“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.


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


About Tokyo Tokyo FESTIVAL
Tokyo Tokyo FESTIVAL is an initiative that will see a variety of cultural programs unfold in the run-up to the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games, promoting Tokyo’s 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 will be collectively named "Tokyo Tokyo FESTIVAL Special 13," and will be implemented in sequence towards 2020, when the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020 will be held.

Organized by: Tokyo Metropolitan Government and 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
Production Support: Monten, Green Room
In Cooperation with: Green Power Factory and Marche Power Yokohama Inc.

Producer: Matsue Okazaki
Curators: Yoko Higashino, Yukio Suzuki, Tsuyoshi Shirai
Technical Director & Lighting Designer: Takayuki Fujimoto (Kinsei R&D)
Stage Managers: Lang Craighill, Kozo Kimura
Lighting Designers: Ryoya Fudetani, Taichi Kutsumi
Sound Engineering:WHITELIGHT
Video Installation: Yohei Saito
Art supervision: OLEO
Production Assistant: Nao Ashimine, Anna Nishida
PR: Ayako Tomokawa(office ayatsumugi)
Art Direction & Design: Hirohisa Ota (golzopocci)
Web Design: Kazuya Kato
Video documentation Supervised: Hikaru Fujii
Photography: amano studio
Translation: Ritsuko Saito



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