Schedule: 10 days
Mar 3 (Sun), 9 (Sat), 10 (Sun), 16 (Sat), 17 (Sun), 2012 : 10:00 – 12:30
Mar 20 (Wed, national holiday) : 13:00 – 17:00
Mar 21 (Thu), 22 (Fri) : 17:00 – 19:30
Mar 23 (Sat) : 13:00 – 17:00
Mar 24 (Sun) : 10:00 –
Mar 24 (Sun) : 15:00 –
Children and Takiko Iwabuchi (Choreographer / Dancer) create original dance pieces through workshops.
If you understand the feelings of your body and move it, you will see your interesting movements that you don’t usually notice, which are your style.
Children perform their original dance while playing with their bodies.
-Inviting workshop participants ※Finished
Why don’t you create a dance piece with choreographer Takiko Iwabuchi?
Participants will create their original dance pieces through ten-day workshops.
A dance performance will be given at the medium-sized hall of Rune Kodaira on the final day.
Choreography: Takiko Iwabuchi (Choreographer / Dancer)
Eligible applicants: Elementary school students in grade 2 through 6
Number of participants accepted: 15
Participation fee: Free
* In principle, please participate in the entire schedule.
* If the number of applicants exceeds the number of participants accepted, a lottery will be held to select participants.
Takiko Iwabuchi (Choreographer / Dancer)
Takiko Iwabuchi trained in contemporary dance at the Laban Centre, London. After participating as a dancer in projects of Herve Robbe, Ted Stoffer and other choreographers, she returned to Japan and established “Dance Theatre LUDENS” in 1999.Since then, she has been creating the dance pieces under the theme relationships among people. Her best works include “Be,” “Es,” “Distance” (Park Tower Next Dance Festival commissioned work), and “Against Newton” (New National Theatre, Tokyo commissioned work).Invited to domestic and nine well-recognized international dance festivals, including ImpulsTanz ? Vienna International Dance Festival and the American Dance Festival (ADF), Takiko has given dance performances and received high reputations in each region. In 2001, she won the Yokohama Arts Foundation Award in the Yokohama Solo × Duo Competition and Embassy of France in Japan Award for “Be.” In 2005, she received the Rookie Award from Dance Critics Society of Japan for “Distance”. In addition to creative and performance activities, she has recently been involved in a wide range of activities through dance such as producing international joint works in Tokyo International Dance Workshop ReAction. Takiko Iwabuchi is an instructor of the Dance Studies Major, Department of Movement Sciences, Japan Women’s College of Physical Education.