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ODORUNATSUKO / Natsuko Ito
tap dance performer,instructor and choreographer.
Known as ODORUNATSUKO (Dancing Natsuko),
started her classical ballet career in Tokyo Ballet Company ballet school and Studio Duo of Yoko Tanaka.
After experience of working with the circus staff in "Mugon-Geki"
Company (street performance and mime) leading by Ikuo Mitsuhashi,
she began tap dancing in Akira Shirahige's unit Tap Kid's Special, from 1994.
In 2002,as a leader of unit Djembe & Tap "Skippoi" that obtained Tokyo Metropolitan Heaven Artists License, performed on the street widely.
In 2010, she started "Ashioto-de-tsunagaro!" Project (The circle of
footsteps) that aims to teaching and developing her skills to bring the benefit of dance to the handicapped.
Since 2011,she joined ARCT/art revival connection TOUHOKU for
children lived in Tsunami area,and has been ready for tap dance program of Agency for Cultural Affairs for the Great East Japan Earthquake.
She also has been the choreographer of the musical theater "Kizuna"
Project vol.1ｰ5,on the subject of Japanese earthquake memory, written
by Noriko Yamaya from "Bungaku-za" theater.
In 2014, she produced a wide-ranging performance titled [“Shokuhatsu-no-Yukue”(The Inspiration) vol.1~7] in collaboration with each artist---
Suguru Hachidori /chanson singer , Takeki 'Ygal' Muto / pianist & composer, Kenichi Takeda / impromptu taishyo-harp player, Noriko Yamaya / dramatist & actress, Masaki Tsurugi / pianist, Yuriko Keino / computer music composer, Kyoko Murosaka / pianist , and Masaki Iwana / "Buto" dancer.
Around that time, she started a new trial of impromptu dancing drama based on famous novels, and directed short movies for the stage.
[ vol.1 L'Homme assis dans le couloir / by Marguerite Duras, 2014. vol.2 Wuthering Heights / by Emily Brontë, 2015. vol.3 Woman in the Dunes / by Kobo Abe 2015]
In 2015, she was chosen as the Artist in residence of BankART Museum, and also directed a silent movie about the homeless man's dream titled [ voix de ville ] ,dancing with the handicapped members.
In 2013 & 2015, she joined the Mondial Puppet Festival in Charleville-Meziale(France) as a fringe artist.