Rui Ishihara

Rui Ishihara is a dancer, deeply inspired by Tatsumi Hijikata and Kazuo Ohno.

After a couple of years of practice in stage design and stage management in a theater company during his student days, he started dancing. Through meetings with work of different artists in different fields, among others in dance field, Tatsumi Hijikata, Kazuo Ohno, Min Tanaka, Simone Forti and Pina Bausch, he determined the direction of his artistic path.

In 2006 he began his lifelong project “Kanademai” - a dance pilgrimage, giving offering dances in various - natural and artificial, named and nameless - locations. Based in Warsaw since 2009, he started Izayoi Dance Troupe in 2015 for choreographic projects.

“Dance tells us what Life is - we are Life itself. Dance is always here, there, and everywhere. I would like to be a dance. Each space is filled with "music of the place," and I believe that each person involved in that space hear, or rather feel the music in his or her own way. I want to listen to it most carefully, filling my body and myself with that music, and dance to it. As if the music forms itself into a dance.”

Rui Ishihara :: History
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