Workshop sessions by the participating international artists, a customary event for Dance Triennale Tokyo.It will be an occasion to meet the artists working beyond national borders in person, and experience diverse possibilities of dance.(Target: those who have experience in dance. Translation will be provided.)

9.24 wed 18:00〜21:00 Sang Ryul Han 

9.25 thu 18:00〜21:00 Nacera Belaza 

10.2 thu 14:00〜17:00 François Chaignaud & Cecilia Bengolea

Capacity: 20 persons for each session (on a first-come-first-served basis)
Venue: Aoyama Round Theatre Rehearsal room B
Fee: ¥2,500

<Project Pinwheel> Master class

9.15 mon 13:30〜20:30(¥5,000 / Reservation required)

Venue: Aoyama Round Theatre Rehearsal room B
Lecturers: Esther Balfe, Young Doo Jung, Shigemi Kitamura

Paul-André Fortier

The piece will be taught in the workshop to the dancers who to be selected through auditions prior to the showing on Oct 5.

The origin of BOX, L’HOMME AU CARTON was Solo 1×60, created at the Yamaguchi Center for Arts and Media in 2006 in which, in the hands of the dancer, a box is transformed into a poetic object and the solo becomes a duet. This time, the 25-minute choreography has been adapted by the choreographer himself into a 45-minute piece to be performed outdoors by fifteen Japanese dancers.

AUDITION 9.21 sun 15:00〜18:00

WORKSHOP 9.26 fri, 9.27 sat, 9.28 sun, 10.3 fri, 10.4 sat

SHOWING 10.5 sun 16:30〜17:15

Experience in dance is required to participate. For fifteen dancers.
Fee: ¥10,000 (5 Times + Showing / Reservation required)
*with interpretation

Workshop & Lecture by Claudia La Rocco

Dance critic for the New York Times and poet, Claudia La Rocco will give a workshop to explore the relationship between the act of writing and words and the body, and to question what is the essence of criticism. This workshop will offer a precious chance for aspiring journalists, dancers, choreographers and all those who are interested in the matter to think about words through the body, and to approach the body through words.

9.16 tue, 9.17 wed, 9.18 thu, 9.19 fri 18:30〜21:00

venue: Children’s Castle, 11F

9.20 sat 13:00〜17:00

venue: Morishita Studio
Fee: ¥15,000(5 Times/Reservation required)*with interpretation
La Rocco will talk about what it is to write about dance, to write with dance, to write into dance, and to write through dance.

9.21 sun 14:30〜16:30

venue: Children’s Castle, 10F 
Fee: ¥1,000(Reservation required) *with interpretation

Claudia La Rocco

Poet, critic. One of the main dance critics for the New York Times and Artforum, La Rocco is a member of Off the Park poetry press and a board member of the Poetry Project. She founded which focused on criticism as a literary art form, and won a 2011 Creative Capital/Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant. While teaching at Princeton University, the School of Visual Arts, Impultanz and Movement Research, she actively collaborates with choreographers, performance companies, sound artists and composers. A book of her selected writings is scheduled to be published this fall.

Co-Organizer:Whenever Wherever Festival


Please write down the name of the artist, date and time, together with your name, age, postal code and address, telephone and fax number, e-mail address, and send the form to Aoyama Theatre/Aoyama Round Theatre by e-mail or fax. We will send you a confirmation (map of the venue, method of payment etc.) after receiving the registration form.

*Please note that the registration will be closed once it reaches the capacity.
*Please note that the schedule and other details of the workshop may be changed.