Research Outline

Research Theme : Exploring paths of connections, in the performing arts sector, between Japan and Arab World
Brief Description of the Research : To explore the Japanese performing arts sector through interviews, meetings and attending performances with the aim to explore ways of building a platform of performing arts between Japan and the Arab world

Residency

25 August 2012 Arrives in Japan
26 August 2012 to
24 September 2012
- Interviews artists and arts administrators in Tokyo and Yokohama
- Attends a meeting of the international conference, “Culture and Social Innovation – Tokyo Conference” organized by Tokyo Culture Creation Project
- Attends performances
5 September 2012 Public talk at Morishita Studio
22 and 23 September 2012 - Attends the field trip of the Northeast Japan Earthquake Restoration Fund to Otsuki-cho, Iwate, organized by Association for Corporate Support of the Arts
24 September 2012 Departs Japan

Public Talk

Date : 5 September 2012
Time : 19:00-21:30
Place : Place: Studio A, Morishita Studio
Title : Introduction to contemporary performing arts scene in the Arab world

Khadija El Bennaoui gave an introduction on the context of the Arab world, and made a presentation on the structure of supporting performing arts in the Arab world. In addition, she gave some examples of international festivals in the Maghreb and Mashrek.