Yoko Shioya is Artistic Director at the Japan Society, overseeing the Society’s Performing Arts and Film Programs. She has expanded collaborative projects with American cultural organizations and universities to introduce Japanese performing artists and also launched new initiatives, including an artists’ residency project and a workshop series. Known in Japan as a writer/researcher on the public and private arts support systems in the U.S. and Japan, Shioya is also a regular contributor to arts columns on performing arts and exhibitions for the Asahi newspaper, and has served as a committee member and selection panelist for numerous programs, including The Bessie Awards, Rolex Mentor and Protege International Program, and the Toyota Choreography Awards.
In this podcast she talks about contemporary and traditional Japanese art forms as they are re-imagined by both Japanese and international performers and choreographers.
This interview is part of an ongoing series with the Association of Performing Arts Presenters.