D&E Dance & Environment

D&Eはコンテンポラリー・ダンスの技術や知識を修得する機会を提供し、 国内の若手ダンサー、振付家、批評家、他ジャンルのアーティストへとそれらの基盤を広げ普及していくことを目的に活動しています。

Passing Through



Open Programmes
10th May (Sun.)
Donations welcome/no application needed

Auditorium, Former Rissei Elementary School
Open Workshop
A-1 Abigail YAGER 10:15-12:15
A-2 Francesco SCAVETTA 13:00-15:00
A-3 Tom WEKSLER 15:45 – 16:45

C-2 Eric LAMOUREUX 19:00 – 20:00

Free Space, Kyoto Art Center
C-2 Jung YOUNG DOO 15:45 -17:45

* Funds raised will be donated to “Art NPO AID”, an organisation assisting disaster reconstruction.

After Talk

Free of charge/ Pre-registration not needed
A small meeting with the instructor of the day for the Beginner Class. You will enjoy talks by the instructor on his/her conceptual intention of the work, the body, movement, dance, and creation. The talks will be followed by a “hot” conversation involving the participants.
Time & Date: After Beginner Class 21:00 – 21:30
Venue: Free Space, Kyoto Art Center
Navigator: dance+, etc.

MEIRIN Body Salon

Please avail yourself to this salon during intermissions, etc.
The Big Tatami Room of Kyoto Art Center will have a corner for relaxation. “Care Salon” for body clinic and treatment by instructors; Exhibits to reflect the 20 year-history of the Festival; “Information Corner” with information gathered from different parts of the world. Please help yourself to these facilities during intervals etc. as a communication space.

Time & Date: 11:00 – around 20:00, 1st May (Fri.) – 10th May (Sun.), Closed on 6th
Venue: Big Tatami Room, Kyoto Art Center

Hot Summer in Kyoto Document/Action
Documentation staff are wanted!!
“Hot Summer Document/Action” tries to record this Festival, a venue for dialogue on dances, from the viewpoints of dancers and non-dancers. What do people expect in dances? What kind of dance do they meet and where? What do they receive from dances? Starting from interviews with the instructors and participants, “Hot Summer Document/Action” will search for words and styles to depict the basics needed for an encounter with the world, events happening with the body as a media, and new venues for interrelations.

Period: April to May 2015

Activities: Interview with instructors and participants / Editing and management
They are all on a volunteer basis.
Bonus: Free-of-charge participation in “Dance in English”
Kick-off meeting & workshop:
1) Briefing & Reading documents in turn
Time & Date: 16:00 – 19:00, 18th April (Sat.)
2) How to take pictures & Briefing
Time & Date: 13:00 – 16:00, 25th April (Sat.)

Venue: Kyoto Art Center
How to participate: Please contact the Secretariat by saying “wish to be a document
staff member.”