Choreographer Shuji Onodera was given total artistic freedom to create his adaption of Guy de Maupassant’s “Boule de Suif” with a multicultural cast.
Nobuko Tanaka is a stage writer who has regularly contributed contemporary theater and dance articles to The Japan Times since 2001. She also writes for several Japanese and overseas magazines and web sites. As a promoter, she takes Japanese artists to foreign theater festivals.
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Festival/Tokyo, known for its focus on young artists and edgy productions, has shifted the annual festival's emphasis from live performances to online ones.
Director Silviu Purcarete reveals the murky and bizarre aspects of humanity in a modern adaptation of Shakespeare’s comedy about love and magic.
Director Lindsay Posner hopes his staging of “Twelve Angry Men” in Tokyo will make audiences assess how their attitudes affect their perceptions.
Dramatist Oriza Hirata’s dream of holding Japan’s version of the Avignon Festival is becoming a reality with a two-week arts fete starting on Sept. 9.
Two dramatists have opposing views on the theater world’s approach to dealing with the pandemic.
Theater companies are finding new ways to continue live shows for audiences amid the COVID-19 pandemic by performing out of trucks or turning to virtual reality.
By taking a key arts festival online, Satoshi Miyagi is finding ways to ensure that theater survives the pandemic.
With the curtains remaining closed at theaters across Japan, some acting troupes are adopting new methods of reaching their audiences.
Responses to the spread of the COVID-19 virus have varied widely from country to country and are changing from day to day. So, while Broadway shows in New York have shut down for at least a month, West End productions in London have been ...