is a dramaturg and translator. He was based in Malaysia and Singapore from 1999 to 2016 and obtained his PhD from National University of Singapore where he later worked as a research fellow. On top of the academic commitment, he worked as the Head of Cultural Department of The Japan Foundation Kuala Lumpur, a consultant for Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre and a board member of The Necessary Stage (Singapore). Ken is currently a manager of Setagaya Public Theatre in Tokyo and teaching part-time at Tokyo University of the Arts. He is also a member of the editorial board of TURBA: The Journal for Global Practices in Live Arts Curation.
“Beautiful Water”: Intercultural Theatre Made in Threes
As I enter the auditorium of Kirari Fujimi, a public theatre located about one hour away from the centre of Tokyo, I find myself in the waters of somewhere in Asia. The audience members are greeted by the actors who wear headgear in the shape of aquatic animals. They approach the audience and start explaining …
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