Presenter Interview プレゼンターインタビュー
Yokohama Dance Collection
Its vital role supporting Japan’s contemporary dance
Held for the 26th time this year, the Yokohama Dance Collection is one of Japan’s leading contemporary dance festivals. Programed primarily around dance competitions, this festival has until now selected some 400 finalists to perform their works, and the 110 award winners that have emerged from each year’s competitions are now active in Japan and throughout the world. The festival’s co-producer since 2016 is Shinji Ono, the director of its organizer, the Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse No. 1. In this full-length interview we talk with Ono about his ongoing efforts in building a network with overseas dance festivals like the HOTPOT East Asia Dance Platform and Asia Network of Dance (AND+) and other programs to promote the development of contemporary dance and build the environment and infrastructure to support the activities of dance artists.
Interviewer: Takao Norikoshi [dance critic]