“He moves in his own sphere, with a delicious air of the unattainable”- Oberon’s Grove, NY, USA
Hiroshi is a Tokyo-based contemporary dancer, choreographer, instructor and one of the few male Bharatanatyam (Indian classical) dancer in Japan .
After completing his bachelor of law degree in Tokyo, he moved to Canada to study dance in 1994. He studied modern & contemporary dance at Main Dance Society(1995-1997) in Vancouver, Canada and at Merce Cunnigham(1998-2000) Studio in New York, USA. He has trained Bharatanatyam with Hari Krishnan / inDANCE (2003-2013) in Toronto and Saiko Yamamoto (2013-current). He also had Nihon Buyo(Japanese traditional dance) training under the direction of Tak Maejima(2001-2013) in Toronto.
He has performed nationally and internationally in the numerous choreographies in diverse styles including in his own choreographies to great acclaim. His first full length contemporary dance work “Mango Cherry Mix” in collaboration with Navtej Johar has been chosen as one of the three best dance works of 2009 by Timeout, New Delhi. He was a company member and rehearsal director of inDANCE from 2003 to 2013. He was also one of the founder of Green Tea-a collective of Japanese dancers in Toronto(2004-2011) and a collective member of 3M Dances(2003-2006). As a freelance dancer, he has worked with Peter Chin, Emily Chung, Maxine Heppner, Yvonne Ng, Louis Laberge-Cote, Mari Osanai to name a few. He relocated his base to Tokyo, Japan from Canada in summer 2013.
He is also a Hatha yoga & Rue sri datton(Thai yoga) instructor. For more info about his dance & yoga classes/workshops in English, please send your inquiry here.
photo credit: Takaya Kawamura