I am a collaborative and multidisciplinary dancer, choreographer, videographer, and photographer. All these titles cohesively interact with my performance and dance-making process.
Dance is a tool for me to understand myself and visualize the relationship surrounding me. My embodiment research is rooted in making a third space, where two different entities meet in between. Dance performance and choreography are to visualize the lived experience, emotions, and sensations inside out. My primary practice is ballet, but I diversify my dance practice into Modern dance, Jazz, and Hip hop to apply and infuse all genres to bend the frame of categories. I study and quote my upbringing in Japanese culture to create the outline of the choreography and most of my inspiration comes from mundane life. I create the dialogue through partnering and pedestrian movements to showcase the seasons of meetings and partings. Also, I use cameras in my creative process to understand the point of view from a multifaced. Not only to document the process but utilize the angles and placement of the camera to challenge the audience to redefine their act of seeing my dance works.
My goal as an artist, I want to show that humans can move beyond cultural representations and socio-political categories. My dance work is to make space for mutual understanding and respect for one another.