Based on the keywords ‘Cross / Real / Identity,’ Yokohama Dance Collection 2020 focuses on the current state of choreography, which crystalizes the realities of societies in constant flux. The lineup includes a world premiere, the culmination of the collaborative project “ON VIEW” between Australia, Hong Kong, and Japan. Through a unique arrangement of the body and film, this work explores new relationships between portraiture and identity, and the dynamics of “seeing” and “being seen.” Multiple works will be on show as part of the HOTPOT East Asia Dance Platform, organized through a multilateral collaboration between three dance festivals in Hong Kong, South Korea, and Japan. These works embody the dynamism of various regions in East Asia—their lifestyles, histories, traditions, and cultural backgrounds. A broad range of events will be held across a three-week period, including a competition which has in the past brought some 400 groups of choreographers to the world stage: the presentation of ambitious works by recent competition winners; programs organized in collaboration with dance festivals from across the world; and outdoor performances, workshops, and exhibitions that open up the audience to the appeal of dance.
How is dance responding to its time? This festival—on its 25th edition—brims with potential for the next generation of dance.
- 31 January → 16 February, 2020
Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse No.1, Yokohama Nigiwaiza Small Hall, ZOU-NO-HANA Terrace
Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse No.1 [Yokohama Arts Foundation]
Ambassade de France au Japon / Institut français du Japon,
Yokohama Nigiwaiza [Yokohama Arts Foundation], ZOU-NO-HANA Terrace
Agency for Cultural Affairs, Government of Japan through the Japan Arts Council
Performing Arts Meeting in Yokohama 2020 Executive Committee, Aichi Prefectural Art Theater, MASDANZA, Sibiu International Theatre Festival(FITS in Romania), SIDance, CITY CONTEMPORARY DANCE FESTIVAL
SEGA Sammy ARTS FOUNDATION, Yokohama Branch of Kirin Brewery Company, Limited, YAMAHA Sound Systems Inc., JVCKENWOOD Corporation, Kiyoken Co., LTD., Yokohama Artist Corp., Hotel Edit Yokohama
Steep Slope Studio, ST Spot, JSS Co., LTD., Kinosaki International Arts Center, Session House, ROHM Theatre Kyoto, Yokohama Minato Mirai Hall［Yokohama Arts Foundation］
SHINSHOKAN DANCE MAGAZINE, Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Japan, Korean Cultural Center, Embassy of Spain in Japan, Embassy of the Republic of the Philippines, Tokyo, Australian Embassy Tokyo, Cultural and Tourism Bureau, City of Yokohama