Competition I

Out of 130 groups based in 14 countries and regions, 8 finalists passed the video and document screening and will be performing their pieces.

  • 12.02 [Sat] 15:00
  • 12.03 [Sun] 15:00
@Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse No.1 3rd floor Hall

12.02 [Sat]  15:00

Omori Yoko


Taka Mizuki


CHUANG Po-Hsiang<D_Antidote Production.> (Taiwan)

“Non-Ordinary Services”

JI Jie(China)

“Nowhere to turn”

12.03 [Sun]  15:00

Nagano Yuriko


Mohd Zulkarnain Bin Zuber<ASK Dance Company>(Malaysia)


Park Su Yeol<SUMOVE> (Korea)

“dating abuse“

Xiao Zhiren (China)



Umeda Hiroaki (Choreographer, Dancer, Visual Artist, Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse No.1 Choreographer)
Okami Sae (Dance Critic, Associate Professor of Kyoritsu Women’s University)
Kitamura Akiko (Choreographer, Dancer, Professor of Shinshu University)
Kondo Ryohei (Founder of <Condors>, Choreographer, Dancer, Artistic Director of Saitama Arts Theater)
Hamano Fumio (Senior Editor of Shinshokan Dance Magazine)
Samson Sylvain (Cultural attaché of the French Embassy)
Simon Horrenberger (Director of the French Institute of Japan-Yokohama)
Delphine Vuattoux (Production and Distribution Director of Centre national de la Danse (CN D))
Serge Laurent (Van Cleef & Arpels’ Director of Dance and Culture Program)

The MASDANZA Prize, the Kinosaki International Art Center (KIAC) Prize, the Architanz Artist Support Prize and Toyohashi Arts Theatre PLAT Prize will be judged by representatives of each organization.

Jury Prize

Opportunity to perform at Yokohama Dance Collection
¥400,000 prize (a grant to subsidize creative activities)

Prize of the French Embassy in Japan – Dance Reflections by Van Cleef & Arpels, for young choreographers

Residency program in France

Supported by Dance Reflections by Van Cleef & Arpels
Cooperation: Centre National de Danse (CN D)


Right to participate in the Contest or perform in a program at the International Contemporary Dance Festival MASDANZA in Spain in 2024

Kinosaki International Arts Center Prize

Provide the opportunity for residency at Kinosaki International Arts Center (KIAC)

Architanz Artist Support Prize

We will decide upon consultation regarding the provision of the studio use for creation at Studio Architanz and free attendance to classes, and the possibility of holding workshops.

Toyohashi Arts Theatre PLAT Prize

Provide the opportunity for residency at Toyohashi Arts Theatre PLAT

Omori Yoko

With a background that includes classical ballet and street dance, Omori has developed a unique style that blends various genres, working on choreography and creative dance, for both solo and group performances. She has received accolades such as the Outstanding New Artist Prize at YDC in 2019 and second place at Danse élargie in Paris in 2022.

Taka Mizuki

She began her creative activities in 2017 and has presented her works in Japan and overseas. 2018 Encouragement Prize at the YDC Competition II. 2020 Audience Award at the Dance Ga Mitai. 2021 Finalist at the YDC Competition I. 2022 Grand Prize at the SAI DANCE FESTIVAL, invited from 1000 CRANES in Estonia, DIDF in South Korea and WITH HARAJUKU Contemporary Dance Festival in Japan. 2023 Finalist at the 28MASDANZA Solo Contest, selected to MASDANZA EXTENSION and Finalist at the Odoru Akita. 2024, she will go to Hong Kong, Poland, Macau, and Canada to perform.

Nagano Yuriko

Nagano graduated from the Tama Art University and studied Japanese traditional dance under the guidance of Hanayagi Motoi while exploring a wide range of dance styles. She is the founder of the performance unit <Yousei Daizukan>, where they blend various techniques such as dance, comedy, and video to create surreal and pop-inspired stage productions. In addition to her annual solo performances, she also participates in dance festivals and provides choreography for video works. She holds a position as a part-time lecturer at Tama Art University.

CHUANG Po-Hsiang <D_Antidote Production.>(Taiwan)

Chuang has been dancing for more than 10 years. Performing around Taiwan and working as a choreographer and teacher in some studios. Currently serving as the Artistic Director of D_Antidote Production. Chuang draws on a wide range of social issues and fictional imagery with body. Through the expression of many elements, transforms and blends artistic vocabulary, exploring the subtleties of life and using a strong visual style to try to shape works that speak to the viewer.

JI Jie(China)

Dancer and choreographer, JI Jie masters various kinds of dances including Contemporary dance, Chinese classical dance, Chinese folk dance, etc. She has been engaged in theatre performances, international art competitions and art festival performances including the French May Arts Festival, Christian Rizzo’s residency program, the 15th Seoul International Dance Competition, the 4th Beijing International Ballet and Choreography Competition, Shanghai International Dance Centre Theatre, etc.

Mohd Zulkarnain Bin Zuber <ASK Dance Company>(Malaysia)

Mohd Zulkarnain bin Zuber is from Kangar, Perlis. He graduated with a Diploma (Performance) and Bachelor in Dance, majoring in Choreography from The National Academy of Arts, Culture and Heritage (ASWARA). He is presently working as a Principal Dancer and Choreographer with ASK Dance Company. He has performed and choreographed for local and international dance festivals including the TARI, Georgetown Festival, Roots Of Dance in Poland, and the Khajuraho International Dance Festival in India among others.

Park Su Yeol <SUMOVE>(Korea)

Sumove is dedicated to working on various body-based tasks. It continues to focus on understanding the movement expressed by the body in various ways in terms of structure, symbol, and metaphorical connection, and discovering a subjective body as a complete self that understands the body and expresses one’s feelings or inner self. Park Su-yeol, the art director of Sumove and PhD in Integrated Art Therapy, currently teaches theory and practice at different universities as a dance educator and choreographer.

Xiao Zhiren(China)

Dancer, choreographer.
Artistic Director of Zen Experimental Theater. The China Youth Program supported artist, Guest dancer with Expression Dance Company (Australia), Guest dancer of Hong Kong Y-Space Dance Company.
Has joined Beijing LDTX Modern Dance Company, Guangdong Modern Dance Company in China. Joined 2018 Shanghai DANCESTAGES modern dance show new choreographers support plan in China. He has been awarded the scholarship of ADF study in the United States, and won the status of “2011 international choreographer” given by the American dance festival.