International Symposium in International Festival OKINAWA for Young Audience 2008

International Symposium in International Festival OKINAWA for 
    Young Audience 2008

Mascot for International Symposium in International Festival OKINAWA for Young Audience 2008The Japan Foundation invites drama specialists from abroad to host international symposia in International Festival OKINAWA for Young Audience 2008 July 19 - 27 in Okinawa. Panelists will talk about how performing arts can play a role in solving urgent and challenging problems that the world faces.

International Symposium Ⅰ
The current state and challenges of theatrical companies for children and young people - expose children to theater

Advanced countries face various challenges concerning children. On the other hand, some countries and areas are trying to establish their identities, while influenced by superpowers. Youth drama specialists will discuss current problems based on the status report.

Outline
Time and date 9:30-12:30 Friday, July 25, 2008
Venue Okinawa City Central Community Center Access
Symposiast
  • Peter Manscher (Denmark)
  • Gerd Taube (Germany)
  • Jeremy Turner (UK)
  • Jenton Neziraj (Kosovo)
  • Stephan Rabl (Austria)
  • Remi Boucher (Canada)
Coordinator Hisao Dazai (Japan)

International Symposium Ⅱ
What can art do to stop child abuse and domestic violence - from a woman's point of view

Child abuse and domestic violence are serious problems in many countries in the world. Female performing artists talk about their work and its challenges, and identify what performing arts can do.

Outline
Time and date 9:30-12:30 Saturday, July 26, 2008
Venue Okinawa City Central Community Center Access
Symposiast
  • Felicia Moritz Malmcrona (Sweden)
  • Hope Azeda (Rwanda)
  • Young Ai Choi (Korea)
  • Rachel Dickinson (UK)
  • Suzuyo Takasato (Japan)
Coordinator Noriko Yamashiro (Japan)

International Symposium Ⅲ

Potentiality and challenges for international co-production of theater

Quite a few of good theater for children and young people are co-produced internationally. Performing artists from the world, already successful in international co-production, will discuss potentiality and challenges.

Outline
Time and date 9:30-12:30 Tuesday, July 22 and Wednesday, July 23, 2008
Venue Tokyo Dai-ichi Hotel OKINAWA GRAND MER RESORT Access
Symposiast
  • Peter Wynne-Wilson (UK)
  • Judy Owen (UK)
  • Ube Schade (Germany)
  • Catherine Fitzgerald (Australia)
  • Bian Wen Tong (China)
  • Lee Hye Jeong (Korea)
  • Nam In Woo (Korea)
  • Tadashi Kato (Japan)
Coordinator Hisashi Shimoyama (Japan)
Organizer: Inernarional Festival Okinawa for Young Audience Exective Committe (Kijimuna Festa Committe)
Co-organizer: The Japan Foundation

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