|Dancer, choreographer, musician, leader of "TOKYO ELECTROCK STAIRS".
Born in 1980.
While using techniques, mainly from Hip-hop, as his base, he practices his own mode of expression, breaking away from existing stylized approaches to dance.
His style is narrative dance loosely synchronized with the original sound sources he himself creates, composed by thoroughly weaving together the meaningful and the meaningless.
In 2008, he won the [Yokohama Dance Collection R] French Embassy Prize for Young Choreographers and the Audience Prize and Next Stage Special Prize at [The TOYOTA Choreography Awards 2008].
In 2010, he received the Japan Dance Forum Award.
KENTARO!! made 12 solo works so far, and as a company I made 20 full length dances.
Nowadays, he composes music for his own dance piece and present solo and group works every year.
He keeps probing his own dance expression more.
TOKYO ELECTROCK STAIRS http://www.tokyoelectrock.com/
The group disbanded in 2017 after nine years of activity and two member changs, and will launch a new dance project, Dayonashiik, in 2022.
Since 2008.The perpetual next generation dance company, makes effective use of the rich variations based on pure dance and original music to create an everyday yet wondrous world. The name of the company packs in their aspiration to work in Tokyo, Japan, and the dreams and beliefs they aim for.
Since then, the company has presented 17 long pieces its annual independent performances.
In June of 2012, it unveiled its "Todokete Kaibutsu-kun(Bring it on,Monster)" at Theatre Tram and, in December, successfully completed its first independent tour of three German cities (Tanzhaus, Pumpenhaus, Fabric potsdam).
Their showcase performance in NY was reported and admired in The NY TIMES in 2013.
We have performed performances with company works, and KENTARO's solo pieces activities together in France, Australia,Malta, Poland, India, Indonesia, Vietnam, Hong Kong, Korea, Italy, Singapore, Bulgaria etc…more than 20 cities.
It is active actively everywhere in Japan, and in 2017 I presented my work with the biggest Festival Dance New Air in Japan. They infuse their wandering hearts into dance and act on their motto,『Even if there is no goal , just go through it.』