Daisuke Muto is associate professor of dance studies and aesthetics at Gunma Prefectural Women’s University, independent dance critic and choreographer. His research interests are global history of dance focusing on 20th-century Asia, and theory of choreography. He is co-author of Choreography and Corporeality, 2016, and History of Ballet and Dance (in Japanese), 2012. His papers include “What Happens When Contemporary Artists Learn Folk Performing Arts” in Bulletin of Gunma Prefectural Women’s University, No.38, 2017, and “Stepping into Ecology of a Dance” in Bulletin of Gunma Prefectural Women’s University, No.39, 2018. Muto serves the program director for international exchange division at Sanriku International Arts Festival.