What we do

Baobab Direction DANCE × Scrum!!!

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


This is a young dance performance project composed of stage programs and free programs. Given the crisis situation in recent contemporary dance of a decline in professional activity by young people, this is a proposal aimed at remedying the current situation, and revitalizing the industry overall. The purpose is to build an environment for creation and performance, and to strengthen the link between dancer and creator, increasing opportunities for the staging of an abundance of works large and small.


Leader: Wataru Kitao is in charge of choreography, structure and direction of all pieces. Planning and operation is conducted together with members Fuyuko Mezawa (production/dancer) and Saori Yoneda (dancer). Performers are solicited for each work, their bodies and dance dealt with boldly yet sensitively. An indigenous-style, rhythmical choreography goes into every category down to bodily details and expressions, and is characterized by the dancing away of overwhelming group formations.
Kitao is also proactive in event planning, festival participation, workshops and outreach, and continues to explore a borderless relationship between the dance and the audience. Kitao received the audience award for the 2012 Toyota Choreography Award, and the third El Sul Foundation New Artist Award in the contemporary dance division (2014).


Fuyuko Mezawa
2-16-14-502, Noge, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo 158-0092


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