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ILCAA Joint Research Project

An Interdisciplinary Study on Performing Arts in the Time of COVID-19

An Interdisciplinary Study on Performing Arts at a Time of COVID-19 situation

The photos were provided by Takeshi ABE (above)
by Ni Ketut Putri Mingansari (below)


  • COVID-19
  • Performing Arts
  • Body
  • Ritual
  • Cultural Policy


  • South Asia
  • Southeast Asia
  • East Asia



About the Project

Project term: April, 2021–March, 2024

How are performing arts being conducted during the COVID-19 pandemic? In addition, how will modes of expression, the preservation of heritage, and performance in the performing arts change throughout the pandemic? How will the role of the performing arts in society change? This study will seeks to document the current state of the performing arts as well as changes affecting this sector. This study will undertake comparative studies by collecting examples from various regions and genres. This studies will explore strategies for acquiring an enhanced understanding of the performing arts in these uncertain times.

Yukako YOSHIDA, Project Coordinator
(Associate Professor, ILCAA)



  • Yukako YOSHIDA (ILCAA)

Joint Researchers

  • Takeshi ABE
  • Chie KAMINO
  • Ako MASUNO
  • Daisuke MUTO
  • Ryoko NAGAMINE
  • Misako OOTA
  • Satomi OSHIO
  • Masataka SUZUKI
  • Yoshiaki TAKEMURA



The 2nd meeting Report (Japanese)(925KB)

  • Date/Time: Mon 9 Aug 2021 13:00–17:00
  • Venue: Online meeting
  • Language: Japanese
  • 13:00-13:10 Yukako YOSHIDA (ILCAA)
    13:10–14:10 Megumi MAEHARA (ILCAA Joint Researcher, Tokyo National Research Institute for Cultural Properties)
    “The situation and its transition regarding Japanese traditional performing arts amid COVID-19”
    14:10–14:40 All participants
    15:00–16:00 Chie KAMINO (ILCAA Joint Researcher, National Museum of Ethnology)
    “Interrelationships between Ise Dai-kagura and local people: Consistencies and changes before and after the Corona related crisis”
    16:00-16:30 All participants
    16:30–17:00 All participants
    Discussion/ Planning for the next meeting

The 1st meeting Report (Japanese)(220KB)

  • Date/Time: Sat 24 Apr 2021 13:00–18:00
  • Venue: Online meeting
  • Language: Japanese
  • 13:00-13:50 Yukako YOSHIDA (ILCAA)
    13:50-15:05 5 members
    Research introduction
    15:15-16:30 5 members
    Research introduction
    16:30-17:00 All participants
    17:15-18:00 All participants
    Future plan

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