– Collaboration with performing arts going beyond boundaries.

The invited artists are also expected to plan a collaboration with the performing artists who are participating in Odisha Biennale. By such collaborations overstepping walls of genre, borders, or generations would be the impetus for completely new development for the residence artists, performing artists, and the local artists.

Takako Sakurai

Dance critic. Born in Osaka. 1992 Russian Academy of Theater Arts -GITIS (Moscow) training. Currently, she writes daily criticism, reports, interviews, newspapers and magazines such as the Nikkei Shimbun and Dance Magazine. Perm (Russia) International Ballet Competition Press Jury, Vichevsk (Belarus) InternationalChoreographyCompetitionPressJury, SeoulInternationalDanceCompetition VIP and others. She was a memberoftheAgencyforCulturalAffairsNationalCulturalFestival, a judge of the same art festival, and a selection committee for the same arts. She worked as a programofficeroftheJapanArts Council. Overseascoverageextendsto 37 countries. Co-authored «BalletGallery 30»  (Gakken), «RussianCultureandArt»  (Seikatsu Journal Company), book«BalletFeeling » (Bunensha).

In 2012, the Nihon Buyo Foundation UkraineTourserved as a navigator for Japanese dance performances in the three cities of Kiev, Donetsk and Livy.

In 2015, coordinated “Encounter” performance “NOBUNAGA ” collaborationprojectwithRussianworldballetdancer, Farukh Ruzimatov, Iwata Morihiro and Fujima Rankoh.

Naomi Inata

Naomi Inata is a dance scholar and critic. Her research and critiques cover from Western classical ballet to Japanese contemporary dance and Butoh, cultural policy and community dance as well. She is also Dance Programme Officer of Japan Arts Council under Agency For Cultural Affairs.





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