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Recently, the recognition and interest in TYA (Theatre for Young Audiences) is growing in more and more Asian regions. ricca ricca*festa aims to expand the network to connect TYA professionals in Asia and contribute to the development of TYA in Asia.

As a festival, ricca ricca*festa has formed ATYA (Asian Alliance of Theatre Festivals for Young Audiences) with other TYA festivals and organisations in East and South-East Asia. Currently 13 organisations belong to ATYA and ricca ricca*festa acts as the chair festival. ATYA members exchange ideas and opinions about festivals' roles and management and dedicate themselves to promote the awareness of TYA in Asia.

ricca ricca*festa 2016 invites TYA professionals mainly from South-East Asia and organises networking activities with the purpose of understanding and sharing the current situation and information of TYA in Asian regions. We invite everyone to join us to connect TYA professionals in Japan, Asia and world and establish long-term relationships.

Organised by: ACO Okinawa
Co-organised by: Japan Foundation Asia Center

The NOW and FUTURE of TYA in Asia

Date/Time: Thu 28 July   15:00-18:00
Venue: Naha Greenery Center

This open talk invites everyone to share information and ideas about the current situation as well as the possibilities and issues for the future of TYA in East and South-East Asia.

Moderator: Caleb Lee (Singapore)

Language: ENGLISH
(Japanese translation available)

Asian TYA Networking

Date/Time: Fri 29 July   10:00-12:00
Venue: Naha Greenery Center

During the first part, Asian TYA professionals including ATYA members and professionals invited by the festival will present their activities. The second part is the individual networking based on the presentations. It is a rare opportunity to meet artists and presenters in Asia.

Language: ENGLISH
(Japanese translation available) 

Open Talk and the first part of Asian TYA Networking will be broadcasted online live.

Geographically and historically, Okinawa is closely related to other Asian countries and strong connections can be found in arts and culture as well.

If you draw a circle with the radius of the distance between Okinawa and Tokyo, the capital of Japan, most major cities in East Asia are located inside. If you extend the radius to Wakkanai, the northern end of Japan, the circle reaches many countries in South-East Asia.

Okinawa is an ideal hub to establish a TYA network of East and South-East Asia.

*The cities in red are places where ATYA members are based.


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