About precog

We are a production company engaged in conception, planning, and execution activities that all sorts of events to success, both inside and outside Japan.
We trigger the chemical reactions that excite both visitors/audiences and artists, and deliver the constantly updated interest of “the present.” Drawing fully on the networks and relationships unique to precog, we heighten the level of works and performances by repeated research from multifaceted perspectives, and are in ongoing pursuit of project contemporaneity and continuity.
We discover the value hidden in “expression” in everyday life, connect with the international scene and the local community, take account of education and welfare, and create the future of “expression.”

* Origin of our name “Precog” stands for “one who has the ability for precognition (foreknowledge).”

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Company information

Company name: precog co.,LTD.
Date of establishment: 28th December 2006
Main Office: 1-24-15 Kakinokizaka, Meguro-ku,Tokyo, Japan 152-0022
Phone number: +81 3 6825 1223
Fax number: +81 3 6421 2744
Capital: JPY 9,000,000 (As of August 2015)
Executive: Akane Arimitsu
Major Bank: Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd. Shibuya Branch

Our clients

[ Theater ]
Aichi Prefectural Art Theater (Aichi, Japan), Avant Garden (Trondheim, Norway), BIRD Theatre Company TOTTORI (Tottori, Japan), Doosan Art Center (Soul, South Korea), Esplanade Theatres on the Bay (Singapore), Hong Kong Cultural Centre (Hong Kong), Inside-out theater (Beijing, China), Kanagawa Arts Theatre (Kanagawa, Japan), KIRARI FUJIMI (Saitama, Japan), Künstlerhaus Mousonturm (Frankfurt, Germany), Mie Center For the Arts (Mie, Japan), Munich Kammerspiele (München, Germany), NAGANO CITY ARTS CENTER (Nagano, Japan), Niigata City Performing Arts Center “RYUTOPIA” (Niigata, Japan), NYU Skirball Center (New York, United States), Onassis Culutural Center (Athens, Greece), On the Boards (Seattle, United States), PETA THEATER (Manila, Philippine), ROHM Theatre Kyoto (Kyoto, Japan), Sesc Bom Retiro (São Paulo, Brazil), Shanghai Dramatic Arts Centre (Shanghai, China), Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre (Tokyo, Japan), Toyohashi Arts Theatre PLAT (Aichi, Japan)

[ Festival ]
ART SETOUCHI (Seto Inland Sea, Japan), Asia TOPA (Melbourne, Australia), KUNISAKI ART FESTIVAL (Oita, Japan), KYOTO EXPERIMENT (Kyoto, Japan), Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale (Niigata, Japan), Festival/Tokyo (Tokyo, Japan), Festival TransAmériques (Montreal, Canada), Festivals d’Automne à Paris (Paris, France), Holland Festival (Amsterdam, Holland), Homeworks7 (Beirut, Lebanon), Hongkong Arts Festival (Hong Kong), Kunstenfestivaldesarts (Bruxelles, Belgium), Saitama Triennale (Saitama, Japan), Shanghai Biennale (Shanghai China), SPRING Performing Arts Festival (Utrecht, Holland), Taipei Arts Festival (Taipei, Taiwan), The Aichi Triennale (Aichi, Japan), Tokyo Festival (Tokyo, Japan), Under the Rader (New York, United States), Venice Biennale (Venice, Italy) etc.

[ Museum ]
21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa (Ishikawa, Japan), Contemporary Art Museum, Kumamoto (Kumamoto, Japan), The Museum of Art, Kochi (Kochi, Japan), The National Museum of Art, Osaka (Osaka, Japan), The Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum (Tokyo, Japan), Benesse Art Site Naoshima (Kagawa, Japan), Mori Art Museum (Tokyo, Japan), Yokohama Museum of Art (Kanagawa, Japan), Centre national d’art et de culture Georges Pompidou (Paris, France), Centre Pompidou-Metz (Metz, France)

[ Cultural Center ]
Wacoal Art Center (Tokyo, Japan), SAPPORO CULTURAL ARTS COMMUNITY CENTER SCARTS (Hokkaido, Japan), SHIBUYA SCRAMBLE SQUARE Co., Ltd. (Tokyo, Japan), Art Tower Mito (ATM) (Ibaraki, Japan), Yamaguchi Center for Arts and Media (Yamaguchi, Japan), Asia Culture Center (Gwangju, South Korea), Bangkok Art and Culture Centre (Bangkok, Thailand), Japan Society (New York, United States), Nam Jun Pike Art Center ( Soul, South Korea), ONASSIS STEGI (Athens, Greece), PACT Zollverein (Essen, Germany), Walker Art Center (Minneapolis, United States)

[ Publishing company / Newspaper company]
BCCKS/Tenenbunko (Japan), The Asahi Shimbun Company (Japan), Genron Co., Ltd (Japan), Kawade Shobo Shinsha (Japan), KUMAMOTO NICHINICHI SHIMBUN (Japan), Kodansha Co., Ltd (Japan), Hakusuisha Publishing Co., Ltd (Japan), SHINCHOSHA Publishing Co., Ltd (Japan), Nishinippon Shimbun Co., Ltd (Japan), BIJUTSU SHUPPAN-SHA CO.,LTD., 104LIGNES (France), Editions escapes34 (France), Gamme Mgie Editions (Thailand), Pushkin Press (United Kingdom), S. FISCHER Verlag (Germany)

[ Foundation ]
Japan Foundation, Sapporo Cultural Arts Foundation, Fukuoka City Foundation for the Promotion of Culture and Arts, Fukutake Foundation, Japan Foundation Asia Center, The Nippon Foundation, The Nippon Foundation DIVERSITY IN THE ARTS

[ Other corporations ]
BEPPU PROJECT, chelfitsch, Levi Strauss Japan K.K., Loftwork Inc., N.P.O. DRIFTERS INTERNATIONAL

[ Educational institutions ]
J. F. Oberlin University, SHIKOKU Gakuin University, The University of Tokyo, Waseda University Academic Solutions Corporation, Chulalongkorn University (Bangkok, Thailand), City University of New York (New York, United States), Freie Universität Berlin (Berlin, Germany)

Our contributions

Agency for Cultural Affairs
Arts Council Tokyo
ASAHI GROUP ARTS FOUNDATION
City of Yokohama Culture and Tourism Bureau (Formerly: City of Yokohama APEC and Creative City Headquarters)
Fukutake Foundation
Japan Arts Council
KANSAI・OSAKA 21st Century Association
National Institution for Youth Education
The Japan Foundation
The Japan Foundation Asia Center.
The Saison Foundation
Yokohama City Arts and Culture Promotion Foundation

History

2003
– Founding

2004 –
– Start of the holding of Azumabashi Dance Crossing, an event held in Sumida Ward, Tokyo (organizer: Azuma Dance Crossing Executive Committee)

2005
– First production work consignment from the theatrical company chelfitsch
– Production of the program for the opening of Kichijoji Theatre in the first production work consignment from the Mikuni Yanaihara Project.
– Selection of “Five Days in March,” a play written by Toshiki Okada, for the 49th Kishida Kunio Drama Award

2006
– Incorporation and registry as “precog co., LTD.”
CEO: Yasuo Ozawa

2007
– First production work consignment from the dance company Nibroll
– Extension of invitation to chelfitsch for performance of “Five Days in March” at the Kunsten Festival des Arts in Brussels, Belgium

2008
– Yasuo Ozawa replaced by Akane Nakamura as CEO
– Performance of the play “Freetime” by chelfitsch at the Kunsten Festival des Arts, Wiener Festwochen (Vienna), and Festival d’Automne à Paris (Paris) in their first international co-production

2009 – 2010
– Production & operation of Spectacle in the Farm, a festival held in the town of Nasu, Tochigi Prefecture (organizer: Spectacle in the Farm Executive Committee)

2012
– Opening of PUNTO PRECOG, a challenge shop / try-out store, in the city of Beppu, Oita Prefecture

2012 – 2014
– Direction & operation of the performance program for the Kunisaki Art Festival (organizer: Kunisaki Art Festival Executive Committee, consisting of Oita Prefectural Government, Bungo-Takada Municipal Government, Kunisaki Municipal Government, and Tourism OITA)

2016
– First secretariat work consignment from chelfitsch (with the status of a general incorporated association)

2017
– First secretarial work consignment from the general incorporated associations P and DRIFTERS INTERNATIONAL

2018
– Opening of Yamabuki Factory, a rehearsal studio, in Shinjuku Ward, Tokyo
– Selection of “The Story of Descending the Long Slopes of Valparaíso,” a play written by Yudai Kamisato, for the 62nd Kishida Kunio Drama Award
– Planning & Production of “Pratthana – A Portrait of Possession,” a play based on Thai-Japanese collaboration (organizer: The Japan Foundation Asia Center). Staging of performances at Bangkok in 2018 and the Festival d’Automne à Paris and at Tokyo in 2019 (the theater Schaubühne was cancelled)

2019
– Launch of the Conneling Study, an education diffusion project
– In charge of invitational assistance and publicity for the staging of “History of Violence,” a play from the Schaubühne theater (Berlin) at Tokyo Festival 2019 (organizer: the Tokyo Festival Executive Committee consisting of Toshima City, Toshima Mirai Cultural Foundation, Festival/Tokyo Executive Committee, and the Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture (Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre & Arts Council Tokyo))
– 2019 to present: In charge of the secretariat for the “True Colors Festival” held in Tokyo (organizer: The Nippon Foundation DIVERSITY IN THE ARTS)

precog history(2006〜2011)

Profile of the Representative Director

©︎Takuya Matsumi
Akane Nakamura

Born in Tokyo in 1979, Akane Nakamura became involved in performing arts while she was an undergraduate in the College of Art at Nihon University. She handles tasks in a wide variety of areas, such as production of the activities of contemporary theater and dance artists and companies inside and outside Japan, holding of site-specific festivals, and execution of programs for interdisciplinary human resource development. She founded precog Co., Ltd. in 2006, during her stint as program director at the NPO ST Spot Yokohama (2004 – 2008), and has been its Representative Director since 2008. precog has produced the works of artists in Japan and other countries, including Toshiki Okada’s chelfitsch and Mikuni Yanaihara’s Nibroll, and handled international tours and co-productions in 70 cities in 30 different countries. In 2009, she established the NPO Drifters International. She proposed and is one of the directors of the Open Network for Performing Arts Management (ON-PAM). Since 2011, she has served as a part-time instructor in the Nihon University College of Art. She has built up an impressive record of collaboration with other parties, such as The Japan Foundation Asia Center, British Council, Kanagawa Arts Theatre (KAAT), Tokyo Metropolitan Government, and the municipal governments of Kunisaki and Bungo-Takada in Oita Prefecture.

Since 2019, Ms. Nakamura has been broadening the activities of precog, as evidenced by its service as the secretariat of the True Colors Festival. This event is organized by The Nippon Foundation and aimed at transcending disabilities and differences in aspects including gender, generation, language, and nationality.

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