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Performance without audience

In March 2021, the performance was staged and recorded without audience. Artists performed in a truck with the stately main building of the Tsukiji Hongwanji (which was modeled after ancient Buddhist architecture) behind it. The video documentary of five performances and its digest edition are available below.

Date: March 25(THU), 2021
Site: Tsukiji Hongwanji
Performers: Yoko Higashino, Ruri Mito, Mikiko Kawamura, Hisashi Watanabe, Yukio Suzuki
In Cooperation with Tsukiji Hongwanji


Yoko Higashino

Ruri Mito

Mikiko Kawamura

Hisashi Watanabe

Yukio Suzuki


Yoko Higashino
Artistic Director and Curator of DANCE TRUCK TOKYO

Dancer and choreographer for the ANTIBODIES Collective. Yoko has presented her work in the performing arts and music scene since the late 1990s. She directed the Dance Company BABY-Q from 2000 to 2014 and won various prizes such as the grand prize of the Toyota Choreography Awards (Choreographer of the Next Generation Award) in 2005. In 2015 she formed the “ANTIBODIES Collective” in Kyoto, and they gained attention in site-specific works with multi genre artists. She has taken a leadership role in the Japan Dance Truck Association since 2011.
photo by bozzo

Ruri Mito

Dancer and choreographer. She joined the dance company Leni-Basso from 2004-2010 and later turned freelance. She performed in Wim Vandekeybus’s PUUR and Sasha Waltz’s Körper as a guest dancer of the Royal Swedish Ballet. Since 2016, she has actively participated as a dancer in Damien Jalet and Kohei Nawa’s work VESSEL. Her solo work Matou has been highly evaluated inside and outside of Japan, and she has been invited to many festivals. She started a group Co.Ruri Mito in 2017. She is Fellow II of the Sainson Foundation (2020-2022).
photo by Koichi Tamauchi

Mikiko Kawamura

Born in 1990, she began to dance at the age of 16 and started performing professionally in and outside of Japan in 2011. Once described as a dance enfant terrible who fell to Earth from a faraway planet, she has actively participated in not only theater performances but outdoor live events, music sessions, musical storytelling, videos, music composition, and handmade crafts. In 2019, she moved to Minamiboso (Chiba prefecture).
photo by Etsuko Suzuki

Hisashi Watanabe

Body Researcher/Circus Artist. At the age of 20, he researched and learned juggling, handstands, and bendability by himself. Working across the boundaries of the dance and circus worlds, he has performed in over 70 cities in 17 countries. His unique style, which makes full use of his body which is like an animal; sophisticated techniques; and own philosophy, have been evaluated. Recently he started online lessons in order to promote the handstand.
photo by Road Izumiyama

Yukio Suzuki

Choreographer and dancer. Suzuki’s dance mesmerizes audiences with a strong physicality that lithely and delicately inhabits the space. He has performed in over forty cities around the world and also engages with diverse projects such as co-productions with models and musicians and workshops for children and disabled dancers. Suzuki has won many prizes, including the Choreographer of the Next Generation Award from the Toyota Choreography Awards of 2008.
photo by bozzo

Organized by: Tokyo Metropolitan Government,
Arts Council Tokyo (Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture)
Planning and production: Japan Dance Truck Association
Co-production: Offsite Dance Project
Lighting offered by: Color Kinetics Japan
Technical Support: Panasonic Corporation
Stage Support: Stage Work URAK
Vehicle Support: Corporation Asao Lease
Production Support: Monten

Producer: Matsue Okazaki
Curators: Yoko Higashino, Yukio Suzuki, Tsuyoshi Shirai
Technical Director & Lighting Designer: Takayuki Fujimoto (Kinsei R&D)
Stage Manager: Shinri Takahashi
Stage Manager Assistant: Yukimi Sato(Stage Work URAK), Reo Tokunaga
Sound Engineering: WHITELIGHT
Video Installation: Keisuke Takahashi
Video Operator: Moyou Kawazaki
Production Manager: Miki Kanai
Production Assistant: Haruka Akagi
Art Direction & Design: Hirohisa Ota (golzopocci)
Web Design: Kazuya Kato
Translation: Ritsuko Saito, Mizuho Ikeda
Video documentation Supervised: Hikaru Fujii
Photography: Hiroshi Makino


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