YOKO KOIKE

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YOKO KOIKE

 
Dancer / Performer / Choreographer
Artistic Director / Planning & Management

 
Yoko Koike started her career as a ballet dancer and moved her field of practice into contemporary dance in 2008 to undertake her creative process in exploring the sensitivity of a physical body and senses. She incorporates the idea of Feldenkrais Method into the practice based on her background in ballet. Over the years, Yoko built her career as a dancer and a choreographer by taking part in a number of performances and festivals in Asia, Middle East and Europe. Working in the field of art including music, visual arts, literature, Feldenkrais Method and Butoh have led to her own expression of work. Alongside her practice, Yoko has been a part-time lecturer at Nagoya University of Arts and Sciences since 2019 and currently pursuing her research in exploring new ways of artistic expression beyond the constraints of dance practice at Kyoto University of Arts.


She has produced and managed various projects, including "SAI International Dance Festival" in 2017, "DANCERS' NEST" in 2018, and "Collective・Research/Create/Perform"in 2019 etc.
 
 

  • Freelance Choreographer & Dancer / 2009 - Ongoing
  • Designare Movement Residency Choreographer & Dancer / 2013 -2018
  • “Dance House KOGANE 4422"Residency Choreographer & Dancer / 2018 - 2019
  • Producer of “DANCERS’ NEST” / 2018
  • DEVIATE.CO / 2012 -2017
    Producer of SAI International Dance Festival / 2016 -2017
  • Director of "Saitama City Ballet" / 2000 - Ongoing
    Matsuyama Ballet Company Dancer / 1995 - 1999
  • NBA Ballet Company Dancer / 1999 - 2002

  
 

2021

Online Performance "ENGMAーHole" / Tokyo

2020

DanzINC Festival 2020 “ENIGMA PROJECT" / Singapore

2019

Inspection“Novi Sad 2021” with the support of the EU Japan Fest / Serbia 

A part‐time teacher “dept. Media Art of Nagoya Gakugei University” / Japan

Performance “Myth of a Bird”/ Korea

Program Director of “Collective・Research/Create/Perform” / Japan 

2018

Zawirowania Festival / Poland
Dance Cosmopolitan in Seoul / Korea

Producer of “DANCE HOUSE KOGANE4422” and “DANCERS’ NEST” / Japan 

2017

Dance Bridge International / Japan

Small Theater Festival / Korea

Dance Cosmopolitan in Bangkok / Thailand

International Residence Performance / Bulgaria

Producer of “SAI International Dance Festival”/ Japan 

2016

Memorial Gala Performance Seoul International Choreography Festival / Korea 7th DanzINC –

International Dancers & Choreographers Residency Festival International Choreographers’ Platform / Singapore

International Dance Festival “New Dance for Asia” / Korea

Festival of “Daejun Young Choreographer Festival” / Korea

Fukuoka Dance Fringe Festival / Japan 

2015

won “Head jury prize” in “Seoul International Choreography Festival” / Korea

Festival of “Sibu International Dance Festival 2015” / Malaysia

Festival of “Busan International Dance Festival" / Korea

Festival of “International Modern Dance Festival” / Korea

Fukuoka Dance Fringe Festival / Japan 

2014

"The 2014 Gwangju Dong-gu Road Art Festival” / Korea

Festival of "JAPAN DANCE WEEK Nights of the Rising Sun” / Israel

Seoul International Choreography Festival / Korea 

2013

"Gwangjin International Summer Dance Festival" / Korea

Fukuoka Dance Fringe Festival / Japan

Seoul International Choreography Festival / Korea

Dance and Environment Project / Japan

 
Award

  • 2015 won “Head jury prize” in “Seoul International Choreography Festival” / Korea
  • 2015 won “Third prize” in “Seoul International Choreography Festival” / Korea
  • 2010 won Audience prize ”FUKUOKA DANCE FRINGE FESTIVAL” / Japan

 
Other

  • 2017-2019
  • Kyushu International Dance Competition / as a judge / Japan
  • SAI International Dance Festival / as a producer / Japan
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  • 2012
  • "International Ballet Seminar 2012” as a teacher / Italy
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Qualifications

  • 2014 Certified STOTT PILATES Teacher
    2009 Certified Franklin Method Educator Level1 Teacher
    2008 Certified Feldenkrais Method Practitioner
  • 2005 Certified Gyrokinesis Teacher Level1