Competition I

Out of 92 groups based in 14 countries and regions, 8 finalists from 4 countries passed the video and document screening and will be performing their pieces for this competition.

@Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse No.1 3rd floor Hall

12.3 [Sat] 15:00

Ikegami Fuko / Nakamura Takara

“Doll House”

Terasoma Aya


Fairul Zahid〈LASALLE Dance〉


Nguyen Duy Thanh


12.4 [Sun] 15:00

Ogura Emi


Ono Ayaka / Nakazawa Akira


Shinohe Kenji


Liu I-Ling

“… and, or…”


Umeda Hiroaki (Choreographer, Dancer, Visual Artist, Yokohama Reb 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 (Director of CONDORS, Choreographer, Dancer, Artistic Director of Saitama Arts Theater), Tada Junnosuke (Director, Artistic Director of TOKYO DEATHLOCK), Hamano Fumio(Senior Editor, Shinshokan Dance Magazine), Samson Sylvain(Cultural attaché of the French Embassy), Simon Horrenberger (Director of the French Institute of Japan-Yokohama), Catherine Tsekenis (Executive Director of CN D Centre National de la Danse), Serge Laurent (Van Cleef & Arpels’ Director of Dance and Culture Program)
The Kinosaki International Art Center (KIAC) award and the Architanz Artist Support Award will be judged by representatives of each organization.

Jury Prize

Opportunity to perform at the Prize’s Performance 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)

Kinosaki International Arts Center Prize

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

Architanz Artist Support Award

Provide the opportunity for creation at Studio Architanz


Ikegami Fuko / Nakamura Takara

(Ikegami Fuko)
Studied children’s dance under Hirai Masaura at a local school from age 2. Entered Japan Women’s College of Physical Education, majoring in dance, and studied contemporary dance under Iwabuchi Takiko. Currently, Ikegami is a member of , a unit led by Hirahara Shintaro, which was formed after her performance at the closing ceremony of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
(Nakamura Takara)
Started modern dance at the age of 5. Studied under Kaneta Naoko.
Began contemporary dance at Japan Women’s College of Physical Education. Belongs to the Iwabuchi Takiko Laboratory. Nakamura also actively participates in performances, events, and videos.

小倉 笑

Ogura Emi

Ogura started her career in Kyoto in 2014. Since then, she has performed on stage under the director Yasumoto Masako and collaborated with various artists. She has been active both in Japan and abroad in recent years, having been invited to art festivals in Europe and South America. In 2021, she made her burlesque debut as “RISING KAIGEN” and in the same year, founded the creative group <SMILE>, while producing a stage piece under the same name.

小野彩加/中澤 陽

Ono Ayaka / Nakazawa Akira

The duo has been working as theatre makers since 2012. They are exploring the nature and value of performing arts, researching and developing their own new mechanisms without being bound by preconceived notions of the performing arts. They actively collaborate with different artists for each piece with the communication that arises from the unique environment and relationships at the root of their creation.


Shinohe Kenji

Graduated from the Department of Dance at the Folkwang University of the Arts in Germany. Currently based in Düsseldorf, he has danced in over 40 cities in 15 countries. In 2016, he won the first prize and the audience prize in the choreography competition at the 5th International Tanztheater Festival. In 2018, he won the best newcomer award at the International Solo Duo Festival in Cologne, followed by the best work and audience prize in Budapest in 2019.

寺杣 彩

Terasoma Aya

Belongs to the Kato Miyako Dance Space. Terasoma has been invited to the New Dance for Asia, the Duo Dance Festival Daegu, etc., after participating in the Fukuoka Dance Fringe Festival (2015). In addition to her own creative activities, she has choreographed, performed, and sung in TV dramas and commercials. She is interested in the dance of everyday life, and is fascinated by the space between movement and choreography.

LASALLE Dance (マレーシア拠点)

Fairul Zahid〈LASALLE Dance〉(Singapore)

Fairul Zahid is a Lecturer in Dance at LASALLE College of the Arts Singapore and an award-winning Choreographer based in Singapore. LASALLE is Asia’s leading tertiary institution in contemporary arts and design education and practice. Its faculty is led by a community of award-winning artists, designers, educators, and researchers, and their practice-led research sets LASALLE apart as an international center of excellence.

リュウ イ リン(台湾拠点)

Liu I-Ling (Taiwan)

Liu I-Ling was a former member of Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company for 11 years. Her choreographies focus on reminiscence, loneliness and social observation.

グエン ヅウィ タイン(ベトナム拠点)

Nguyen Duy Thanh (Vietnam)

Nguyen Duy Thanh is a dance artist, choreographer working within the realms of contemporary dance, physical theatre and hip hop.