“A mobile dance project which uses the box of a cargo truck as a stage”
DANCE TRUCK TOKYO is a project planned and produced by the Japan Dance Truck Association that has been selected by Tokyo Metropolitan Government and Arts Council Tokyo (Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture), via the “Tokyo Tokyo FESTIVAL Public Call for Project Proposals.” For a year starting from autumn 2019, The project will appear in 15 locations in Tokyo's wards, Tama area and islands. The curators are Yoko Higashino, Tsuyoshi Shirai and Yukio Suzuki, all leaders in Japanese contemporary dance, and a large number of cutting-edge artists from various fields will be participating.
During the fall of 2019, the project will employ a “solar truck” equipped with solar panels to appear in five cities (Shinjuku, Adachi, Komae, Shibuya, and Fuchu). The truck provides a compact space for cutting-edge artists from a variety of disciplines. These events will transform familiar everyday scenes of the city by using dance as an axis to create performances which integrate body, light and sound with the surrounding environment. By digesting and re-interpreting the diverse landscapes of Tokyo, each performance becomes a unique site-specific event.