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Tarinof dance company 2022 “Giselle”

  • Organization : Tarinof dance company
  • Section : Artistic and creative activity in Tokyo
  • Type of Grant Program : Single
  • Art Forms : Dance


The famous classical ballet piece “Giselle” has been given a contemporary makeover by Tarinof dance company. The company pursues exquisitely blended originality, bringing together refined dance with everyday movement and dance-like physical expression. Tarinof has produced a highly creative performance combining contemporary dance and storytelling.

Direction/composition/performance: Maiko Hasegawa 
Choreography/composition/performance: Mamoru Sakata
Music: Jin Takemoto
Design/costume: Kana Kenmochi
Guest appearance: Yasutake Shimaji
Performers: Mikuri Amari, Nanako Iwase, Keisuke Okamura, Rion Onaya, Kaho Kawano, Kotaro Sengoku, Kyoko Watanabe, Wakana Oda, Mikumo Shirai, Moe Tsuneta, Rion Nakagawa


Tarinof dance comapany
Founded by Maiko Hasegawa and Mamoru Sakata in 2013. Based in Tokyo, they are engaged in choreography, performance, workshops in all over Japan, international cultural exchange, appearance in commercial message videos, modern opera, and musical. From 2013 to 2015, they stayed in Paris for two years and seven months under the Program of Overseas Study for Upcoming Artists of Agency for Cultural Affairs of Japan. They won the first places and special prizes in many domestic dance competitions including Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Prize, and Goro Yamada Prize, in the choreography creation section of 2012 National Dance Contest. They are also the winners of the first places in international choreography competitions in France, Italy, and Serbia, the finalist of MASDANZA in SPAIN 2016, and were awarded the prize for the invitation to Bulgarian ATOM Theater in Seoul International Choreography Festival 2017. They were also the finalist of Yokohama Dance Collection Competition 1 in 2018. Forceful and delicate works have been created by combining their sensitivities and by their unique embodiment. Through every work created in this way, they have expressed the sense of discomfort latent in daily life in various manners. Since the foundation of the company, they have given more than 50 performances in 20 cities of seven countries.


Mamoru Sakata
Tarinof dance company
Kamiochiai 2-24-5-203,Shinjuku-ku,Tokyo,161-0034


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