TOSHIKI OKADA

Highlights: Spielart Festival 11.18 – 12.04, 2011 (Munich, Germany)

SPIELART has been exploring and researching new trends and movements in the world of international theater since 1995, in order to present them to audiences in Munich every two years. The antennas are aimed at unusual forms of expression and aesthetics, current topics, strong personalities, and impressive productions. SPIELART, however, also always concentrates on posing questions about theater itself as an art form, and on consistently re-exploring or re-establishing theater with approaches from the fringes. Important accents of the festival’s platform are also its entrenchment in the city’s cultural life and the dialogue between the city’s artistic and institutional energies. So far, during the course of eight festivals SPIELART has presented over 200 productions, perfo...

Highlights: Alkantara Festival May 21- June 9, 2010 (Portugal)

Alkantara Festival May 21- June 9, 2010 (Portugal) Alkantara is built on the foundations of Danças na Cidade, a dance platform established in 1993. Danças na Cidade was particularly engaged in the promotion of national and international contemporary dance, encouraging encounters and dialogue between artists. The platform’s flagship initiatives were the festival of the same name (1993-2004) and the collaborative projects of Dançar o Que é Nosso (begun in 1998). The change of name in 2005 breathed new life into the association: alkantara confirmed its position of promoter of the performing arts on an international scale, and the alkantara festival (2006 and 2008) affirmed its relevance and consolidated its co-production capacity. In addition to its festival, alkantara pursues its objectives ...