NANAMI Kohshou

Dancer Choreography

Currently residing in Paris, Kohshou was taught by Taketeru KUDO, a former dancer at Asbestokan. Asbestokan was a studio founded by Tatsumi HIJIKATA. (A dancer and choreographer who founded the contemporary dance genre Butoh). Tatsumi HIJIKATA (1928-1986), who developed the methods for Butoh, was also an instructor who taught them to others.

Kohshou NANAMI is a unique dancer in France for practicing these methods. By utilizing the potential of the instinctive movements that lie latent inside the body, he creates an expression that is calm on the surface, on the inside, extremely fierce.

Not bothered by space or time, this subtle confrontation, as well as his ability to control his movements with absolute minuteness is viewed highly upon in the world of contemporary dance.

2000
ART PORT 2000 Nagoya City "tir nanog" / Nagoya JAPAN
NEW REFLECTION ON INTERACTIVE ART FESTIVAL / Seoul KORIA
2002
Art festival "Maguma PROJECT" / Kagoshima JAPAN
2003
Touring Europe with Campany Alakan / FRANCE and GERMANY
2004
Festival Corps dfHiver "force de l'arctique" / FRANCE - Paris
Butoh Festival "Blancheur sauvage # 04" / FRANCE - Paris
Playing in the movie "Vermilion Soul" with Masaki Iwana / FRANCE
Choreography and dance to "Hamlet" / JAPAN - Kumamoto
2005
Rencontre Choregraphiques -Japon "Blancheur sauvage # 05" / FRANCE - Paris
2006
Festival "Senganen monogatari "/ JAPAN - Kagoshima
Tour "paysage lunaire" / EUROPE
2007
Butoh Festival "paysage lunaire" / FRANCE - Paris
Nowon International Performance Festival / KOREA - Seoul
2008
Festival "Ido ni kiokusareru tuki" / JAPAN - Tokyo
Butoh Festival "paysage lunaire" / FRANCE - Paris
Art Museum of OKINAWA / JAPAN -Okinawa
2009
Teatro Furio Camillo "paysage lunaire" / ITALY - Rome
Butoh Festival " Au bout du vent" / FRANCE - Paris
International Dance " Au bout du vent" / JAPAN - Nagoya
Festival Ponpei No. rakugaki " Au bout du vent" / JAPAN - Tokyo
2011
Festival d'Avignon " Au bout du vent" "Installation corporelle" / France - Avignon
Internship / University of Lille 3 / France - Lille
2012
Internship / Chemins de Travers / France - Le Mans
Festival d'Avignon "Horizon / Cyclorama" / France - Avignon
Theatre TERPSICHORE "Horizon / Cyclorama" / JAPAN - Tokyo
2013
SENTIVAL! Theatre Festival / JAPAN - Tokyo
Collaboration with cie Zumai "the Faster" text F,Kafka / France-Avignon
History Museum Makurazaki / JAPAN-Kagoshima
2014
Spring Arts Festival of Monte-carlo "Paysage lunaire"with Company danseSauvage / MONACO
Festival Nous nfirons pas a Avignon with Yukio Suzuki "S / N" / France-Vitry sur scene
Oniric performance in Tokyo / Japan-Tokyo
Performance with ballet "Cant's dance alone" / Japan-Okinawa