Petit i-Dance Japan 2016

【petit i-Dance Japan with Celine Bacque the traveller】

We have petit i-Dance Japan! It is only 2days event though.
We want to share Celine's wonderful life, what she left hearts and thought of dance for us.
Even if you don't know about Celine, don't hesitate to join.

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Sat, September 10

15:40 -  Open 
16:00 - 「With Celine the traveler 」
     - Dance × Music improvisation performance -

       Dance Bong-Ho Kim (Korea) Chico Katsube Shoko Kashima
       Music Miura 1go Seika Iwashita Takashi Hamada
       Sound/ Light Tatsuto Maehata 

17:30 - 19:00  Jam

19:30 - 21:00 Dinner

Sun, September 11

10:00 - 12:00 Contact Improvisation workshop
        Teacher Chico Katsube Shoko Kashima


Jisso Youth Travelers’ Village
688 Kogihara, Ookuchi, Isa city, Kagoshima

People from far place can stay at the Bungalow.


- All program ¥ 10,000
(Performance / Jam / Workshop / 2 meals / accommodation)

- Performance+Jam  Adult ¥ 2,500  
            under high school student ¥ 1,500

- Workshop  ¥ 2,000   
       under high school studen ¥ 1,000

- Dinner(after the jam) ¥ 1,200 (reservation required)


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Name / email address / phone number
Program which you select   ☆All program
        ☆Performance  ☆Workshop  ☆Dinner
*If you have something request about food, please let us know. Allergies, vegetarian etc,


Contact improvisation Group
    email  090-3910-6716(Chico)


Contact Improvisation Group website

Illustration:Hanano Teshirogi, Shoko Kashima



kimbongho_1.jpgBong Ho Kim (Korea) He is the Member of AIAE Korea and co-directs of ET AUSSI Dance Company 2007-2013
He is active both locally and internationally, teaching dance contact improvisation in dance centers and festivals in Europe ( France , Switzerland), in South America (Chile and Argentina, Fronteras projects) and in Asia (workshops in Seoul, i-Dance Japan, i-Dance Taiwan, i-Dance Hong Kong, Mydance Alliance Malaysia... ) He is particularly interested in supporting and expanding improvisation networks in Asia. He is the co-organizer of the i-Dance Korea Asia Improvisation Art Exchange since 2008, a biennale held in South Korea. He first entered into theater in 1993 then 1996 switched the direction to dance and worked in various Korean dance companies and improved greatly.
His major creations as choreographer are such as “Shaking”, “Socrates falls in love”, “Dust”, “Memory”, “Transition”, “Fragment”

IMG_8234.JPGChico Katsube is a dance improviser, choreographer and a teacher from Osaka, Japan. She received her B.Ed. and M.A. degrees at the Dance Education Division of Ochanomizu University in Tokyo, where she studied Modern Dance and Choreography. From 1990 to 94, she studied and danced in New York City as a company member with many talented choreographers such as Joy Kellman and Ruby Shang. She has also developed her own style of choreography and performance.She has begun Contact Improvisation activity in Japan with the strong influence and the recommendation of Nancy Stark Smith who visited Japan and taught her workshops in 1997 at the program of “Triangle Project”.In 2000, she founded, a Contact Improvisation Company, with Makiko Ito. Since then she has been a leading figure in teaching, organizing and performing Contact Improvisation in Tokyo and throughout Japan.In 2005, 2007 and 2012, she participated and taught intensive workshops in Contact Festival in Israel. In the summer of 2006, she taught a workshop in the Magpie Collective Workshop and performed with the Magpie Music and Dance in Amsterdam. And in 2011, she participated Contact Festival Kuala Lumpur, i- dance Taipei, where she taught and performed with Shoko Kashima. And she has been a seed member of AIAE in South Korea from 2008.From 2008, she founded the CIFJ (Contact Improvisation Festival Japan) and continues to organize and create the international CI festival to exchange culture, people, essence of CI in Tokyo and some regions in Japan. Now she is studying and investigating together improvisation dance with Shoko Kashima, who is a dancer as well as a photographer, to search and mix the Asian Culture in their dance improvisation. In 2010, Chico and Shoko participated in ECITE in Finland and AIAE (Asian Improvisation Art Exchange) in Korea to research for the next improvisation project in Japan and Asia. She was a faculty of some universities in Tokyo for more than 10 years such as, Ochanomizu University, Keio University, Rikkyo University, Nihon Women’s college of physical Education where she teaches dance or CI regularly.In 2012, she moved her base of the dance activity ( from Tokyo to Kagoshima with Shoko Kashima. They started the activity with the focus on exploring and integrating Asian culture into improvisation, as well as to establish the art community in the countryside in Kagoshima prefecture. In 2013, she will organize the first “i-Dance Japan”, Contact Improvisation Festival in Isa-city.

IMG_8340.JPGShoko Kashima is a dancer, improviser, photographer and teacher. She received her Master of Arts in Dance Education from Ochanomizu University in Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo and founded the dance company ZINZOLIN in 1996. In 2000 she created the partnership “Duo unit” with Ryoko Sugimoto, while also being awarded a one year scholarship from the Japanese Government Overseas Study Program for Artists to study dance in New York. Their works were selected for performance by Joyce SOHO Presents, DUMBO Festival, The Brooklyn Museum of Art and The Cool NY 2004 Dance Festival in NY. As a dancer, she danced for Chico Katsube, collaborated with Michael Schumacher, Chico Katsube, Katie Dack, Dance Theater Ludens, Ray Chung, Natanja den Boeft, Noam Carmeli and other many artists. After returning to Japan, Shoko began working with Chico Katsube as a member - and now co-director - of Contact Improvisation Group In 2006, She founded the CIFJ (Contact Improvisation Festival Japan) with Chico and organized and create the international CI festival to exchange culture, people, essence of CI in Tokyo and some regions in Japan until 2012. She has been teaching CI at kindergartens, elementary schools, universities, public theaters and museums. She is a seed member of Asian Improvisation Art Exchange (Seoul, Korea), creating networks and researching improvisation among artists in Asia. She is fabulously known as a photographer, and has a good feel for taking dance pictures. In 2012, she moved from Tokyo to Kagoshima with Chico Katsube, and started activities of cultivate arts community in sparsely populated area.


ichigo.jpgMiura Ichigo He is a percussionist and plays strings and bamboo sax also. He collaborates with many kinds of music project like world fusion, ethnic soundscape, solo performance using looper. He often collaborates with dance, and he has a good sense of improvisation.

seika.jpg岩下清香 Seika Iwashita 心に入り込む独特の声で、独自の世界観を表現する。イオンなど、CMソングなどでもおなじみ。クラブシーンを中心に活動後東芝EMIなどからソロアルバム3枚発表。平田みずほ氏と mono-folioとしても活動中。アメタカオルとしてバンド「アメタ食堂」を主宰。Celine Baqueとは、2014年、十曽でのCIcampにて共演。

Takashi.jpg森~Takashi~ 東京出身、鹿児島在住。

Sound / Light

Maehata.jpg前畑竜郎 Tetsuro Maehata