Maiko HASEGAWA and Mamoru SAKATA (Japan) – Tarinof Dance Company
Maiko Hasegawa and Mamoru Sakata (Japan) – Founders of the contemporary dance company Tarinof Dance Company, both of them are artists and choreographers with tremendous international experience and achievements. For the period 2013-2017, they held workshops in 7 countries and 35 cities. They perform joint creation, direction, constitution, choreography, and appearance. They pursuit the way of human relationship in space and express it in a simple way. They also study a body that variously changes every work.
Maiko Hasegawa: She learned classical ballet from childhood. After finding her way to a contemporary dance at the age of 20 years old, she distinguished herself and won the first place in the 2009 National Dance Contest held in Saitama, Japan. In the same year, she launched a dance project company, “m”, and since then, has been giving performance every year.
Mamoru Sakata: He learned the fundamentals of modern dance and classical ballet from childhood, and majored in choreography and dance in the Art Department of Tamagawa University and in Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance U.K. He won the first prizes and special awards in many dance contests in Japan with solo works of his own. He has been joined with a lots of famous Japanese choreographer before.
Their participation in the ATOM Choreographic Series#2 is supported by THE SAISON FOUNDATION, JAPAN.