Exchange Program for Professionals in the Performing Arts in North America invites a group of experts from USA and Canada

The Japan Foundation will invite five professionals in the performing arts from the United States and Canada, with the aim of enhancing their understanding of the field in Japan, and to provide them with an opportunity to build networks with their counterparts.

The program will be taking place between October 13 through 22, 2019. In addition to meetings and discussions with Japanese arts administrators and artists, the group of experts will be observing performances in theater and dance, from the traditional to the contemporary genres, and traveling through the cities of Nagoya, Kyoto and Tokyo.

Program Outline

Program Period

Sunday, October 13 - Tuesday, October 22, 2019


  • Lane Czaplinski (Director of Performing Arts, Wexner Center for the Arts, Ohio State University) U.S.A.
  • Edgar Miramontes (Deputy Executive Director & Curator, Roy and Edna Disney/CalArts Theater (REDCAT)) U.S.A.
  • Mary Roeder (Programming Manager, University Musical Society) U.S.A.
  • Julie Voigt (Senior Program Officer, Performing Arts Walker Art Center) U.S.A.
  • Brendan Healy (Artistic Director, Canadian Stage) Canada

Visiting places and schedule

Places: Nagoya, Kyoto and Tokyo
Schedule: Meetings, Lectures(Contemporary Theatre, Dance) and visiting performances

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The Japan Foundation
Arts and Culture Dept.
Performing Arts Section
Person in charge: Juman (Ms.) / Murakoshi (Ms.)
Tel: +81-(0)3-5369-6063
Fax: +81-(0)3-5369-6038

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