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APAF Exhibition invites you to a unique journey!


Only special individuals with a pair of eyes can see this rolling egg... If you can see this you are chosen to be part of a participative journey!

Will you answer the call?

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APAF Exhibition Performance

"フレ フレ Ostrich!! Hayupang Die-Bow-Ken!"

+Happy Birthual Tamago Party


  • Thursday, October 22, 6 PM (JST) / Friday, October 23, 6 PM (JST)  / Sunday, October 25, 11 AM (JST) 

  • Social Asia Theater (Online) / Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre, Theatre West

  • Language: English with Japanese subtitles/surtitles

  • Free Admission

This work comprises a performance and party that will take place at two locations: the Social Asia Theater (online) and the Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre, Theatre West. 

Your theater experience will differ depending on the location, so please decide your preferred location at the time of booking. 


1. Social Asia Theater (Online)

A virtual theater experience where audience members become part of the story, traveling back and forth between fiction and reality. The audience will experience the performance by participating remotely in the story as a resident of the town of Bayang Ng Damo.

- Participate online from your preferred location. 

- The performance will be streamed via video conferencing software Zoom. 

- We recommend viewing with earphones or headphones. 

- There are some scenes where audience members will be asked to turn their cameras and microphones on and perform simple lines or actions. 

- The Zoom screen will also be displayed to the audience at the Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre. 

- Private information such as the names of audience members will not be broadcast. 

- If you prefer, you can participate while hiding your face using a mask, hat, glasses, or filters on apps such as Snap Camera. 

- There will be an orientation 15 minutes before the performance, which we encourage all to attend. 

- We will provide a more detailed explanation to our audience of how to use Zoom at a later date. If anything remains unclear, please contact the APAF Office. 

*The performance will be streamed via video conferencing software Zoom. Please check your viewing environment using the link below:

Zoom can be used from smartphones and devices such as iPads, iPhones, and Android devices however, we recommend viewing on a computer for the best experience.

*Recording the performance in any way (audio/video recording, screen captures, etc.) is strictly prohibited. 


2. Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre, Theatre West

A hybrid theater experience combining live and online performances. We have taken the utmost precaution to create a safe theater-going experience.

- Doors open 15 minutes prior to the start of the performance. 

- Measures will be taken to prevent the spread of coronavirus. Before attending the performance, be sure to check the Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre’s website from the link below.

- Please wear a mask at all times.   

*Attendees not wearing a mask will not be allowed to enter the Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre. 

- Please be aware that those with a fever higher than 37.5 degrees or those deemed to be unwell may be refused entry on the day of the performance. 

*Please be aware that as both performance locations rely on the internet for live-streamed elements, in some cases the visuals or audio may be disrupted by connection issues, etc. Depending on the situation, it may become necessary for us to temporarily stop the broadcast and reconnect.

What happens after your reservation?

After your reservation, the Ostrich will send an Adventure Guide to your email address! 

Please prepare for your journey by referring to this guide. 

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APAF Exhibition

To places you cannot reach alone

APAF Exhibition offers an opportunity for artists to create a transcultural performing arts piece, with the aim of opening up new possibilities for international collaboration. Participants from various backgrounds will extend their artistic “branches” by inspiring each other to try their hand at new creative processes and intercultural communication techniques, as well as further elevate their practice through audience feedback. This year, a directorial team comprised of three artists; director and APAF Lab 2019 participant James Harvey Estrada, choreographer/dancer Aokid, and composer/director Masashi Nukata; are challenged with presenting an online work in collaboration with performers from across Asia.

  • Directorial Team
    James Harvey Estrada (The Philippines), Aokid (Japan), Masashi Nukata (Japan)
    >> Profiles

  • Performers
    Bunny Cadag (The Philippines), Robi Rusdiana (Indonesia), Mei Yamanaka (Japan)
    >> Profiles

  • Performance (can be viewed online and at the theater)
    フレ フレ Ostrich!! Hayupang Die-Bow-Ken!

    Thursday, October 22, 6 PM (JST) / Friday, October 23, 6 PM (JST)  / Sunday, October 25, 11 AM (JST) 
    Free Admission
    Reservations will be available from Saturday, October 10, 10 AM (JST) 
    *More details on reservations will be announced at a later date. 

    >> Booklet


Directorial Team

James Harvey Estrada

The Philippines

James Harvey Estrada profile photo

James Harvey Estrada (b. 1986) is a theater, performance, and film maker. His works include: Hear, Here!, which was created to advocate for, and empower, the Deaf community; Reign-Bow, a piece of drag-vocacy reducing the stigma surrounding HIV; and Maikling Dasal, Mahabang Gabi, a play on the plight of Overseas Filipino Workers. He is the Artistic Director of The Scenius Pro., a contemporary performance company based in Manila, and the Media Head/Director of Artists On Q, an online platform for documenting and creating during the coronavirus pandemic. Estrada is also a performing arts mentor at the Regional Lead School for the Arts in Angono. He recently presented his work at Virgin Labfest 2020 (lockdown edition), which took place online. He was also an APAF2019 Lab participant.



Aokid profile photo

Photo by ShinichiroIshihara

Aokid (b. 1988) is a dancer and artist who founded the projects AokidCity and Doubutsuen. After performing as a breakdancer until the age of 20, he then began creating fine art and performance art pieces. His collaborations take on various forms, and involve artists from a variety of genres such as performance art, music, and fine art. With Doubutsuen (an event in which participants stroll through public parks while performing to each other) and Street Live & Beer, Aokid seeks to re-define the nature of urban behaviors in Tokyo through the potentiality of performance. He was awarded the Jury Prize at Yokohama Dance Collection 2016 Competition I for free free created with Takumi Hashimoto, and presented Tiger, Tiger, with Chiharu Shinoda, at the Bangkok Biennial in the summer of 2018.

​Masashi Nukata


Masashi Nukata profile photo

©︎comuramai / takaramahaya

Masashi Nukata (b. 1992) is a composer and director who heads the performing arts group Nuthmique as well as the eight-piece music group Tokyo Shiokouji. His stage work interrogates the very notion of performance, pushing the boundaries of performing arts with scripts and directorial techniques that draw on his musical background. He actively collaborates not only with actors, but with artists from diverse genres including dance, rap, and film. He has won top prizes at the 16th Aichi Arts Foundation Drama Award and the 2018 Komaba Agora Directors Concours. As a composer, he has provided music for advertising campaigns such as the Central Japan Railway Company’s “Let’s go to Kyoto,” and for numerous stage productions including Satoko Ichihara’s The Bacchae – Holstein Milk Cows (Aichi Triennale 2019).



Bunny Cadag

The Philippines

Bunny_by Bry Rivera.jpeg

Photo by Bry Rivera

Bunny Cadag is a vocalist as well as a theater/performance researcher and maker engaging in discussions about gender performativity in the Philippines and Asia. She was a fellow of the multidisciplinary transcultural performance exchange program Monsoon in Antwerp, Belgium in 2017 and participated in Performing Arts Meeting in Yokohama 2019 (TPAM2019) in Japan, and Asia Discovers Asia Meeting for Contemporary Performance (ADAM) in Taipei in 2019 and 2020. Her most recent project involves creating genderless and faceless dolls called “Vera Maningning: Munimuni.”

Robi Rusdiana


Photo Robi Rusdiana - credit Gregory Lor

Photo by  Gregory Lorenzutti

Robi Rusdiana is the founder of Ensemble Tikoro, an extreme metal vocal group that explores metal vocal techniques, throat singing, and other extended vocal techniques. A metal-head and a big fan of underground culture, Rusdiana also has a keen interest in classical and traditional music, as well as in ancient culture. He has been lecturing at universities in Bandung since 2015. Rusdiana has composed more than 40 works for Ensemble Tikoro since 2012, his most current being Metal (2020), a collaboration with choreographer Lucy Guerin.

Mei Yamanaka



Mei Yamanaka is a dancer and choreographer. Originally from Tokyo, she moved to the US in 2008. Based mainly in New York, she performs for choreographers including Tiffany Mills, Catherine Galasso, and Christine Bonansea while also creating her own choreographic works. She was selected for residency programs at New York Live Arts in 2011 and Chez Bushwick in 2014. She is currently back in Japan due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Photo by Jonathan Hsu

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