Received a Master’s Degree (in theater studies and dance) from Waseda University, Graduate School of Letters, Arts and Sciences. Active as a writer mainly on topics related to contemporary theater, traditional performing arts, ballet, dance, musical and opera. She currently writes regularly for the online magazine Ontomo, focusing on theatre from an auditory perspective (“Mimi kara miru butai,” https://ontomo-mag.com/tag/mimi-kara-miru/), the ballet magazine Swan Magazine (“Bare fan ni okuru opera mangekyo”), and the ballet-focused online publication Ballet Channel (“Suteji kosaten,” https://balletchannel.jp/genre/ayako-takahashi). First prize winner at the 10th Japan Dance Critics’ Award.
Photographer / Filmmaker / Writer
April 1991~March 1993 Tokyo Polytechnic University Cause of Photography Since 1997, Takahashi Shinichi has worked as a photographer in magazines, books, CD jackets, etc. As a writer, He is doing vigorous writing activities from music fields such as jazz and world music to travel books and person reportage.
In 2015 he directed the documentary film ‘Cu-Bup’. He playing a triple role in this film, Producer / Filmmaker / Cinematographer.
It was selected as the official selection of ‘PAN AFRICAN FILM FES’ Los Angeles, USA in February 2015. Despite being an independent film shot in Cuba, the world premiere screening has been achieved in Los Angeles, the United States where there was no diplomatic relationship with Cuba. In the following June 2015, The American Film Institute was elected to the opening screening at the film festival ‘D.C. Caribbean Film FES’ to be held in Washington, D.C.
In November 2017, the documentary film ‘THE FOOLS’ which recorded the legendary underground rock band is scheduled to be released.
Assistant Curator at The Ueno Royal Museum. Has been in charge of the exhibitions “Art of our time” (2008), “Masterpieces of Arts and Crafts in the Prince Arisugawa and Prince Takamatsu Families” (2013), “Cutting-Edge Japanese Video Works: The Daisuke Miyatsu Collection” (2015), “From Edo to Tokyo: The Ueno Royal Museum Ukiyo-e Collection (2015-2016), “KANEUJI Teppei: Symbols Are Not Symbols © MATSUDA Aoko” (2017), “Utagawa Hiroshige’s ‘Thirty-six Views of Mt. Fuji’ and ukiyo-e in the last days of the Tokugawa Shogunate and the Meiji Era” (2017), and “Sosaku-hanga and Shin-hanga: Japanese Modern Prints from The Ueno Royal Museum Collection“ (2018) among others.
Tamatsuka Mitsuru was born in Tokyo, Japan. Following his work as Producer for “Dentōgeinō no wakaki shishitachi” (The Young Lions of Traditional Arts), he directed the short film “Firewater” in New York, and worked as movement coach for the hanamichi runway in the Bessie award-winning contemporary dancer’s work, “A Page Out of Order: M,” and continued to act as a conduit for numerous and various international artistic collaborations. Through the collaborative production team Sagi Tama, launched in 2013, as well as his own company Tama Pro, launched in 2016, Tamatsuka continues to develop his practice of combining performance and film.
Architectural historian and critic, was born in 1967 in Paris. Professor at Tohoku University. Commissioner for Japan pavilion at the Venice Biennale of architecture 2008. Artistic director of Aichi Triennale 2013 Publications include “Contemporary Japanese architects : Profiles in design”, “Architecture and Music” etc.
Dance critic. Having studied at the Department of Performance Studies, Graduate School, New York University, he is currently Professor Emeritus, Keio University. His main fields of expertise are rituals, shamanism and performing arts in Asia, and new forms of innovative expressions after post-modern dance. He has been a judge at the Toyota Choreography Award, Asahi Performing Arts Award, Cairo International Experimental Theater Festival, and the Wifi Body Festival (Manila) among others. Publications include Sexuality of Transvestism, Shintai no rinkai-ten, Danso-ron, A Filmology of the Circus and Polysexual Love.