What we do


  • Organization : Maho Harada
  • Section : Artistic and creative activity in Tokyo
  • Type of Grant Program : Single
  • Art Forms : Dance


“Baby Theater” is theater for the infants and their parents. In this dance work produced through collaboration between choreographer and artist, a single large cloth is freely manipulated in ever-changing and phantasmagoric ways under the concept of creating and moving your own world with your own hands. With a focus on the diverse physicality of the audience and diverse physical communication, Harada presents a performance you can enjoy seeing, feeling moving and hearing. She is the first Japanese choreographer to create a work in the genre of theater for the very young.

Writer/performer: Maho Harada
Stage design/publicity art: Fumi Takenouchi
Music: Miki Kawanaka
Stage direction: Masatoshi Harada


Maho Harada
Choreographer/performer. Studied contemporary dance under Emiko Inoue from the age of five. Graduated from the Department of Body Expression and
Cinematic Arts, Faculty of Contemporary Psychology, Rikkyo
University. Harada takes a multi-faceted approach to dance, focusing on the relationship between language and the body, and creating works consistently based on the moment when movement transforms into dance and the body begins to dance. She engages in a variety of projects in different genres, including performance, choreography and workshops. She has worked on theater for the very young since 2015, performing in numerous works by overseas directors such as Dalija Acin Thelander (Serbia) and Alicja Morawska-Rubczak (Poland). As well as taking part in tours around Japan, she has appeared in performances in Poland, Italy and Beijing. Harada also organizes physical workshops and art workshops for everyone from parents with young children to adults.