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Co. Ruri Mito + Gobi dance company Co-production “Freestyle”

  • Organization : Co. Ruri Mito
  • Section : International project
  • Type of Grant Program : Single
  • Art Forms : Dance


International exchange activity between Co. Ruri Mito (Director Ruri Mito) and Gobi Dance Company (Director Rita Gobi). A duo piece ‘Freestyle,’ choreographed by Gobi and assisted by Mito was presented in Tokyo, Budapest, and Gdansk.
The Japan-Hungarian coproduction’s topic is the ‘homo ludens’, with the focus on racing that can keep the audience in the state of ‘suspense’. Our game is about how to learn to be aware of our own bodies; to concentrate the bodies into harmony or disharmony and to react on the competitors mysterious body sign, which is the main aim of our ‘body race’. In each country, these two internationally highly acclaimed emerging artists show what they have achieved in their exchange activities.
Choreography: Rita Gobi Dancers: Rita Gobi, Ruri Mito
Costume: Judit SINKOVICS Light design: Pavla BERANOVÁ Music: Dávid SZEGŐ


Ruri Mito was born in Tokyo in 1982. As a professional dancer and choreographer, she is now actively performing in many countries and has won many prizes. She has also worked with choreographers such as Damien Jalet, Sasha Walts, Wim Vandekeybus, and so on. She is selected as Saison Foundation Junior Fellow in 2018.

Rita Góbi is a dancer, choreographer and dance teacher. Born in Novi Sad, Serbia, studied at Regular Ballet School in Novi Sad and later at Hungarian Dance Academy in Budapest. In 2006 she founded Gobi Dance Company based in Budapest. Rita was Aerowaves Twenty18 selected artist in 2017, and she has won many prizes and invited to various international festivals. http://www.gobirita.hu/


Lena Hashimoto
Production manager
Co. Ruri Mito
E-mail: rurimito.co@gmail.com


Kagurazaka Session House, Shinjuku City, Tokyo
Mu Theatre, Budapest, Hungary
Klub Zak, Gdansk, Poland