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 Many Performing Arts for Children!

 This year, International Performing Arts Festival for Children and Young Audience Osaka will renew its name as ‘Theatre Arts for Children and Teens,TACT/FESTIVAL’   fourth time in corporation with Soul, Taipei and Okinawa around same time.  As well as our festival network in Asia, a new festival network with in Japan will start from this year. TACT/FESTIVAL will travel through out Japan – Biwako, Osaka Matsumoto and Tokyo.

 We are hoping that children who will lead the next generation could foster their rich sensibility and creativity through excellent theatrical performance and puppet shows of the world, international collaborative works of Japan and Korea and many kinds of seminars and workshops.


 TACT/FESTIVAL OSAKA, Theatre Arts for Children and Teens


July 31st sat., 2010 – August 8th sun., 2010


Asahi kumin Center,

Asahi Library

Asahi Children’s Park ,

Asahi Geijutsu Souzoukan,

Theatre Brava! 


Recognizing that children are the future of the world, the aims of the Festival are:

to provide world-class performances for children, in order to bring up their rich sensibility and creativity.

to promote exchange between peoples of diverse cultures and celebrate their diversity.

 Osaka is a city that has brought improvements by welcoming diverse cultural influences, particularly from the East Asian Diaspora. We seek to promote cultural exchange in order to create an international society of mutual understanding and harmony. The festival will provide children with opportunities to share ideas with peoples of diverse cultures and celebrate their diversity.  Cultural exchanges will promote a spirit of coexistence and mutual appreciation, not just for the arts but for the vast body of human thought and vision.

 We offer multi-faceted performances designed to share the joy and passion of performing arts with people around the world. We are committed to deepening mutual understanding and friendship between countries, with international art exchange projects that go beyond nationality, race and language.


Executive Committee for TACT/FESTIVAL International Theatre Arts for Children and Teens


  International Programs

ECHOA (Dance/ Companie Arcosm / France)

Nobody called Elise (Play / Theater Metronom/ Germany)

Robinson & Crusoe (Play /Meridiano Theater /Denmark)

Les Moutons (Play, Mime/ CORPUS/ Canada)

LAVA (Play/Studio ORKA/Belgium)

Boxy George (Puppetry/ Teater Refleksion/ Denmark)

  Asia Focus

Viet Nam Water Puppetry Program (Puppetry/ Viet Nam Puppetry Theatre Company/Viet Nam)

 Goodbye to me (Play/ Play BST/ Korea)

Wayang Kulit (Puppetry/Hana Joss/ Indonesia)

Gamelan Music (Live Music, Dance/ Tetsuro Koyano, Michael Sakamoto,  Waewdao Sirisook)

  Domestic Programs

Hanna and Hanna (Play/ Kana Mikura, Mana Mikura)

LIVE! No media for children produced by Tomobe Masato (Reading and Music)


Green Monster (Play/ THE KIO COMPANY)

As You Like it (Play/ Canon Kikaku)

 Grave of the Fireflies (PlayPoplar Theater Company)

 Geumhangsan Tiger (Play/ Operetta Tomoshibi) 

Story Telling


 Your Personal Story (Theatre workshop by Claudio Morales, Meridiano Theatre)

 The Arts of being Sheep (Theatre workshop by  David Danzon, CORPUS)

 The body, the voice, and mind are the actors’ instruments (Theatre workshop 

 by Theater Metronom)

 How does a percussionist dance? What is the sound of a dancer’s body?  (Dance workshop by Companie ARCOSM)

 Making of Studio ORKA (Theatre Lecture by Studio ORKA) 

 ABC of Lighting (Lighting Workshop by Yann Becker)

 Express emotions with your body! (Theatre workshop by Fusako Ishihara)

 Let’s play together! (Theatre workshop by Play BST)


       Denmark Forum – Learn from Danish Theatre

        Theatre Critics Forum 

        Story Telling Forum

International Symposium      

 International Symposium -Toward New Paradigm for the Festivals for Children and

         Young People

Asia International Conference 

 Roles of ‘Children’ and ‘International’ in Public Halls