“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.



Online Streaming
Performance without audience


Online Streaming
Performance without audience


This booklet introduces the two-year trajectory of DANCE TRUCK TOKYO, which travelled to various places throughout Tokyo. Starting in 2019 from Shinjuku with the view of high-rise buildings to Hachijojima island in Summer 2021, performances were held in nine sites (three of them were performed without the audience) in Tokyo. With dance performances at the core, 45 artists from various fields participated in the project, and 55 pieces were performed.

Published on 30 September 2021.
Published by Tokyo Metropolitan Government,
Arts Council Tokyo (Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture)
Planning, Project Management, Edition: Japan Dance Truck Association
Art Direction & Design: Hirohisa Ota (golzopocci)
Photography:amano studio, bozzo, Hiroshi Makino
Web Design: Kazuya Kato


Time period: From September 2019 to September 2021
Locations: Various sites throughout the wards of central Tokyo Tama area, and Tokyo islands
Admission Free

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About Tokyo Tokyo FESTIVAL
Tokyo Tokyo FESTIVAL is an initiative that unfolds a variety of cultural programs in the run-up to the Olympic and Paralympic Games held in Tokyo, promoting its appeal as a city of arts and culture.

About Tokyo Tokyo FESTIVAL Special 13
The Tokyo Metropolitan Government and Arts Council Tokyo sought a wide range of creative and innovative ideas from the public for projects that would become the core of the cultural programs for the Tokyo Tokyo FESTIVAL. From a total of 2,436 project proposals submitted from within Japan and overseas, 13 were selected for implementation. The 13 projects are collectively named “Tokyo Tokyo FESTIVAL Special 13,” and are being implemented in sequence.

Organized by: Tokyo Metropolitan Government,
Arts Council Tokyo (Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture)
Planning and production: Japan Dance Truck Association
Co-production: Offsite Dance Project
Lighting offered by: Color Kinetics Japan
Technical Support: Panasonic Corporation
Stage Support: Stage Work URAK[2020-2021]
Vehicle Support: Corporation Asao Lease
Production Support: Monten, Green Room[2019], Tachikawa Culture Factory[2020]
In Cooperation with: Green Power Factory and Marche Power Yokohama Inc.[2019]

Producer: Matsue Okazaki
Curators: Yoko Higashino, Yukio Suzuki, Tsuyoshi Shirai
Technical Director & Lighting Designer: Takayuki Fujimoto (Kinsei R&D)
Stage Managers: Lang Craighill[2019], Kozo Kimura[2019], Tetsujirou Kawachi[2020], Shinri Takahashi[2021]
Sound Engineering: WHITELIGHT
Lighting Designer: Ryoya Fudetani [2019]
Video Installation: Yohei Saito[2019-2020], Keisuke Takahashi[2021]
Art supervision: OLEO
Production Manager & PR: Miki Kanai[2020-2021]
Production Assistant: Nao Ashimine[2019], Anna Nishida[2019], Haruka Akagi[2020-2021]
PR: Ayako Tomokawa(office ayatsumugi) [2019-2020]
Art Direction & Design: Hirohisa Ota (golzopocci)
Web Design: Kazuya Kato
Translation: Ritsuko Saito, Mizuho Ikeda[2020-2021]
Video documentation Supervised: Hikaru Fujii
Photography: amano studio[2019], bozzo[2019-2020], Hiroshi Makino[2021]
Operational support staff: Haruka Akagi [2019], Miki Kanai [2019], Akari Abe, Lee Doyeon, Mutsumi Hanawa, Ichigo Kondo, Tomoka Matsumoto, Yuki Miyawaki, Naomi Naito, Minae Omi, Shiori Sato, Haruka Tabana, Kozue Takamiya, Nina Tanihara, Kurumi Toji, Hiroe Toyokawa, Haruna Ueno, Akane Watanabe, Chie Yoshikawa



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