ST Spot is presenting roughly thirty productions this year, including shows in other spaces around Yokohama as well as in its own theater.
LAB20, reaching the 21st version since its start in 1997, continues an endeavor to find and bring up young talented contemporary dancers and artists. An active leading artist is appointed curator to direct and design the performance. The curator will select the performers through an audition and give them advice in the process of their creating performance. LAB20 aims to provide an occasion for young artists to strengthen their fundamental skills, in order to create a full-scaled work in a close future. By attempting to create a 20-minute work, they should each become more conscious of what they are as a choreographer. Although, today, more opportunities are given for younger artists to have their works performed, there should be more well-organized structures that support artists’ independency and self-awareness as a choreographer, in order to further their career. During the course of this project LAB20, the artists will be asked to self-materialize in their work, not only by facing themselves in solitude, but also through interacting and communicating with others.