Kyoto Experiment

Kyoto Experiment Live Dreams Curators Oct 21


Yoko Kawasaki
After graduating from the Tokyo University of Foreign Studies in German in 2006, she studied at The Free University of Berlin. She then worked at CAN Inc. and as an Art Coordinator for Kyoto Art Center from 2011-2014. From 2014 to 2015 she was a fellow for the Program of Overseas Study by the Agency for Cultural Affairs of Japan and studied at HAU Hebbel am Ufer in Berlin. In recent years she has produced for Yasuko Yokoshi, Kaori Seki Co. PUNCTUMUN, as well as been production coordinator for Okazaki Art Theatre and Uthis Haemamool x Toshiki Okada x Yuya Tsukahara’s Pratthana – A Portrait of Possession produced by the company precog. Also involved in the production coordination of the TPAM Direction Program. In 2018, she co-curated The Instrument Builders Project Kyoto – Circulating Echo. She has been involved as production coordinator at Kyoto Experiment since 2011 and is co-director since 2020.

Yuya Tsukahara
Based in Osaka. Graduated from Kwansei Gakuin University Graduate School of Letters Department of Aesthetics. After joining NPO DANCEBOX as a volunteer staff member in 2002, he began activities as a member of the performance group contact Gonzo in 2006. Sometimes seen to be like fighting and sometimes like a kind of dance, the group has produced many unique improvisational performance works that appear to ignore existing concepts. Based on these experiences the group also creates various forms of installation works, edits and publishes magazines and operates catering among other activities. Tsukahara has been a Saison Cultural Foundation fellow artist from 2011-2017 and is also currently co-director of Art Area B1, located in the Keihan Naniwabashi Station. He is co-director since 2020.

Juliet Reiko Knapp
Born in Fukuoka in 1992. Graduated Oxford University with a BA in English Literature and Language and began working in Japan in 2013. After interning and volunteering for Kyoto Art Centre and Shizuoka Performing Arts Centre she became Communications Manager and Project Manager for Music and Performance at Ryoji Ikeda Studio. She has experience in editing as well as translation and interpretation related to the performing arts. Involved in Kyoto Experiment since 2017, she was part of the PR team as well as assisting the director in the programming of the festival before becoming co-director in 2020.

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