- Fujima Rankoh
- Gombe Cultural Troupe
- Hemabharathy Palani
- Masako Ono
- Moya Michael
- Ronita Mookerji
- Rui Rui
Antymark started their career as a live VJ unit for Tamagawa Camping village ‘Hertzberg’ 2008, the most important outdoor festival in Japan. They are official live VJ for THEORCH (popular rock band in Japan) from 2008. Also they participated in the 1st and 2nd VJ summit at APPLE store GINZA, JAPAN.
Nowadays, they are quite active in the field of visual directions for many corporate shows for some of the world’s biggest companies, using real-time visual rendering on multi-screens, developing environmental interactive installations, and space designing.
Fujima Rankoh is a successor to the Fujima family, which has been located at “Daichi (alternative site)” since it was awarded during the Edo period. In 1967, he started learning Japanese classical dance from his grandmother, Fujiko Fujima, and his mother, Rankei Fujima, and made his debut at the age of 6 in 1968. In 1978, the fourth head of school, Kan-emon Fujima, granted him the stage name of “Rankoh Fujima.” He organizes the dance performances for his school, called “Shikokai”, and his own recital, which is called “Rankoh-no-kai”, while holding the inter-school performance called “Goyokai.” In addition to inheriting the classical works that have been passed down to him via his great-grandmother, Kampachi Fujima, his grandmother Fujiko, and his mother Rankei, he has also released his new works based on overseas literary products and pieces of music based on his production and choreography. In 2015, he premiered “-NOBUNAGA-“in a performance entitled “Deai (Encounter)”, which was organized in collaboration with the world-famous Russian and Japanese ballet dancers: Farouk Ruzimatov and Morihiro Iwata. He studied Nagauta music under the head of the school, the late Shojiro Kineya VI, Noh play of the Komparu school under the late Nobutaka Komparu, and the tea ceremony of the Urasenke school under Sokujitsuan Souan. He also studied Hayashi (musical accompaniment) under the late Seiko Tosha, and his stage name is Kiyoshi Tosha.
He has received many awards, including the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology’s Art Encouragement Prize, and the National Arts Festival New Face Award of the Agency for Cultural Affairs.
He is also currently working as a member of the judging committee for the Tokyo Shimbun’s National Dance Competition, as well as the Seoul International Dance Competition.
Gombe Cultural Troupe
The Gombe cultural Troupe is a student enterprise at St. Andrew KaggwaGombe High School Kawaala-Kampala. It embraces students with music, dance and instrumental playing (African ensemble) skills with an objective of developing, marketing and learning the skills. The troupe performs different traditional dances from various ethnic societies/regions with a contemporary touch but minding so much about the originality and purpose.The troupe does dances like Otwege (West Nile), Lakaraka (Northern Uganda), Kintagululo (Western Uganda), Ding Ding (Eastern Uganda), Kiganda (Central region).
The troupe performed at the closing ceremony of the East African Corporate League at KCCA group where Rt. Hon. Rebecca Kadaga (Speaker of Uganda’s Parliament) was the chief guest in March 2017.
In 2016, one of the troupe members performed at the SAIMUN MODEL CONFERENCE held at SAI International School, India.
An award-winning choreographer and dancer, Hemabharathy Palani is one of the most promising talents in contemporary dance today. Known for her fluidity and musicality, Hema is a dynamic choreographer and performer. On stage, her focus is hypnotic, drawing her audience into the story she weaves with her gracefully articulated movements. This remarkable grace is derived from her classical training in Kuchipudi under Guru Smt. Sunanda Devi and Guru Smt. Vyjayanthi Kashi, and Bharatanatyam under Guru Smt. Minal Prabhu. Hemabharathy Palani’s work is deeply personal and evocative. Her movements are richly textured with elements from her further training in ballet, contemporary dance, Kalaripayattu, yoga, and capoeira at the Attakkalari Centre for Movement Arts. Hema has traveled to some of the biggest contemporary dance venues including the Barbican Centre (London), Mercat de Les Flors (Barcelona) and Critical Path (Sydney). She has also completed residencies under mentors like Jonathan Burrows, during her Sadler’s Wells Summer University program in 2011. Currently, Hema is the Rehearsal Director at the Attakkalari Centre for Movement Arts, Bengaluru, where she also works as a choreographer, teacher, and performing artist with the Attakkalari Repertory Company.
Masako started dancing at the age of 4 under MASAKO YOKOI, the only Japanese modern dance graduate from the Martha Graham Dance School, USA. She additionally trained in western classical ballet at the MATSUYAMA BALLET, Tokyo; jazz and hip-hop at the K-BROADWAY DANCE CENTER, Tokyo. In 1996, Masako joined NRITYAGRAM, the dance village started by the noted Odissi dancer, late PROTIMA GAURI BEDI, and won a scholarship for her studies. She received training in Odissi from SURUPA SEN and BIJAYINI SATPATHY and attended classes in Yoga, Kalaripayattu and Mayurbhanj Chhau. She also participated in workshops held at Nrityagram by WOLFGANG THEATRE, PAUL TAYLOR 2 COMPANY, THE EXPRESSIONS, ASHA COORLAWALA and ROBERT WILLIAMS. Subsequently, she has been living in Orissa where she received further training in Odissi from GURU KELUCHARAN MOHAPATRA, GURU RAMANI RANJAN JENA, and GURU NABA KISHORE MISHRA.
She is the only Japanese Odissi dancer, an empanelled Artist of ICCR, Indian Council for Cultural Relations, Govt. of India.
Born in Johannesburg South Africa where she Trained in ballet under the direction of Dianne Sparks.
She went on to study to obtain a national diploma in Contemporary and African dance at the Tshwane University of Pretoria between 1994 and 1997. She was then awarded a full three-year scholarship to study at P.A.R.T.S the School Of Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker ROSAS.
There she met Akram Khan and after completing her studies moved to London and became a founder member of his company. Moya toured various of his works for a period of five years. She was nominated for the best dancer award at the “ITS” festival in 2003.
During her time in London she was commissioned to make her own work and so she created ‘Hatch’ which premiered at the South Bank in London in 2003. That same year she was awarded the Standard bank Young Artist Award for dance at the National Arts festival in Grahamstown South Africa.
She was then invited back to Belgium by Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker and became a member of the ROSAS dance company where she stayed and still freelances with.
In 2009 Moya was invited to create a duet for two dancers of the Attakallari dance Company for the India Biennial in Bangalore.
That same year she was also invited to create a work of the graduate students at Arizona State University.
Moya has also been a member of “Eastman” and part of the latest creation of Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui “Babel” (Words) 2010.
She also collaborated with the Jin Xing dance Theatre in Shanghai China and her latest collaboration was with visual artist ‘Chris Ziegler’ where she performed his ‘Corpus Pygmalion in Germany.
Moya lives and works in Brussels Belgium.
Ronita Mookerji has been trained in Bharatanatyam from a tender age of 5 years and she did her Arangetram (Graduation) in the year 2007 in Kolkata and still continues training in it. She has also undergone training in Odissi for 2 years under Guru Alokananda Roy. Trained in classical Bharatanatyam for more than 18 years, Ronita moved from Kolkata to Bangalore in 2008 to pursue contemporary dance.
She graduated with Honours from Attakkalari’s Diploma in Movement Arts and Mixed Media in 2009. During the Diploma program, she trained in Kalarippayattu, Bharatanatyam, Classical Ballet, Contact Improvisation, and Contemporary dance technique. She has also explored Jazz, Pilates, Kathak and Light Design through shorter modules. After joining the Attakkalari Repertory in 2009, she trained with visiting artists in the following modules: Hip Hop with Storm (Germany), floor work with Kama Jezierska (Poland/ Iceland), the Flying Low Technique with Vangelis Legakis (Greece/ U.K.) and contemporary dance with Richard Siegal (U.S.A. / Germany / France), Contemporary Techniques with James Mac-Gillivray and Kayleigh Ann Crook from London. With Attakkalari, she was a Senior dancer/instructor/choreographer now and has performed at various shows, corporate launches and meetings like for Robert Bosch, All-Indian Science Meeting, State Bank of India Annual Day, Global Health Meetings and cultural events across India.
Yoshihiro Fujita (Yoshihiro Fujita )
Producer unit CAT-A-TAC presided over. He is also active as a main dancer of the Dance Company Condors. Otsuka Ai’s PV, Yaida Hitomi’s PV, Fuji TV ‘Hakusen Costume’ and other CM choreography. Parco Produce “The Man Who Fell in the Blank” (Work / Director: Shuji Onodera, Starring: Yasuyuki Shuto), NODA · MAP “Piper” Starring (Director: Hideki Noda). Hosted by “Globe Theater” (middle star) (starring: Kato Shigeaki) choreographed appearance. “On the top of the cuckoo nest” (starring: Oguri Shun, director: Masahiko Kawahara) staging. Choreographing “Fukui Happy Energetic Nationals · Competition Dance”. Appearance “NHK Salaryman Gymnastics” in NHK Integrated “Salaryman NEO”. Part time lecturer at Gunma University.
Group CAVA (Sabah), and performing at acting as a writer, director and performing at home and abroad. The French musician Patrice Perrie las is a music director and the stage “BARBER” telling stories by body expression and music invited as the opening work of the South France Bach Carcassonne Festival and rehearsed at the Aoyama amphitheater. Appeared in the premiere edition “Man who fell in the blank” (work/director: Shuji Onodera, starring: Yasuyuki Shuto). The magazine SWITCH The stage “Nutcracker Doll” commemorating the 30th anniversary of the first issue (Appearance: Miki Ishimaru, Yasuyuki Shito, Akira Wakabayashi) composition/production. “SOMEGIRL (S)” sponsored by Globe Theater (leading: Mr. Ken Miyake), theater company IKUME “New Holidays” (work/production: Maekawa Chitose Univ.) Staging and so on. Shuto Yasuyuki Choreographed · Directed ballet acting full title “Don Quijote” plays a title role and obtains popularity.
Project O is a charming modern fairy tale performance for young audiences aged 4+.
Three dancers and a musician are on a treasure hunt in search of the moon that has
disappeared. They enter into a dream-like space where games and surprises are played
out in an alternating world of reality and abstract. Will they find the moon, and will they
place it back in the sky?
With influences from traditional Butoh, contemporary dance and a hint of playful
acrobatics, Project O flows from simple rituals to fast paced contemporary urban
movement. It melts into surreal and digital imagery, while children’s games and their
rules lead the performers into a fun and vibrant floor-projection game.