AUTHOR / 著者について

Kyoko Iwaki / ????

Kyoko is a performing arts journalist and a Japanese theatre specialist based both in Tokyo and London. After living in New York and having been trained professionally in classical ballet, she completed her BA in Cultural Studies at Keio University (Shonan Fujisawa Campus). Alongside her undergraduate studies, she co-launched the cultural magazine Paperknife and also started contributing to magazines such as Pia weekly cultural magazine.

In 2001 Kyoko started her career as a freelance performing arts journalist. Since then, she has conducted interviews in 19 countries (including France, Germany, Italy, Austria, Switzerland, Romania, Croatia, China, Korea, Australia and the United States) and has continuously written articles to magazines and newspapers most widely in Japan, such as AERA weekly news magazine, Shincho, Theatre Guide Japan, Numéro Tokyo and The Asahi Shimbun newspaper.

For the past few years, Kyoko has been working also as an independent artistic advisor, contributing to organizations such as Festival/Tokyo and National Theatre Wales. She was appointed Associate Creative Partner of Kanagawa Arts Theatre in 2010. In October 2011, she was invited to Festival/Tokyo’s Critics in Residence Program as one of the journalist representing Japan. In May 2012, she was invited as a guest journalist at Theatertreffen Festival in Berlin. From 2012, she has been directing a young journalists and critics program Blog Camp in F/T during the period of Festival/Tokyo. Her recent international media and festival appearance include, LiK Magazine (Bulgaria), Radio SRF (Switzerland), Festival La Bâtie (Geneve) and LIFT Festival (London). In 2015, she launched a pan-Asian curatorial and research platform Scene / Asia, funded by the Japan Foundation and the SAISON foundation, with Asian partners from China, Taiwan, Korea, Japan and Singapore.

In September 2012, she completed her MA in Performance and Culture: Interdisciplinary Perspectives at Goldsmiths, University of London (which she was fully funded by the Ito Foundation for International Education Exchange and earned a first class degree). Supported by a scholarship from Goldsmiths College, she is currently working on her PhD thesis, in which she focuses on the aesthetics of the post-nuclear catastrophe theatre in Japan. She has lectured in numerous venues including Japan Foundation, London and University of Arts, London and Goldsmiths, University of London.

Recent publications include Tokyo Theatre Today: Conversations with Eight Emerging Theatre Artists (Hublet Publishing, London and Tokyo), Ushio Amagatsu:Des rivages d’enfance au bûto de Sankai juku (Actes Sud, Paris), and A Contemporary World Theatre Capital  and Interview with Oriza Hirata (In: A History of Japanese Theatre, Cambridge University Press, forthcoming 2014).

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2010????????????????????????????????????/????????????????????????????????????2012????????????????????????????????????????2012???????????????????????????????????/????????????????????????????????? in F/T????????2015????????????????????????????Scene / Asia????????????????????????????


2011???????????????????? ?????????????????Hublet Publishing, ??????2013?4??Ushio Amagatsu:Des rivages d’enfance au bûto de Sankai juku???????????Actes Sud?????2014??????????A History of Japanese Theatre??Cambridge University Press???????????????????????