Rui Ishihara


Rui Ishihara is a dancer and a choreographer, deeply inspired by Tatsumi Hijikata and Kazuo Ohno, the founders of butoh dance. In his early student age, he spent some years in a theatre company as a scenographer and a stage manager, as well as he learnt sculpture by himself. After this, he started dancing. Through meetings with dancers, among others, Kazuo Ohno, Min Tanaka, Simone Forti, he has found the direction of his artistic path.

In 2006, he began his life project “Kanademai”, a dance pilgrimage. He gives offering dances in different natural and artificial locations. It appeared, so far, in Italy, Ireland, France, Germany, Serbia, Poland, as well as in Japan. Since then, he has started collaboration with various artists and musicians in Europe. In 2009, he moved in Warsaw, where he founded Izayoi Dance Troupe in 2015. The troupe plans to present its first full-length performance in 2018. He is also a member of the experimental choir Gre Badanie.

“Dance tells us what Life is - we are Life itself. Dance is always here, there, and everywhere. I wish I would be a dance - in one moment countless resonances in space-time echo and flash all together - they emerge as a dance here and now, as a dance of beings meeting each other in harmony.”

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