What we do

Dance in ASIA TheWave

  • Organization : General Incorporated Association Nibroll
  • Section : International project
  • Type of Grant Program : Single
  • Art Forms : Dance


Due to concerns over the outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19) and in consideration of the health and safety of participants and staff members, this program was canceled.

Dance in Asia is a project that has been ongoing from 2010 with participating artists from Asian countries including Japan, Taiwan, Indonesian and Malaysia. In addition to participants creating and performing works under international collaborations, the project offers workshops, symposiums, and more. The aim is for the resulting close communication with overseas artists and local people involved in these activities to deepen mutual understanding, thus helping to boost stage arts, nurture talent and build professional networks in the Asian region. Principal participants include Nibroll (Japan), Century Contemporary Dance Company (Taiwan), Wong Jyh Shyoong (Malaysia) and Melati Suryodarmo (Indonesia). An international co-production was scheduled to be performed at the Taiwan National Theater this year; however due to the spread of coronavirus this was postponed and is now scheduled to take place in 2021 with the same content.


A dance company formed in 1997 revolving around choreographer Mikuni Yanaihara, video artist Keisuke Takahashi , and musician SKANK. Nibroll presents performance pieces principally for the stage, exploring the possibilities of physical expression through performances held not only in theaters but also in art museums, and through visual art. The troupe’s performances in Europe, the US, other parts of Asia and elsewhere have raised its global profile. Awards include The National Advisory Panel Award Bagnolet International Choreography Contest in 2002, The Mori Art Museum Contemporary Award in 2004, and the Japan Dance Forum Award 2009 Grand Prix.


Keisuke Takahashi


National Performing Arts Center, National Theatre & Concert Hall, Experimental Theater, Taipei, Taiwan