スペースダンス & デザインミュージアム計画

Tetsuro Fukuhara / 福原哲郎

Concept / コンセプト

Molecular Biology has developed greatly and has made a great contribution to our world since the DNA genetic model was revealed to be a double helical structure in 1953. If we can express amicable but mysterious relationships between the body and the environment as “Visible Information” like DNA, we can realize same kind of revolution, then the outcome goes beyond the art world, affecting the whole society. And, we believe that we can make a revolution similar to Molecular Biology. In other words, at that time, we can bring a new perspective for development and promotion that didn’t exist before to “Information Society“, “Body Modification“, “Space Development“, and “Elderly Society.” We would like to shoulder one part of it through our Space Dance & Design Museum.

1953年にDNAの遺伝子モデルが二重螺旋構造である事が明らかにされて以来、分子生物学は大きな発展を遂げ、私たちの世界に偉大な貢献をもたらすようになりました。私たちは、もし身体と環境の間で交わされている親密な、そして謎に満ちた関係をDNA のような「見える情報」として表現できるなら、その成果はアートの世界を超え、社会全体に影響を与えるものとなり、分子生物学と同様な革命を起こすことができると信じています。その時には、私たちは「情報社会」に対して、「身体改造」に対して、「宇宙開発」に対して、「高齢者社会」に対して、これまで存在しなかった開発と推進のための新しい視点を持ち込むことができます。私たちは、スペースダンス & デザインミュージアムを通して、その一端を担うことができると考えています。

If we can re-understand “Dance” as “Creating Posture“, we can cultivate several new jobs in our society. “Dance” is not so popular for the general public but “Creating Posture” is very popular for them, because everybody, every day, every moment, they are trying to do “Creating Posture” by unconsciously to get the comfortable body condition in their life. And, we think that our humans will go out into space in the near future, but “Creating Posture” will be more important than this earth, and it will be an indispensable act for daily life in the universe of less gravity environment.


So, even if the general public don’t want to study “Dance” so much, but they want to study how to get the good way for making “Creating Posture”. In this meaning, the dancers can help them, because basically the dancers are the experts for “Creating Posture”. So, the dancers, if they want, they can develop a new world to connect with them.



■JAXA – Space Environment Utilization Center &
Tsukuba Space Center / 宇宙航空研究開発機構(JAXA) &

An interesting feature of Tetsuro Fukuhara and Tokyo Space Dance activities is that they go beyond the boundaries of art and dance. Since the theme is to examine the lifestyle of humankind in space, we expect that it will develop into a wide range of activities such as the fusion of research in different genres and the birth of new lifestyles.



●Osamu Sakura – Professor of The University of Tokyo,
Interfaculty Initiative in Information Studies
/ 佐倉統(東京大学大学院情報学環・学際情報学府教授)

Tetsuro Fukuhara’s thought that emphasis on physicality is quite agreeable. Living creatures will not be established unless we think it as a set with the environment. Also, human beings.


●Shinji Matsumoto – Space Architect for Moon and Former Shimizu
Corporation Space Development Office
/ 松本信二(月の建築家、元・清水建設宇宙開発室室長)

In order to build a futuristic purpose architecture, we need to know more about the basic principles of the human body. Tetsuro Fukuhara’s project is very effective as one of the methods, and it seems that great results can be expected.


●Masato Sasaki – Professor of The University of Tokyo,
Faculty of Education
/ 佐々木正人(東京大学大学院教育学研究科教授)

Dance is an exploration of expressions connecting the universe and the ground. Tatsumi Hijikata finished the first step, Tetsuro Fukuhara is doing the second step.



■ Holding Schedule of Contents & Activity per one week /


スペースダンス & デザインミュージアム』を、「こども宇宙ダンス」「スペースダンス・スクール」「スペースデザイン・スクール」「スペースカルチャー」により構成します。

[Exhibition Room 1 / 展示室1]

EXHIBITION for Experience / 体験型展示
[Tuesday – Sunday] 10:00-20:00

[Exhibition Room 2 / 展示室2]

〇KIDS SPACE DANCE / こども宇宙ダンス
[Tuesday – Sunday] 13:00-17:00

[Exhibition Room 3 / 展示室3]

[Tuesday – Sunday] 10:00-20:00

[Workshop Room 1 / ワークショップ室1]

SPACE DESIGN SCHOOL / スペースデザインスクール
[Tuesday – Sunday] 13:00-16:00

[Workshop Room 2 / ワークショップ室2]

SPACE DANCE SCHOOL / スペースダンススクール

[Tuesday – Sunday] 13:00-16:00

[Workshop Room 3 / ワークショップ室3]

〇 SPACE CULTURE 1 – AI / Alter Ego / Artificial Body
/ スペースカルチャー1 – AI・分身・人工身体

[Tuesday – Sunday] 13:00-17:00

[Workshop Room 4 / ワークショップ室4]

〇 SPACE CULTURE 2 – War / Environment / Universe
/ スペースカルチャー2 – 戦争・環境・宇宙

[Tuesday – Sunday] 13:00-17:00

[Exhibition Room 4 / 展示室4]

/ スペースダンスワークショップ & 公演

[Tuesday – Saturday] 17:00-20:00

[Exhibition Room 4 / 展示室4]

SPACE DANCE in the Robotic Universe
/ スペースダンス・イン・ザ・ロボティックユニバース

[Sunday] 17:00-20:00

Museum Shop / ミュージアムショップ
[Tuesday – Sunday] 10:00-20:00


■ Dispatch Project by Space Dance & Design Museum
/ スペースダンス & デザインミュージアムによる派遣事業

SPACE DANCE & DESIGN7 days / スペースダンス & デザイン 7日間
SPACE DESIGN SCHOOL / スペースデザインスクール
SPACE DANCE SCHOOL / スペースダンススクール
AGING CULTURE / エイジングカルチャー



Functioin of Space Dance / スペースダンスの役割

The essence of Space Dance is new digitize the “Amicable Relationship between Body and Space, or between Body and Object” as the “Tacit Knowledge” using “Body-Space Model“. And, it is to visualize the “Lost Memory” which is recovered in that time as the “Image“. We develop “Body-Space Model” for digitizing the tacit knowledge, then we design its process as various objects, spaces, images, and alter egos that can contribute to the improvement of Earth Culture and the creation of Space Culture.


As a base to return the results of its design to the society, we are planning to open “SPACE DANCE & DESIGN MUSEM” at several cities around the world. Also, we organize “SPACE DESIGN SCHOOL” and “SPACE DANCE SCHOOL” at the center for SPACE MUSEUM and through these activities we educate the “New Talented People” who will work for developing a new social system for a new era.

私たちは、新しいデザインを誕生させ、その成果を社会に還元する拠点として、『スペースダンス & デザインミュージアム』を世界のさまざまな都市でオープンすることを計画しています。そして、これらの活動を中心になって推進するために必要な「新しい才能」を育てます。


Intellectual Craving for Knowledge and Creation
/ 知と創造への欲求

In the era of our information society, if we leave it, we easily forget that we are “physical presence“. We open “SPACE DANCE & DESIN MUSEUM” based on the feeling as “the humans live as being existence with a body” in order to rethink the necessary themes to live better and build a new method for it.

ほっておけば、自分が「身体的存在」であることも容易に忘れていく私たちの情報化の時代。『スペースダンス & デザインミュージアム』 では、「人間は身体をもつ存在として生きている」という実感をベースに据え、よりよく生きるために必要な問題を考え直し、その方法を新しく構築します。

Our wish for knowledge and creation has created art and design, and pursued science and technology, then we could develop our human’s society. So, in our today’s world what makes a wish for knowledge and creation?


For example, Into the “Mysterious Microcosm” created by a piece of special cloth called Space Tube, we can make a floating easy. And we can experience the condition of pseudo-zero gravity and the soft cloth of Space Tube wrapping our body brakes our body balance, but soon it supports us gently. Also, since the shape of the space is decided by how we move into Space Tube, we can get a very nice “Nostalgic Feeling” as if we return back to the mother’s womb. Also, inside of Space Tube we can see a very “Beautiful Space Formation” which we have never seen before.

例えば、スペースチューブという一枚の布がつくりだす「不思議な小宇宙」では、ふわりと身体が浮き上がり、擬似的無重力の状態を体験でき、身体を包むやわらかな布は、身体のバランスを崩したかと思えば、すぐにやさしく支えてくれます。 そして、スペースチューブの中では自分がどう動くかで空間のかたちが決まる為、お母さんの胎内に帰ったような「懐かしい感覚」がします。同時に、内部ではこれまで見たこともないような「美しい空間造形」を見ることが出来ます。

Such the experiences of pseudo-zero gravity and an unexpected space wake up our primitive feeling and awareness, and give us a new recognition about our body and environment. The moment when a new door of the recognition is opened is “Time of New Discovery” and it is also the moment when “Wish for Knowledge and Creation” is born.



What is SPACE TUBE? / スペースチューブとは?

SPACE TUBE is “Soft Space” used a special elastic cloth. It is installed suspended by the ropes at a certain height from the floor and developed for the Space Dance Performance and for general public including the kids. On April 2001 SPACE TUBE could debut at The United Nations in New York and on 2004-2006 through the collaborative research together with Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency(JAXA) in Japan it could realize a social debut officially.


Space Tube has been estimated as a Boundary Object. Boundary Object, this means an “Object which exists on the Bound.” Both children and adult, both general people and a specialist, both a person who belongs to scientific fields and a person who belongs to artistic fields, they can feel same interests towards Space Tube with common sense.


SPACE TUBE is also criticized as “IKEBANA in the SKY – Flower in the Sky” and it is floating in the air with an unique form that no one has seen yet. The characteristics of SPACE TUBE are four, “Closed Space“, “Various Postures“, “Nostalgic Feeling“, and “Unexpectedness“. And at the exhibition it is constituted by “4 Rooms” such as “Balance and Posture“, “Light and Darkness“, “Real and Virtual“, and “Contemplation and Healing“.



■ SPACE CULTURE / スペースカルチャー

With the development of medical care, it is said that the average life expectancy will eventually reach 120 years, mainly in developed countries. This is the arrival of the so-called “Immortal World.” The life plan of “I will retire at the age of 60 to 70, and then enjoy my leisure time” will be completely obsolete. However, it can be said that there is an opportunity for the elderly. In other words, as long as the elderly are aware of their “advantages of maturity in wisdom“, it is a chance for the elderly to escape from their status as the weakest in society. The following themes should be of close interest to the elderly, and they should be able to demonstrate their strengths as an elderly person. We should take on challenges, dabble in the “diverse jobs” necessary for correcting global culture and creating space culture, and have a “multi-layered face” that makes us very busy and rich every day.


● Image Generation AI / 画像生成AI

Today, Image Generation AI has evolved to the point where it can output images of people, things, and landscapes that do not actually exist at a level that feels almost “Real.” At this time, the important thing is not to fight over the superiority of “Real” and “Virtual“, but by “Virtual” to invade the real world and appear a “New Real” that has the power to move this world.


● Alter Ego / 分身

We are currently working on a project to develop a “Robot with a Mind” and grow it as our “Alter Ego“. A “Robot with a Mind” has not yet been developed in the world, and a human’s “Alter Ego” would not have appeared yet.


● Artificial Body / 人工身体

An artificial body would be a special target for elderly people who wish to live beyond the age of 120. “Genome Editing” to create “New Human Species” has already started. With the use of iPS cells, human cloning, and regenerative medicine, humans will definitely be able to obtain the artificial bodies they desire in the near future.


● War / 戦争

When will humans be able to stop the “War” that they have come to recognize as a “Foolish Attempt“? What do you need for that? Will the “Method” we come up with be effective? We are starting to create a “War eradication Simulation“.

人間はいつ、「愚かな試み」と認識するに至った「戦争」をやめる事が出来るでしょうか? その為には何が必要でしょうか? 考え出したその「方法」に実効性があるでしょうか? 私たちは「戦争撲滅シュミレーション」の作成を開始しています。

● Environment / 環境

In order to stop the destruction of the global environment, it is urgently necessary to realize energy conversion, carbon dioxide emission reduction, forest protection, and assistance to developing countries. And at the same time, “overeating body modification” will also be necessary, although no one is advocating it loudly.


● Universe / 宇宙

In order to develop space culture, it is essential not to bring the negative aspects of earth culture into space. And it will be necessary to freely adjust the gravity in the 0G to 1G environment to realize “Creation of New Postures” and to give birth to “New Species of Humans“. When humans begin to exist as a “New Species” and start working together for “Development” with other aliens, humans will recognize they realize for the first time that they will be able to success in developing space culture.



Budget Plan / 予算計画
スペースダンス & デザインミュージアム1館 / 1年間

[In the case of “1 USD = 132 Japanese yen”
/ 「1ドル=132円」として計算(2023.3.18)]

Incomings 227,400,000 Japanese Yen (1,720,000USD)
収入 227,400,000円 (1,720,000ドル)

①Entrance Fee(300 people/day × 500 yen × 25 days/one month × 12 months) 45,000,000 yen ②Space Tube & Space Cube Marketing(500,000 yen/one set × 8 sets/one month ×12 months) 48,000,000 yen ③”Space Dance & Design 7 Days”(1,000,000 yen/one event × 8 events/one month × 12 months) 96,000,000 yen ④Tuition Fee from Space Dance School & Space Design School(100,000 yen/one year × 40 students/one class × 6 classes)24,000,000 yen ⑤work sales[『Spiritual Journey』『Glorification of Elena』 etc](30,000 yen/1work × 40 works/one month ×12 months) 14,400,000 円

①入場料(300 人/日 × 500 円 × 25 日/月 × 12ヶ月) 45,000,000円  ②スペースチューブ・スペースキューブ等販売(500,000 円/1セット × 8セット/月 ×12 ヶ月) 48,000,000 円 ③スペースダンス7日プログラム(1,000,000 円/1イベント × 8回/月 × 12ヶ月) 96,000,000円 ④授業料(スペースダンススクール・スペースデザインスクール)(100,000円/年 × 生徒40人/1クラス × 6クラス)24,000,000円 ⑤作品売上[『スピリチュアルジャーニー』『エレナ礼賛』等](30,000 円/1作品 × 40作品/月 ×12 ヶ月) 14,400,000 円

Outgoings 120,000,000 Japanese Yen (1,043,000USD)
支出 120,000,000 円 (1,043,000ドル)

①Management Expenses for a Space 2,400,000 yen ②Production and R & D Costs 20,000,000 yen ③Operation Costs 8,000,000 yen ④Production Costs for Exchange Program 4,000,000 yen ⑤Labor Costs for 5 Full-Timers 18,000,000 yen ⑥Labor Costs for Part-Times and Guest Lecturers 10,000,000 yen ⑦Office Expenses and Costs for Publicity and Publishing 4,000,000 yen

①施設管理費 10,000,000 yen ②製作費 & 研究開発費 30,000,000 円 ③運営費 16,000,000 円 ④交換プログラム制作費 6,000,000 円 ⑤人件費(常勤6名) 36,000,000円 ⑥人件費(非常勤 + パートタイム) 10,000,000円 ⑦事務費・出版費 12,000,000円

Profit 107,400,000 Japanese Yen (814,000USD)
収益 107,400,000 円 (814,000ドル)

※The first three years from the opening will be a trial operation, and “expenditure” will be used from the “operating reserve (500 million yen)”. If there is profit, it will be stocked in the “operational reserve”. Aiming for the above profit from the 4th year.
※We will judge the financial situation of the 1st building, and if it is in the black from the 4th year, we will proceed to open the 2nd building.



Organization by “TEAM A & B & C”
「チームA & B & C」の形成

For the opening and the operation of one “SPACE DANCE & DESIGN MUSEUM”, we form “TEAM A & B & C” consisting of the following members including full-time, part-time, guest participation and volunteers.

『スペースダンス & デザインミュージアム』1館のオープンと運営のために、常勤・非常勤・ゲスト参加・ボランティアを含め、以下のメンバーからなる「チームA & B & C」を形成します。


○Director ○Producer ○Curator ○Arts Producer ○Science Producer
○Net Producer ○Manager ○Space Tube Marketer ○Educator
○Editor Publisher ○TV Producer ○Journalist ○Investor

○ディレクター ○プロデューサー ○キュレーター ○アートプロデューサー
○サイエンスプロデューサー ○ネットプロデューサー
○マネージャー ○スペースチューブマーケッター ○教育者
編集者 ○出版者 ○TVプロデューサー ○ジャーナリスト ○投資家


○Designer ○Industrial Designer ○Architect ○Brain Scientist ○Life Scientist

○Robot Developer ○Media Designer ○AI Artist ○Programmer ○Composer
○Cultural anthropologist ○anthropologist ○astrobiologist
○Researcher ○University ○Research Institution
○Company ○Foundation ○Government
○デザイナー ○プロダクト・デザイナー ○建築家 ○脳科学者 ○生命科学者
○ロボット開発者 ○メディアデザイナー ○AIアーティスト ○プログラマー
○作曲家 文化人類学者 ○
○研究者 ○参加機関~大学・研究所・企業・財団・政府


○International Space Dancer

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