Adriaan Luteijn NEW CREATION in TOKYO

Adriaan Luteijn, choreographer and artistic initiator of Interaction & Inclusion of the prestigious Dutch dance company Introdans, will collaborate with Japanese performers to create a new piece. This is a rare opportunity in which Adriaan Luteijn, who has continued creating dance works by professional dancers and the disabled, will come to Japan and share with the audience the new possibilities of inclusive dance that transcends borders, age and disabilities.

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Performance/Talk Session/Dance Workshop

Adriaan Luteijn New Creation

January 14, 2024
13:00&17:00 Start
(House opens 30 mins before)
*Talk Session after the show

Regular Ticket 3,000YEN
Pair Ticket 5,500YEN
Disability 1,000YEN
Under 18 1,000YEN
Discount for Minato Ward Resident/Worker/Student

3-15-4 Shibaura Minato Ward Tokyo

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Adriaan Luteijn Workshop

January 13, 2024
(Reception starts at 12:30)
*Applicable regardless of dance experience or disability

30 people

Regular Ticket 2,000YEN
Disability 1,000YEN
Under 18 1,000円
Discount for Minato Ward Resident/Worker/Student

3-15-4 Shibaura Minato Ward Tokyo

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Adriaan Luteijn

Adriaan Luteijn definitely isn’t a standard choreographer. In 1998 he ended his career as a dancer at Introdans, and from this time on he began to develop his choreographic activities for a range of dancers and institutions in the Netherlands and far abroad. In all of his works connection and the human variety are the keywords. He flourishes with the friction and collision happening in his working processes with dancers from usually separated worlds, one of them always a skilled professional. That friction is what delivers the energy. Luteijn enjoys ‘serendipities’, special opportunities that cross his path and that also inspire people with whom he creates. People that come from a wide variety of physical, social, cultural and intellectual worlds.

2003 – Incentive Award from the Dansersfonds ’79
2008 – Kunstfactor Dance Oeuvre Award
2018 – Knight in the Order of Orange-Nassau

Maho Amakata

Amakata has osteoarthritis, herniated lumbar disc, and joint laxity. After working as an art teacher at a junior high school, she moved to a special needs school because of her interest in education and rehabilitation that makes the most of individuality. She studied contemporary dance at Dance Theatro 21 and experienced various performances while teaching, but broke down due to overuse that exceeded the weakness of her skeletal structure. She studied psychiatry and psychological counseling in parallel, and now works as a psychologist. She performed at the closing ceremony of the Rio de Janeiro 2016 Paralympics, the opening ceremony of the 2020 TOKYO Paralympics, and the 72nd NHK Kohaku Uta Gassen “Matsuken Samba”

Alain Sinandja

Dancer and choreographer. Born in Togo, now Sinandja lives and works in Shinnagata, Kobe. He came to Japan for the first time in 2017 to study in a dance study program organized by Kobe Dance Box. After graduation, he remained in Kobe, creating his own works while crossing the border between traditional West African dance and contemporary dance. In 2018, she launched his own dance festival “AFRICAN CONTEMPORARY NIGHT” which later developed into “Happy African Festival(HAF).” In 2019, he collaborated with choreographer Yui Shimomura on a piece that won the Choreography Prize at the Yokohama Dance Collection. In the same year, he participated in the project “Darkness Part 3” by Kota Yamazaki and performed in New York. Currently, Sinandja continues to participate in various Kobe Dance Box projects, teaches African dance classe

Yoko Izumi

Izumi contracted polio as a child and became paralyzed in both legs. She has been a wheelchair user for more than 30 years.
Before she discovered dance, she was active in sports such as wheelchair basketball, wheelchair tennis, and wheelchair skiing.
Izumi was involved in the establishment of the “Integrated dance company Kyo” where she started contemporary dance. She has performed in choreographic works by Adam Benjamin, Yukio Suzuki, Takuro Suzuki, Takiko Iwabuchi, Shintaro Hirahara, Ayano Yokoyama, and others.
Performed at KIADA, Korea in 2018 & 2023.
Performed in the opening ceremony of the 2020 TOKYO Olympic Games.

Nanami Katayama

Katayama started classical ballet at the age of 4.
Graduated from Rikkyo University, Department of Visual Arts. While still a student, she joined Noism, and performed at theater festivals in Japan and abroad. Later, she joined BATIK, led by Ikuyo Kuroda, a radical and dynamic choreographer who pushes her body to the limit. She has also performed in stage and video works by choreographers and directors of various genres, including ballet, contemporary dance, and theater. She performed in the opening ceremony of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. Her curiosity about the body has led her to study for national certification in acupuncture, moxibustion, and massage. She is seeking for a dance that can be a part of the daily lives of various people, from infants to the elderly, with or without handicaps.

Llon Kawai

Kawai is active as an actor and dancer mainly in Japan. Participated in many works by leading choreographers and directors in Japan and abroad such as Un Yamada, Yukio Suzuki, Shuji Onodera, Akiko Kitamura, Inbal Pinto, Avshalom Pollak, Ella Rothchild, Ryohei Kondo, Shintaro Hirahara, and Ikume Ito. He has also participated in many domestic and international tours. He has choreographed and performed in a wide range of musicals, operas, music videos (Yonezu Genji, Bialystocks, etc.), and films. In recent years, he has collaborated with artists of different genres, including Maki Ohkojima, Kozue Hibino, and Mirai Moriyama. Kawai also conducts workshops for various age groups throughout Japa

Matsuyoshi Koiso

photo by Masabumi Kimura

Since 2010, Koiso has been a member of the dance group “Sokerissa”, a dance group made up of people who have lived on the streets.

Kaho Kogure

photo by Yuka Uesaka

Kogure started dancing at the age of 6. While presenting her own works in Japan and abroad, she has been active various fields such as theater, live performances, and media works. In recent years, she has expanded her activities to include collaborations with musicians and artists of other genres, choreography for films and video works, such as appearance at the Paris Collection “beautiful people” S/S 2023. She is a recipient of the 6th Elsur Foundation New Artist Award, a DaBY Residence Artist, and an Arts Commission Yokohama U39 Artist Fellow for the year 2022.

Naoya Sakata

Sakata started street dance in high school and moved to Tokyo with a determination to become a professional dancer. In Tokyo, he encountered various types of dance for the first time and started contemporary dance. From 2016 to 2018, he was a member of Noism1, where he joined in domestic and international tours. Currently a member of the dance group zer◯, he performs in commercials and verious stages, while also teaching and presenting works at ballet studios. Sakata also founded the contemporary dance unit “Triangle.” with Ryoka Nakanishi, which has been invited to perform at festivals in Seoul, Washington, and other cities, and won the Choreography Award at the CITY DANCE FESTIVAL.

Masahiro Nomura

photo by Masabumi Kimura

In 2018, Nomura began participating in workshops of the Scramble Dance Project, a dance project of creating dance together regardless of disability. Since then, he has performed in stage works of the Scramble Dance Project including “Hikari no Suashi” and “Metamorphose”.

Kazuyo Morita

photo by Masabumi Kimura

Born with spina bifida and scoliosis, she entered the world of expression at the age of 18. She has been active as a dancer and actor, while thinking about the possibilities of her own body. Currently, she is leading the group “Performance For All People CONVEY”.
She has appeared in numerous performances in Japan and abroad, including the Yokohama Para Triennale, the Disability Festival in Nara, the Theater Company Penino, and the Asia Pacific Disability Arts Festival. Morita also performed at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics Opening Ceremony.
She holds a master’s degree from the Graduate School of Human Development and Environment, Kobe University. She won the first prize in the Barrier-Free category at the 11th Kitakyushu & Asia National Western Dance Competition, and was awarded the PERSOL Work-Style AWARD 2020 in the Diversity category.


Organized by Non-profit Organization LAND FES
Supported by Kiss Port Foundation, Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Japan,
Arts Council Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture
Cooperated by Introdans, SHIBAURA HOUSE Co., Ltd

Lighting: Kazuya Yoshida
Sound: JONA Co., Ltd.
Costume: Rie Kita

Minato City Cultural and Artistic Activities Support Project 2023