• Japanese culture is the embodiment of a rich heritage - it is the fusion of traditional and contemporary forms; the staging of performing arts such as dance, music, and drama are held in different venues throughout the year; however, particularly in July, there is an abundance of cultural pesentations to celebrate Philippines - Japan Friendship Month.


      • DANCE DANCE ASIA – Crossing the Movements

        Concept / Outline

        The Japan Foundation Asia Center starts a long-term ASEAN project named “Dance Dance Asia” from 2015 to support the exchange and collaboration of Asian regional dance companies / dancers that are based on street dance, including not only hip-hop but variety of genres such as jazz dance, contemporary dance, etc.


        Since it was introduced in Japan in the 1970s, within just 40 years, street dance has become one of the most popular dance genres, and the number of dance studio and practitioners has increased significantly. Rhythm dance has now...

      • Asian Youth Jazz Orchestra

        This project aims to organize a new jazz orchestra consisting of upcoming musicians from Asia and to provide opportunities to participate in rehearsal camps in Tokyo and performances throughout Asia. In the long run, we aim for the project to become a platform where young musicians actively collaborate with others to pursue future possibilities of creating new music in Asia.


        Venues and Schedules of Performances

        A.  Rehearsal camp in Tokyo: August 21 to 31, 2015 B.  Southeast Asia Tour: between mid-September and mid-October 2015(around 4 weeks in total) C.  Japan Tour: between December...

      • The Japan Foundation, Manila presents the DORA Theater Company's "Ayanasu (Woven)"

        The Japan Foundation, Manila and the Philippine Educational Theater Association (PETA)  jointly present The DORA Theater Company's "Ayanasu (Woven)" and the PETA's "Strong Boy, Deaf Boy, and Girl in an Abaya"  on July 26 at the  PETA -PHINMA THEATER July 26, 2014 (Saturday) 3:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. Venue: PETA-PHINMA Theater  - #5 Eymard Drive, Barangay Kristong Hari, New Manila, Quezon City Ticket price: P450 (regular) and P350 (student) For reservations/inquiries, please contact THE PETA THEATER CENTER  at tel. # 410-0822  / 725-6244 loc. 23 / 0917-518-3654 / peta.theatercenter@gmail.com

        Download:  Strong...

      • ASEAN- Japan Dance Collaboration - November 16 & 17 at the CCP Little Theater

        The Japan Foundation, Manila (JFM) in celebration of the 40th Year of ASEAN-Japan Friendship and Cooperation brings to Manila the dance production, “MAU: J-ASEAN Dance Collaboration” on November 16 (Saturday), 7:00 p.m. and November 17 (Sunday), 3:00 pm at the Tanghalang Aurelio Tolentino (Little Theater) of the Cultural Center of the Philippines in Pasay City.

        MAU (meaning ‘to dance’ in Japanese) weaves a dance fabric with the vibrant colors of Kelantanese dance from Malaysia, stylized Mindanao dance from Philippines, Balinese traditional dance from Indonesia, Japanese kabuki dance, and the Chinese liyuan...

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