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The Saison Foundation’s website maintenance

[ANNOUNCEMENT] The Saison Foundation’s website will be temporarily down for maintenance from 22:00 to 24:00 on Friday, July 15 (JST).
Please also note temporary email delivery suspension may occur during and right after the upgrade.
We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your understanding.

2022/06/02ApplicationSaison AIR

Open call for Visiting Fellows 2022

The open calls for Saison Artist in Residence Visiting Fellow, which supports creative research for international contemporary theater and dance artist, has been announced
→Visiting Fellows 2022

2021/07/14ApplicationSaison AIR

Open Call for Online Research Residency 2021/22

Online Research Residency offers artistic development opportunities to research and spend time building links with the other participating artists.

→Program Guidelines: Online Research Residency

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Covid-19 Safety Measures at Morishita Studio

In order to reduce the risk of catching coronavirus (Covid-19) and passing it on to others, please follow the hygiene protocols listed below when entering and using Morishita Studio:
1. Wash hands and use hand sanitizers
2. Wear masks
3. Gargle
4. If you cough or sneeze, use a tissue or into your bended elbow and wash or sanitize your hands immediately afterwards
5. Provide fresh air (ventilation) within the studios
6. Observe physical distancing

*Please refrain from entering the studio if you are feeling unwell, especially if you have respiratory issues (cough, running nose, shortness of breath) and symptoms of fever.

At the studio, our employees will take the following precautionary measures in order to ensure the safety of our visitors:
● Wearing masks
● Installation of sanitizers
● Ventilation of indoor shared spaces

Thank you for your cooperation.

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Saison Artist in Residence

The Saison Foundation is a grant-making foundation established in July 1987 that supports projects and activities related to contemporary Japanese theater and dance. In order to increase the visibility of contemporary Japanese performing arts (theater, dance, and performance art) on a worldwide level, The Saison Foundation awards grants and priority use of its rehearsal/workshop and residence facilities at Morishita Studio in Tokyo.

Based on the outcome of Residence in Morishita Studio from 2011 to 2015, the Saison Foundation starts “Saison Artist in Residence” to stimulate two-way international cultural exchanges with artists and arts organizations overseas.
Saison Artist in Residence offers the following two types of support:

Saison AIR Partnership

This program aims to develop exchange residency programs with international partners, such as theaters, dance houses, festivals, artist-in-residence organizations, theater companies, dance companies, and grant-making organizations. The international partners are expected to invite Japanese artists to their residency program and to send artists to The Saison Foundation’s residency program. Those who wish to start collaboration projects between an overseas artist and a Japanese artist through artist-in-residence programs are also eligible to apply.

Visiting Fellows

This program aims to build up an international network for contemporary performing arts and to enhance mutual understanding and gives opportunities for artists and arts managers to research the contemporary performing arts scene in Japan. The program supports research visits to Japan for those who are expected to play an important role in the international performing arts scene.

2020

Saison AIR Partnership 2020
Museum of Human E-Motions 2020

A dance exchange program in partnership with Comune di Bassano del Grappa in Italy, La Briqueterie Centre de développement chorégraphique national du Val-de-Marne in France, Weiwuying National Kaohsiung Center for the Arts in Taiwan, and Freespace, West Kowloon Cultural District in Hong Kong.
In FY2020, five artists from different cultural and historical backgrounds toured the digital residencies hosted by each partner institution from September 2020, and presented their results in December 2020.
Osamu Shikichi
Giacomo Citton
Sarah Xiao
Fouad Boussouf
Liu Yen-Cheng

 

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Saison AIR Partnership 2020
Open Forest Launch

An exchange program with the art collective, “Mapped to the Closest Address.”
In FY2020, “Open Forest Launch”, a digital residency connecting art activities in Tokyo and Berlin, was hold.
 
[Participating artists]
Alex Viteri
Catalina Fernandez
Shuntaro Yoshida
Maharu Maeno

 
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Online Research Residency 2020/21

Online Research Residency is a program that supports research with a view to creative work, providing an opportunity for artists to broaden the scope of their creative activities and deepen their connections with artists working in Japan and abroad.
In parallel with their own research, participating artists took part in group sessions where they could share their research process online with other participating artists. In addition, online workshops and presentations of the results were held to share the artists’ own dance practices and methods, research ideas, and methodologies.
Kristīne Brīniņa
Saori Hala
Adrienne Hart
Megumi Kamimura
Acaye Kerunen
Declan Whitaker
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Visiting Fellows 2020

Performing Arts AIR Study Group

With the aim of exploring the significance and role of artist-in-residence in the performing arts, the Performing Arts AIR Study Group conducted a survey to understand the actual situation, trends, and issues in the production and operation of AIRs related to the performing arts, and held study sessions.
 

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Performing Arts AiR Meeting 2020

Performing Arts AiR Meeting is a program aimed at promoting artist-in-residence programs for the performing arts in Japan.
In February 2021, a symposium was held at TPAM 2020 (International Performing Arts Meeting in Yokohama) to clarify the reality and significance of artist-in-residence as a local place in today’s globalized society.
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2019

Japan Italy France Taiwan Dance Exchange Program: Museum of Human E-motion

Museum of Human E-motion is a dance exchange program between The Saison Foundation (Japan), Comune di Bassano del Grappa (Italy), La Briqueterie – Centres de Développement Chorégraphique du Val-de-Marne (France) and National Kaohsiung Center for the Arts (Taiwan). Teita Iwabuchi, Sorour Darabi (Iran / based in France), Masako Matsushita (Italy) and Ming-Hwa Yeh (Taiwan) worked at Morishita Studio in December 2019. Each organization hosts a residency program, Italy in August, France in September 2019, Taiwan in December 2019 and January 2020.
Teita Iwabuchi
Sorour Darabi
Masako Matsushita
Ming-Hwa Yeh
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Co3 Australia Exchange Program MA Project

Raewyn Hill
Exchange program with Co3 Australia, resident dance company at the State Theatre Centre of Western Australia. Raewyn Hill, artistic director of Co3 Australia stayed and worked at Morishita Studio in June 2019 and Naoko Yoshimoto, a visual artist will stay and work in Australia in July 2019.
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Visiting Fellows 2019


Adrienne Hart
(*cancellation
for personal reasons)

Performing Arts AiR Meeting

The Performing Arts AiR Meeting aims to promote the artist-in-residence programs in performing arts in Japan. In February 2019, the foundation co-sponsored and held a lecture and symposium at TPAM 2019 (International Performing Arts Meeting in Yokohama) for information sharing and networking of the artist-in-residence programs in performing arts In fiscal 2020, a meeting was held at Nagano Prefecture’s small theater, Sai no Kaku in December 2019, to deepen understanding of the artist-in-residence production and management, and support of the resident artists. In February 2020, in collaboration with the International Performing Arts Meeting in Yokohama, at TPAM 2020 (International Performing Arts Meeting in Yokohama), a roundtable was held to discuss why AiR is so indispensable “now,” introducing examples of the artist-in-residence programs which artists or producers have “personally” started.
at TPAM 2020
at Ueda Theatre Festival 2019
at TPAM 2019
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2018

Japan Italy France Dance Exchange Program: Kiseki – Trajectories

Kiseki – Trajectories is a dance exchange program between The Saison Foundation (Japan), Comune di Bassano del Grappa (Italy), La Briqueterie – Centres de Développement Chorégraphique du Val-de-Marne (France).
Teita Iwabudhi, Giorgia Nardin, Satchie Noro worked at Morishita Studio in February 2018. The program continues and each organization hosts residency program in Italy in August and in France in September 2018.
Teita Iwabuchi
Giorgia Nardin
Satchie Noro
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Bloom Up Residency Exchange Program

THE AGENCY
Germany
Artist Collective (Theater)
1 June to 18 June 2018
Exchange program with RODEO hosting an international performing arts festival and residency program, Bloom Up Residency in Munich, Germany.
 
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TÓPOS Exchange Program

Exchange program with Colectivo La Perdición based in Barcelona, Spain.
Pau Aran Gemeno
Junya Ishii
Kaho Kogure
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The Saison Foundation extends its sincere gratitude to the following Legal Entity Support members and for their generous contributions (as of March 2022/in alphabetical order):