Artist Interview アーティストインタビュー
Creating landscapes with the body –
The explorations of Teita Iwabuchi
Teita Iwabuchi in collaboration with Kaori Seki choreographed the work that drew the most attention out of the 140 entries from eight counties in Competition I (Dance Composition Division) of the 2012 Yokohama Dance Collection EX, a contest widely known as the gateway to success for progressive new contemporary dance artists in Japan. After studying theater and Japanese traditional dance at university, Iwabuchi participated as a dancer in productions by such leading groups in Japan’s contemporary dance scene since the 1990s as APE, Nibroll, Itoh Kim + The Glorious Future, Co. Yamada-Un and Ko & Edge. Co. Since 2005, he has choreographed and presented his own works that have made him one of Japan’s most-talked about emerging choreographers. In this interview he talks about the directions he wants to pursue as an artist.
[Interviewer: Tatsuro Ishii (dance critic)]