Mutsumi & Neiro butoh duet (JP)
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Tokyo based Duet by Neiro and Mutsumi Yamamoto. Since the first meeting at Kazuo Ohno Dance Studio in 2012, they dance duet longing for an idiotic blessing moment. Their representative work, "Tonight or Never…" was made with a wish to dance an eternal marriage blooming the flower of Mark Chagall. They made a tour with this piece around Japan, Poland, Israel, and Germany in 2016. Always looking for a chance to take a new turn for opening up the dynamic and miraculous fruits of their life in this universe as dance. In 2016, they opened “Galerie ame” in Tokyo east downtown area, managing the space for workshops, performances and residency space for any kinds of artists.
Started Classic Ballet at her age of 3. In junior high school, she started rhythmic gymnastics. Because of injury during her study in Tokyo Women's College of Physical Education, she stopped to dance. 10 years after, accidentally encountered with Kazuo and Yoshito Ohno’s dance through a documental film. She was moved deeply and there was no choice except to start again her dance. In 2009, she moved in to Tokyo for studying under Yoshito Ohno at Kazuo Ohno Dance Studio where she met her partner Neiro. She had taken a part in Mitsuyo Uesugi’s workshop "Kayoukai". In 2016, she was chosen as a model for Yuriko Takagi’s photo album “ISSEY MIYAKE” which was published from TACHEN for MIYAKE ISSEY Exhibition at The National Art Center Tokyo.
Studied Art Mime under JIDAI, studied Butoh under Yoshito Ohno. In 2010, he went to Warsaw Poland for taking a part in Mime Art Theater directed by Stefan Niedzialkowski. In June 2012, he returned to Japan. Since then, from the first meeting with Mutsumi at Kazuo Ohno Dance Studio, he works with her as a DUET MUTSUMINEIRO. Their representative work “Tonight or never…” had toured in Japan, Poland, Germany, and Israel. In 2016, they opened Galerie ame in Tokyo East side downtown. In 2020, he performed his first solo piece “Bokutoh KI – Dance TANTAN” at Theater X Tokyo. In 2022, he performed a duet piece“YONKIN” at Theater X Tokyo with Seiji Tanaka .