“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 Special 13.” Starting in the fall of 2019, "DANCE TRUCK TOKYO" travels to various places in the Tokyo metropolitan area. The curators are Yoko Higashino, Yukio Suzuki and Tsuyoshi Shirai, all leaders in Japanese contemporary dance, and a large number of cutting-edge artists from various fields will be participating.
From 2019 to 2021, a truck equipped with energy-saving devices appeared in the wards of central Tokyo, the Tama area and the Tokyo islands. 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.