Art can help us to think about the big questions in life, such as, “Why are we here?” “What’s the purpose of life?” and “How can we connect to others?” After the earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear disaster that took place a year and a half ago, these basic questions are all the more pressing. Some of the events in the upcoming performing arts festival in Tokyo, called “Festival/Tokyo” (or F/T), will explore some of these questions through drama and dance.
One of the most interesting events is a series of three plays by the Austrian Nobel laureate, Elfriede Jelinek. She wrote the play “Kein Licht” after 3.11. The festival’s director describes it as “a cascade of urgent words emanating from the earthquake, tsunami and nuclear reactor accident.”
EVENT: Festival/Tokyo: 5th Performing Arts Festival
WHEN: From October 27 – November 25, 2012 CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL SCHEDULE
WHERE: At various venues throughout Tokyo
COST: Student tickets range from ¥2000 – ¥3000
Directors, artists, choreographers, and dancers will come from Iran, Korea, China, Indonesia, Eastern Europe, Taiwan, and Singapore to take part in the festival.