Transcending national boundaries,
the Japan Foundation Asia Center carries out
cultural exchange programs to build up heart-to-heart
relationships between people and enrich the future of Asia.


TPAM - Performing Arts Meeting in Yokohama 2020


TPAM (Performing Arts Meeting in Yokohama) is a space where professionals from various places in the world who explore the possibility of contemporary performing arts exchange through performance and meeting programs to gain information, inspiration and network for the creation, dissemination and vitalization of performing arts. Established in 1995 as Tokyo Performing Arts Market and moved in 2011 to Yokohama. Reinforcing its focus on Asia and having started to involve itself in Asian co-production, TPAM is internationally recognized as one of the most influential performing arts platforms in Asia.

During the TPAM period, the Japan Foundation Asia Center is also going to invite 40 professionals on performing arts from around the world (mainly from Asia) to Japan, aiming at expanding and strengthening the professional network for collaboration.

TPAM 2020 will focus on Asian dance and physical expression in conjunction with “HOTPOT: East Asia Dance Platform to be held in Japan. Pichet Clunchun (Thailand) and Eko Supriyanto (Indonesia), who have performed in past TPAM, will explore the new work co-produced by TPAM and diverse works will be introduced.
The most programs of TPAM are open to the general public and for everyone to join. We are looking forward to meeting you in TPAM 2020.

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TPAM2020 flyer

↓ TPAM Fringe Flyer Click to Enlarge [PDF: 4M]


Event detail

Date Saturday, February 8–Sunday, February 16, 2020
Main venues KAAT Kanagawa Arts Theatre, Kosha33, Yokohama Port Opening Memorial Hall, Yokohama Boat Theatre, Cliff Side, Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse Number 1, Amazon Club and others
Organized by Performing Arts Meeting in Yokohama 2020 Executive Committee
(The Japan Foundation Asia Center / Kanagawa Arts Foundation / Yokohama Arts Foundation / PARC – Japan Center, Pacific Basin Arts Communication)
Subsidized by Yokohama Convention & Visitors Bureau, Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Insurance Inc. “SOMPO ART FUND”(Association for Corporate Support of Arts, Japan: 2021 Fund for Creation of Society by the Arts and Culture), Asian Cultural Council
Endorsed by The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan, Agency for Cultural Affairs of Japan, Kanagawa Prefectural Government and City of Yokohama
Joint Projects Yokohama Dance Collection 2020, Open Network for Performing Arts Management (ON-PAM), Yokohama Artsite Lounge "vol.25"

Pre-event "TPAM Fringe Night"

Before the opening of TPAM2020, at "shibuya-san," a tourist information and art center located in Shibuya, TPAM satellite information center "TPAM SHIBUYA INFO-CENTER" will open. Also, as a pre-event, "TPAM Fringe Night" for TPAM Fringe artists/companies will be held there.

TPAM pre-event "TPAM Fringe Night"

Date: Monday, February 3, 7 p.m.-11 p.m.
(Talk Session: 7 p.m.-8 p.m.)
Venue: shibuya-san Access
shibuya-san Official Website:
Talk speakers: NAGASHIMA Kaku, MORI Ryuichiro, MARUOKA Hiromi
For details, please see TPAM Official Website.

TPAM logo

This is the certified project of beyond 2020 program.