Invited by Mr. Hisashi Shimoyama, Artistic Director of International Theater Festival OKINAWA for Young Audience, Physical Animation Show Three Monks of China National Theatre for Children went to attend the festival during July 27th to August 2nd, making three wonderful shows for local audiences in Okinawa, Japan.
International Theater Festival OKINAWA for Young Audience is an annual summer performing arts festival for children and young people. Since 2005, it has programmed a wide range of productions from all over the world and established to be one of the biggest theatre festivals for children and young people in Asia. It has become an active platform for festival programmers and presenters to discover productions from Japan, Asia and the globe. In 2012, the festival was selected to host the very first ASSITEJ - International Association of Theatre for Children and Young People – International Meeting and invited 86 productions from 26 countries. In 2014, the festival celebrated the 10th anniversary and expanded its venue to Naha City and Tokyo.
Besides successful performances, during the Festival, Mr. Lei Xining, Party Secretary of China National Theatre for Children was also invited to make a lecture for drama artists and experts from other countries. Focused on Children's drama in China and China National Theatre for Children, Mr. Lei made a good presentation about China children’s drama condition and development, as well as China National Theatre for Children and China Children’s Theatre Festival. After the lecture, we received good acclaim, and made good international cooperation relationship with many countries.