End of comfort zone? Art and Politics after Fukushima

With Chiaki Soma, Hiromi Maruoka, Akira Takayama und Steffi Richter / Moderation: Stefanie Carp


What can theatre mean after Fukushima? Has Japanese society become more open after the catastrophe, or more closed? Does the relationship between art and politics in times of global crisis capitalism need to be readjusted? On this panel, moderated by dramaturge Stefanie Carp, are two of the leading theatre curators in Japan. Chiaki Soma was artistic director of “Festival/Tokyo” for six years. Hiromi Maruoka presides over the NPO Japan Center Pacific Basin Arts Communication and is head of two important festivals of performing arts, the “TPAM” in Yokohoma and “Sound Live Tokyo”. Director Akira Takayama has been invited to “Japan Syndrome” with a new instalment of his “Referendum Project”. Steffi Richter is professor of Japanese Studies at the East Asia Institute at the University of Leipzig. She researches and teaches  on the intellectual and cultural history of modern Japan as well as current everyday and popular cultures. She is an expert on the organised resistance to nuclear energy, both in Japan and in Germany.
Part of "Japan Syndrome - Art and Politics after Fukushima"


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