International Theatre Festival), Yi-Ruu Liu (National Theater and Concert Hall, Taipei)

Host Panellist: Hideki Noda(Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre)

Moderator: Octavian Saiu (theatre critic)

video messages from Mark Ball(Manchester International Festival), Tisa Ho (Hong Kong Arts Festival) Mia Yoo (LAMAMA, etc), Silviu Purcărete

The English recording is available here.

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