Originally from Japan, this critically acclaimed performing artist is renowned for her mastery of a wide range of Balinese and Asian dances that span across a 500 year history. Offering fantastically authentic Asian dance and drama, her performances are both educational and hugely engaging.
Having received training from internationally acclaimed Balinese dancers such as Ni Wayan Sekariani and I Dewa Nyoman Irawan; Japanese mask dancers, Osamu Wakayama and Mizuki Kakizawa; Javanese dancers including Dyah Kustianti; and Indian dancers such as Shaila Sateesh and Apoorva Jayaraman, her Asian dance performances are amazingly precise and varied. Her extensive dance repertoire includes a range of ancient dance routines; classic court dances and ancient mask dances some such as the Balinese Gambuh dating back some 500 years. She can also offer Japanese Shinto mask dance and drama.
Having studied Ballinese dance, Javanese dance, Bharatanatyam and Japanese dance in depth, she was struck by the similarities between all of these cultures’ ancient ritual dances, leading her to conducted extensive research into exploring the relationship between them all.
Such is her knowledge of each of these traditional forms of Asian dance, she can incorporate storytelling and educational talks into her dance and theatre performances. Audiences can have the opportunity to learn more about the history behind the dance performance they are watching, creating a more stimulating experience. She can also incorporate interactive workshops and has a wealth of experience conducting educational programmes for all ages.
All of her performances feature beautiful authentic costumes that are true to the time period and culture of dance. Expressive, theatrical and emotive, her traditional Asian dance brings to life stories from ancient Asian cultures with an authenticity and vibrancy that will engage both adults and children.
To find out more about booking an Asian dance performance for your event, get in contact with our team of experience entertainment coordinators.