Yoshito Ohno was born in 1938 in Tokyo. In 1959 he played a role of a young boy in “Kinjiki (Forbidden colors)” directed and choreographed by Tatsumi Hijikata. After that he participated in Hijikata’s group Ankoku Butoh-ha.In 1969 Yoshito had the first solo recital and suspended stage appearance. In 1985 he made a comeback in “The Dead Sea” with Kazuo Ohno. Since 1986 he has directed all the Kazuo Ohno’s performances. In 1998 he had a solo recital “The Last Picture of Dorian Gray” based on the manuscripts left unpublished in Masakatsu Gunji’s lifetime.
The performance features a repertoire of new dances choreographed by Strange Kinoko Dance Company’s choreographer, Chie Ito, and guest choreographers.
Yoshito Ohno was born in 1938 in Tokyo. In 1959 he played a role of a young boy in Kinjiki (Forbidden colors), directed and choreographed by Tatsumi Hijikata. He participated in Hijikata’s group Ankoku Butoh-ha. In 1969 Yoshito had the first solo recital and suspended stage appearance. In 1985, he made a comeback in The Dead Sea with Kazuo Ohno. Since 1986 he has directed all of the Kazuo Ohno performances. In 1998 he had a solo recital The Last Picture of Dorian Gray based on the manuscripts left unpublished in Masakatsu Gunji’s lifetime. His recent solo work is Flowers and Birds: A Letter to My Future Self (2013).
Masakazu Amahisa was born in 1968 in Kagawa Prefecture. He made his debut as a cartoonist in 1989, and created popular works that include Baka Drills (The Fool’s Drills), and Baka wa Siren de Naku (The Fool Cries as He Hears a Siren). In recent years, he has engaged in activities other than creating manga. In addition to writing and directing theatrical performances, such as City Boys’ live shows and Suzuki Matsuo’s one-man play, he has written a novel, directed music videos, and undertaken many other different types of work.
Company aims to capture and perform dances from various original perspectives. In addition to performing in Japan, the company has been invited to perform at international dance festivals over different genres, including Festival d’Avignon in France, Japan! Culture + Hyper-culture in Washington D.C., and KITA!! Japanese Artists Meet Indonesia in Indonesia. Major awards the company has won include the New Talent Award from the Dance Critics Society of Japan and the JaDaFo Dance Award.
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Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre, Theatre East （Toshima City, Tokyo）