Balloon is a solo dance performance that explores the desire to control, and yet be controlled at the same time. These juxtaposed qualities being placed within a system of rules; creating a sort of game the performer plays with her self and numerous balloons.

The piece seeks to test the limits of the performers perseverance while challenging her to find creative ways to manipulate, change and evolve the rules of the game as she plays it. Thus, creating a crosslink between preset conditions and real time improvisation.



Yummy is a dance piece that exposes a different approach to the action of eating, proposing a playful and imaginative view in regards to the preparation and consumption of food. The project focuses on the physical sensations and associations that food provokes in us via investigations of different ways to enjoy the act of eating and questioning the well-known saying “DON’T PLAY WITH YOUR FOOD! It is a melting pot that combines both western and eastern kitchens and culinary traditions, while referring to a vast variety of customs and conventions as well as modern methods of cooking and various types of food

Performance@Shin-bi studio, Kyoto

Just arrived back to Kyoto from Osaka. After already seeing two dance performances today we are tired but content, and we want more!  Lucky to have those K stores every corner  we could easily shoved few onigiris into our empty stomachs and continue to the next target.  Happy and full,  we find ourselves inside the exhibition space without knowing what to expect, although seeing the first image of the  floor covered with many colors splashes seemed like someone already had some fun. 

“Enogu Buto” by Ikko Taniuchi, Painter and painting dancer, Japan. 

“Pouring colors over my body with all my energy and concentration, absorbing them  as if they are air..”

visit Ikko’s website



 Fun to be  a tourist

Yummy Japan 14.11.2009

Like always,  intesive yet short cooperation between me and my wonderful partner, Sayaka Akitsu,  worked out amaizingly good

 No sleep, no daylight, delicios food, new friends, 100% fun

Can’t waite for next time.. 


Many thanks and love to:

Sayaka Akitsu, Ken Okuda, Yuki Goda, Midori Goda, Miyuki Tokui and Takuma Takahashi