Born in Tokyo. Received her doctor’s degree (in literature) from Université de Toulouse – Le Mirail (presently Jean Jaurès University) and Sophia University. Has been contributing dance reviews to publications including Dance Magazine (Shinshokan), Sankei Shumbun, Asahi Shimbunand Yomiuri Shimbun,since 2003. Member of the Japan Dance Forum, judge at the Yokohama Dance Collection competition in 2017and 2018. Translates texts related to dance and literature (French/Japanese), and teaches French language, French literature and dance history at Keio Universityand other institutions.
Festival director for the Image Forum 2001-10, presently active as a freelance curator. Has been in charge of curation at the Aichi Triennale (2013), Tokyo Metropolitan Teien Art Museum (2015/16) and Aomori Museum of Art (2017/18), and continues to be involved in various events at alluring hidden locations in Tokyo, such as ”Track Top Tokyo” (2016), ”Toshi bosai boot camp” (2017), and “Meguriai JAXA” (2016-18).
Sayako Mizuta works as a freelance-based curator, project manager and a coordinator for contemporary art exhibitions, festivals. Curated exhibitions: Alterspace -Constantly Changing Temporary Artspace (Asahi Art Square, 2014), Skin & Map: the study of body and sense by four artists (Aichi art center, 2010). She has run Little Barrel project room in Omori, Tokyo. http://littlebarrel.net/
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.
Born 1983 in Tokyo. Next to performing live with his own “Shuta Hasunuma Philharmonic Orchestra” in Japan and abroad, his diverse activities include contributing soundtracks to stage productionsand movies, and producing and creating music that is mainly based on environmental and electronic sounds. In recent years he has been applying the methods of musical composition to various media such as video, sound, sculpture and installation, the results of which he has been showcasing at domestic and international exhibitions and projects. Recent projects include the album “ANTHROPOCENE” (Shuta Hasunuma Philharmonic Orchestra, 2018), and the exhibitions “Compositions” (Pioneer Works, New York, 2018) and “ ~ ing”(Shiseido Gallery, Tokyo, 2018). shutahasunuma.com
Born in 1963, Kunisaki is a director at Rittor Music Inc. He has also been editor-in-chief of Sound & Recording Magazine, a specialist magazine for sound creators, for 20 years, and has written a diverse range of articles, including field reports by interviewing musicians and engineers, as well as pieces on how to use musical equipment. Since 2010, he has organized Premium Studio Live, a live recording event, and operates a label for sharing these event recordings in a high-res format. Kunisaki has also been an active producer in recent years, and created a VR-compatible music video for the all-female synth quartet Hello, Wendy!