2020: bodies | 身体

Our theme for this festival edition explores the body and sensation. We are living through a time where words, facts and logic are increasingly ineffectual, powerless and absurd. As we attempt to make sense of the nonsensical, the most powerful form of expression is often what we feel. How we interact with other bodies and spaces around us, and how we express the unutterable become vital means of communication and connection.

Inspired by the now 2021 Tokyo Olympics, our experiences in lockdown and our loss of words, we will present a line-up of features and shorts that examine the body triumphant, and the body in crisis, through dance, performance, sport, exercise, and more.

We invite you to experience JAEFF in your own bodies, and to reconnect to the world.