PROFILE 

Since she was 14 years old, Yoriko learned classical ballet, Jazz dance, Contemporary Dance, Butoh and Improvisation. She studied at Ochanomizu University, receiving B.A and M.A. she worked as a dancer in various theaters and projects internationally.

Since 2008 she started to work as a independent choreographer of Dance theater. She presents her pieces in many cities in Japan, India and Germany.

In 2013 she got a scholarship from Japanese government as a young artist, and stayed and worked in Berlin for one year. Since 2016 she lives and works there.

In 2019 she studied in a further training course for dance pedagogy, cooperated with Universität der Künste Berlin. She is now also working for social dance projects with children and seniors.

​WORKS

WORKS

~2010~

Solo “MORTAL”  (Hiroshima)

~2011~
Company Production “CANARY ~aspects of "S"~”  (Japan Tour)

Solo “Becoming to be a man”  (Yokohama BankART)

~2012~

Company Production “The Dream of Brainwashing”  (Tokyo,Fukuoka)

Company Production “Rhapsody for Cannibalism” (Tokyo)

Company Production “Tanaka Mizuki’s World” (Tokyo)

~2013~

Company Production “Tanaka Mizuki’s World” (Niigata)

Company Production “UTOPIA” (Tokyo)

Solo Performance (Berlin, Germamy)

~2014~

Solo Performance (Berlin, Germany)

Solo "MORTAL" (Pune, India.) / AVAYAVA Contemporary Dance Festival

Solo Performance with Yuichi Nishikawa (New Delhi, India) / Japan Foundation

Company Production "TOKYO MANIA" (Berlin, Germany)

~2015~

Company Production "Cage/ ASLAP" (Tokyo)

~2018~

Company Production "Lullaby" (Tokyo, Babylon Dance Collection)...Audience Prise

~2019~

Company Production "Ryoanji" (Berlin, Germany)

Social Dance Project "D14" (Berlin, Germany)

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE as a dancer

2003-2005       Tokyo Disney Resort Dancer

2005                 Opera “CARMEN” (New National Theater)

2007-2011        Kagaya Kaori Dance-SHAN

2011                 Dance Movie “Die Verwandlung” (Director : Meitei Yamada)

2012                 My Sunshine (Director : Hiroshi Koike)

2013                 Comedy Movie Festival Opening Movie (Director : Chihiro Amano)

2015                 Duo Festival in South Korea (Choreographer : Kuang-Soku)

2016                 TANSIK (Berlin, Choreographer: Chizu Kimura)

2016                 Film "PANK OPERA" (Berlin, Director: Aneta Panek)

2017-2018        Sayonara TOKYO (Wintergarten Variete Berlin) 

2019                 Body in Urban place (Herrenhäusergarten in Hannover,

                         Choreographer : Willi Dorner) 

2019                 Objects (Choreographer : Nadja Raszewski)

PRIZE

2008                 Akita Modern Dance Conpetition “Akitakomachi Prize"

2013~2014       Japanese Government Overseas Study Program for Artists 

2018                 Tokyo Babylon Dance Collection, Audience Prise

ARTIST IN RESIDENCE

2010                 Hachinohe Portable Museum Hacchi (Aomori)

© 2019 Yoriko Maeno