EXHIBITION SD Online Archive / SD展示オンライン・アーカイブ2020 – 2023

We hold “EXHIBITION SPACE DANCE Online 2020-2023″ with the members of Tokyo Space Dance, and the guests and trained space dancers around the world. Then, we will form “New Stage for Expression and Interchange” unaffected by the trend of the times to show the activity as an artist for a lifetime.

私たちは、『スペースダンス展示・オンライン2020 – 2023』を東京スペースダンスメンバー・ゲストの参加により開催しました。私たちは、時間をかけて、ゆっくりと、世界中にスペースダンサーを育成します。そして、時代の潮流に左右されることがないアーティストとしての能動性を生涯にわたり発揮できるように、「表現と交流のための新しいステージ」を形成します。


■ Ayumi Toyabe (Budapest, Hungary)

People, objects, and the environment change over time.
My works Affordance, Walking dance, Paradise, and Flower this time seem to go back and forth on some kind of ”boundary”. I thought I am in the present time but suddenly I felt like I am in the distant past. I also felt like I’ll reach the unknown if I keep going. I think these feelings are the magic that space dance brings.

今回の私のAffordance、Walking dance, Paradise, Flowerは何かの「境界線」を行ったりきたりしているような部分がある。現代だと思いきや、遠い昔にいるような感覚であったり、このまま進めば未知のところまで行けるような感覚であったり。これらの感覚はスペースダンスがもたらしてくれる魔法だと思う。

Born in Tokyo (1993). After graduating from the Ballet Academy in Germany, went to Art Factory International in Italy. Her solo piece Augmented Spaces directed by Gyula Berger was performed in Japan, Korea, Romania, Estonia and Hungary. Her first dance film SATO was featured on Dance Cinema (2019). The solo piece with the drone called ABOVE directed by Nina Kov was performed at European Institute of innovation and technology (2019). Currently she is leading the international dance collective UGOIQ based in Hungary, teaching Ballet and Contemporary dance in ZeroPlus Dance program and working as an assistant director of Tokyo Space Dance.

[Contact: ayumi.toyabe05@gmail.com]

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Pinar Sinka (Miami, U.S.A.)


It is very space that we travel in.
How do you feel in Space?
Abyss, Freedom, Travel, Curiosity, Beautiful, Fearful, Emptiness, Death, Infinite?

Space Dance by Pinar Sinka
Video Bulent Ince
Music by Kai Engel / Mist and Clouds

Pinar Sinka is a visual artist and a space dancer. She has a deep understanding of Space Dance that has risen from Butoh. In 2019, in Izmir, Turkey, she produced a project with all contents of Space Dance, Kids Space Dance, Space Dance Design Workshop, Space Dance Workshop & Performances, and Exhibitions. Her Space Dance is not only a “Life Hymn” but also an “Expectation” for a new era. She is also sensitive to cutting-edge trends in art and science.

[Contact: sculptorpi@yahoo.com] 


Nature is the pure dimension of life, that can resonate with our body and mind. We are blessed that we can nourish ourselves from their treasures to live in health. With its support we can get closer to our impressions, it can calm down our thoughts and also we can find our answers in it. In Space Dance project I love that participants can not only experience a new method of dance but also the possibility to do it in the nature, which is a very different perspective for expression. With its unique formes the environment creates the frames and hold space for the body to move freely. If we can find the resonance with it our body can react and tell its actual speech.

I was born in Budapest, Hungary in 1993. Dance has always been a profound motivation since my childhood. I’ve explored the beauty of dance with the help of my mother when I was little. She has a strong relation with this field. I’ve learned ballet, contemporary and improvisation dance on several workshops and courses, including the intensive course of Budapest Contemporary Dance Academy, and classes of Ayumi Toyabe and Gyula Berger at ZeroPlus DanceWorks. For me the improvisation dance is one of the most effective and deep forms of self expression. In this way I can connect to a deeper level of existence in help with all the elements of nature. As I feel the rhythm of the music and the space around me it helps me to guide my movement organically. I believe that our body language is the mirror of our soul, through dance we can nourish ourselves and others too.

[Contact: mancisarkadi@gmail.com]


■ Gizem Defne Erdemir (Izmir, Turkey)

Born in Istanbul(1995). Graduate from Ege University, Department of Landscape Architecture. She is master student at the same department. She started Modern Dance in Ege University Modern Dance and Dance Theatre Group (EgeMDDT / 2013). After 5 years as a dancer, she continue as a choreographer and instructor in the group. She started Balkan Dances in Balfolk Istanbul (2017). She is dancer of Tetsuro Fukuhara’s Space Dance School. In 2018-2019 she took lessons on Contemporary Dance and Tai Chi Chuan in Folkart Academy. She is still student of Folkart Academy Modern Ballet and Theater classes in Izmir.

[Contact; turkeyspacedance@gmail.com]


Akito (Tokyo, Japan)

Born in Tokyo and received her BA in dance from Hunter College, NY. Joined Tokyo Space Dance in 2006 and has been exploring the connection between the space and her body and searching the relationship between dance and herself in life. “Touch, feel and reach into the space. Enjoy the engagement with it and then become a part of it. Connected with myself and with the universe, I find myself in peace and fulfilled. Dance makes all possible.”

[Contact; cozyakito@gmail.com]

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■ Mária Roskó (Budapest, Hungary)

Mária Roskó after graduating in human sciences, studied jewelry making and design in Japan, Germany and Hungary. She participated at various exhibitions in Japan, Hongkong and Europe. Her jewelry goes beyond the traditional approach of the genre and her hybrid objects often carry social and cultural references. In 2019 she won the Athens Jewelry Week Award at the Art Jewelry Night of Budapest. Currently she is a freelance jewelry artist and works as an art consultant at the Hungarian Creative Arts Nonprofit company. During a collaboration involving jewelry and performance, she met Ayumi Toyabe, assistant director of Tokyo Space Dance who introduced her to Tetsuro Fukuhara’s approach and Tokyo Space Dance.

[Contact; maria.rosko@yahoo.com]


Laura Andrea Vargas Bazan (Mexico City, Mexico)

“Laura participated in my first workshop in Mexico City as a teenager. She is a sharp dancer and she understands space dance very well. Since then she has attended and assisted me every year when I hold workshops in Mexico City. Mexico City, along with Istanbul, have become two of my favorite big cities, but much more because of her and her friend dancers with the ambitious spirits.”(T.F)

[contact; vargas.bazan.laura@gmail.com]


◆Esma Akin (Antalya, Turkey)

With Space Dance, I started to experience the relationship between dance, body, and mind more deeply. The body’s own story becomes much clearer after I started to Space Dance project. I experience the effect of space memory on my body. I can be a visual memory of time by moving at the moment. I can jump through time, which is a combination of past, present, and future. I visualize the integrated details of the space memory on my body.

[contact; esma.akin@bilgiedu.net]


◆Mark Bankin (New York, U.S.A.)

“Mark was on staff when I performed in New York. He was a young man who graduated from New York University, had a good intelligence, and was surprisingly flexible with his body. That’s why he came to Tokyo and participated in my private workshop. His dance has a sense of femininity, so I imagined that if he seriously trained in Kabuki, he might become a Kabuki actor like Tamasaburo. He has an unparalleled love of dance, lived in Beijing after Tokyo, lived in Paris, and continues to travel the world in search of dance.”(T.F)

[contact; markbankin@nyu.edu]


◆Kristina Helena Johnstone (Pretoria, South Africa)

“Kristina, a dancer of South African and Belgian nationality, was a participant in my workshop at the National Theater in Kampala, Uganda. Of all the dancers I have met, she stands out as a contemporary dancer. The balance between how she puts in and how she pulls out is really good. She is also an excellent educator and she now teaches at a university in South Africa.”(T.F)

[contact; kristina.helenajohnstone@gmail.com]


◆Leo Bourdet (Paris, France)

After studying humanities in Toulouse, France, Léo Bourdet went to Paris to study cinema. He specialized in aesthetics and the relationship between the body of the filmmaker and the space surrounding him, while studying dance improvisation, and exploring several types of dance. He then studied in Paris 8 university to study the relationship between cinema and dance, especially through movies about Butô, leading him to study with Patrick de Vos at The University of Tokyo, for 7 months. That is the moment he met Tetsuro Fukuhara and started exploring Space Dance, and video.



◆Caterina Genta (Roma, Italy)

My name is Caterina Genta, born in Rome, and since I was five years old I started with dance. My mother was a dance teacher. In the nine ties I was in Germany to take my bachelor in dance and choreography in the Folkwang University of Arts directed by Pina Bausch. I met and worked with Tetsuro Fukuhara in 1998. Since than Tanztheater and the Butoh Space Dance are the basics of my expression. My dance, even if I studied a lot of techniques, is free from codex. I live my body and the relationship with the environment

[contact; caterina.genta@libero.it]


◆Anjah Ki-hai (San Augustin, Colombia)

Currently Anjah directs her body education project “Danza Ki-hai” together with “Corazon de Agua” collective Arts, where vision and action come from a fundamental motivation, rooted in the awareness of exercising transforming trunk and structure art that acts on people as a flowering of their best possibilities of Being, through an encounter and sharing with theaesthetic experience, as light, water and earth to generate seeds of social transformation.

[contact; danzakihai@gmail.com]


◆Metz Salazar (Mexico City, Mexico)

“I first met Mets when the late Ana brought me to my workshop in Mexico City. She has a model body and sense. “I can dance well too,” she said herself, so I was a bit skeptical, but when I saw her dance, it was really good. She is one of the dancers who can appeal her existence without moving much. I remembered Hiroko Horiuchi, a butoh dancer when I was young. Mets said that she also likes cosplay and Japanese culture, so I introduced Sayoko Yamaguchi, “it maybe helpful for you to examine her?”. (T.F)

[contact; metzsalazar@gmail.com]


◆Eeva-Maria Mutka (Penpynfarch, England)

I first danced with Tetsuro in East Winds festival at Chisenhale, London, in 1995, and have been exploring and practicing Space Dance since. Since the 1990’s I have been performing internationally in dance theatre & film, site specific works, cross art form improvisations, cinema and TV in the UK and Europe – most recently with Miranda Tufnell, Gaby Agis, Sally E Dean. I work with people of all ages and abilities, including Creative Dance with children, parent & child Movement Play, young people with disabilities, adults with learning disabilities, and the elderly in care home settings.

[contact; eevamariamutka@gmail.com]


◆Nico Athene (Cape Town, South Africa)

[contact; nicoathene@gmail.com]


■ Anna Juniewicz (Warsaw, Poland)

Anna Juniewicz – a dancer and a performer. Dancing for Anna is both art and activism. She’s been practicing butoh since 2008 and sees as a dance of playfulness and provocation, of shadows and “forbidden colors.” Her collaboration with Tetsuro Fukuhara began in 2016. In 2017 it continued with “Spiritual Journey” project in Tokyo. Ever since it’s been an extremely inspiring artistic, intellectual and human-technological encounter.

[Contact; butoh@annajuniewicz.com]


■ Aydin Teker (Ayvalik, Turkey)

[If you would like to see Aydin Teker’s “TransForm”, please ask to “teelena789@gmail.com“. soon we will send its password to your address. You need the password to see it, because she would like only few people see it. So, please don’t share the password to other people. Thank you for your understanding.]

Aydin Teker is a Dance Educator, Performance Artist and Choreographer. She has been choreographing since 1980 and her creative process changes every ten years, turning into a new era. Some of her pieces like “aKabi” and “harS” have been acclaimed in many renowned festivals and“Density” received a special award at the 22. Zurich Theaterspektakel. Aydın Teker retired from her position as the head of Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University, Contemporary Dance Department and Performing Arts Department in 2015. She had a photo exhibition covering the wrinkles of her body “Ka(bul)len-me, a video installation “TransForm” and a live performance “Marble” within the scope of Artnivo, Art weeks in 2019.

[Contact: aydinteker2@gmail.com]


‘Ara’ & ‘In Between’

“The heart of man carries within itself the depth of the sky.” The separation of sky and land contains infinity between coming and going. Everything started with the transparency of a water droplet somewhere in between in the void. There is no need to rush to meet infinity.

●Concept & Choreography & Performance: Sernaz Demirel + Tan Temel ●Music / Sound Design: Oğuz Öner, Arda Eden ●Director: Serkan Yıldırım/ Visual Solutio ●Production Team: Tolga Unaldi ●Production: Akbank Sanat, TORK Dance, Yıldız Technical University Faculty of Art and Design

[Contact; tantemel@torkdance.com]


■ Christina Elias (Sao Paulo, Brazil)

I first met Tetsuro Fukuhara in Rome in 2013 when I participated in his workshop. Since then, I have been training my body-mind to be creative based on his four chapters method of Butoh. In this process, I discovered an open method of body-mind training, which prepares the artist for focused and structured creation, in a context, where freedom, chance and improvisation build the basic structure of this process. In the video that follows, I try to give expression to how I incorporated Fukuhara’s principles and practices into my artistic process.

[Contact; cristinaelias09@gmail.com]


◆Angharad Matthews (Berlin, German)

“Angharad Matthews(nickname: Angus) was a participant when my best friend Eeva produced my workshop in a studio in the beautiful mountains of Wales. After that, Angus came to Japan and danced with me in Tokyo, Manazuru Sea, Yahiko Shrine (Niigata) and Kyoto, and I took the pictures of her. She is also an actress, delicate but powerful, a divine dancer who enters the trance state and is a beautiful dancer, she appears to have multiple personalities from my view. I am looking forward to seeing how she will grow in the future as she gains Space Dance as a lifelong treasure.” (T.F)

[contact; angusmatthews@hotmail.com]


■ Marega Palser (Newport, WALES)

I have felt Marega as an innate Space Dancer. When she participated my workshop in Cardiff, England, she brought a bicycle for my order as “leave the venue and look for something that could be useful for your dance“, and she danced slowly like a circus dancer. Her dance in Paris, dressed in newspaper costumes, was also very fresh. My impression is that she doesn’t handle things from the outside, but lives inside them. Even now, she still keeps its feeling, and continues to perform creative dances that no one can imitate.

[Contact; maregapalser@yahoo.co.uk]

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Robin Bisio (Santa Barbara, U.S.A)

Robin Bisio is a choreographer and filmmaker in Santa Barbara, U.S.A., first guest artist to SPACE MUSEUM Online. We know many dance films in the nature, but we feel Robin’s work is something special. Which point? It is very mysterious and interesting point for us. Our time is at the height of digital expression, but no matter how rich the digital expression is, how much its abundance can contribute to the promotion of the richness of nature will be the final victory. To amplify the richness of nature. That is the real challenge we are looking for. I think she knows about this challenge.” (T.F)

[Contact: robinbisiofilms@aol.com]


Tetsuro Fukuhara (Kumano, Japan)

Atsushi Iriki, a neuroscientist, wrote, “Humans have created an artificial environment, and at the same time they have embodied that environment, they have also turned their bodies into objects, and in order to carry this burden, humans brains have developed new parts.” I fell in love with this seaside jetty, and dancing on this concrete somehow calms me down. It seems that my feet especially like seaside jetty, which is strange because here I feel my feet are moving a step faster than my conscious mind. When I dance, I feel my brain also releases a nostalgic secretion that may make me feel better. I feel my brain has a deep memory of this jetty.

Tetsuro Fukuhara is Director of Tokyo Space Dance, Space Dance Choreographer, Writer, and Photographer. 2006, “One Day at Universe” was published by Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency(JAXA) in Tokyo. From 2009, he hold Space Dance Project in Asia, Africa, Middle East, Europe, South-Middle-North America, and Japan. 2018, “VISION of BODY” was published in Warsaw, Poland and he presented “APAROS – AI Robot as My Alter Ego” at Kopernik Science Center.

[contact; teelena789@gmail.com]

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