Activity Report (1995) Part 2 - V. Sustaining the Vitality of Artistic Traditions in Changing Contexts


World Encyclopedia of Contemporary Theatre (Canada)
World Encyclopedia of Contemporary Theatre

¥ 1,992,500
A project based at York University in Toronto that is compiling a five-volume encyclopedia of post-1945 theater world-wide entitled World Encyclopedia of Contemporary Theatre received an Asia Center grant to hold meetings among editors and Asian theater specialists in Tokyo. They met to prepare the Asia/Oceania volume, which will appear as volume 3 of the series in 1998, as well as to discuss the creation of an Asian Theater Data Bank.


Asia Edge Project (Japan)
Asia Edge 1996

¥ 1,828,000
A symposium was held in Tokyo in conjunction with an art installation and performance at which scholars, artists, curators, and cultural administrators from Japan and other Asian countries discussed such themes as cultural coexistence, prospects for multicultural societies, and collaborative partnerships in the arts within Asia.
Steering Committee, Roots Exhibition (Japan)


Steering Committee, Roots Exhibition (Japan)
"Roots": Exhibition of Asian Architecture

¥ 2,500,000
With an Asia Center grant, the Committee, which consisted of architects, city planners and architectural historians, held an Asian architectural exhibition in Tokyo of models, drawings and photographs that exemplified Asian culture, history, and values through the medium of architecture. The organizers selected the work of architects who play an active role in Asia, who possess a distinctively Asian style in their work, and who have the potential to contribute to a new era of Asian architecture. Architects from India and Malaysia were invited to a symposium in Tokyo that was held in conjunction with the exhibition.

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