Fumiyo Ikeda

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Fumiyo Ikeda (Osaka, 1962) is a Japanese dancer, actress and choreographer.

Fumiyo Ikeda
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Born

Training[edit]

Fumiyo Ikeda was born in Osaka and grew up in Fukui, Japan. She started ballet at the age of ten. In 1979 she moved to Europe and started studying at Mudra, the Brussels dance school that was founded by Maurice Béjart. There she met Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, whom she joined when she founded her dance company Rosas.[1][2]

Collaboration with Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker / Rosas[edit]

Fumiyo Ikeda was involved in the creation of almost all Rosas productions from 1983 to 1992 and also was a dancer in them. In 1997 she joined Rosas again. Until 2008 she danced in most Rosas productions. Afterwards she went on tour with the restaging of older Rosas productions, such as Woud, Drumming, Elena's Aria and Mozart / Concert Arias. Un moto di gioia.[2]

Work as a choreographer[edit]

Around the end of her second period at Rosas, Fumiyo Ikeda began to create work that is based on her own ideas. First she did that together with Alain Platel and Benjamin Verdonck in Nine Finger (2007), which is based on the book Beasts of No Nation by Uzodinma Iweala and shows the perversity of the war through the eyes of a child soldier. The production was selected for the Festival d'Avignon 2007.[3][4][5] A few years later in pieces (2009) followed, a performance she made with the British writer / performance artist Tim Etchells about memory, remembering and forgetting, and about how both are experienced and shown by the body and expressed in language.[6][7] Together with the Japanese dancer Un Yamada, she created in 2014 the dance duet amness, with organ music by Johann Sebastian Bach being played by the saxophonists of the Bl!ndman ensemble.[8] In the same year she also created the production Cross Grip with the Japanese dancers Llon Kawai, Ayaka Azechi, Kota Kihara and the percussionist Kuniko Kato.[9] Nine Finger (2007) was restaged in 2016; Stijn Opstaele replaced Benjamin Verdonck.[10] In 2017 another dance performance followed: Piano and String Quartet, with a live performance by Ictus Ensemble of the composition Piano and String Quartet by Morton Feldman.[11][12]

Collaboration with others[edit]

After her departure from Rosas around 1992, Fumiyo Ikeda began exploring new horizons. Before she had already collaborated with the American choreographer / dancer Steve Paxton.[13][14] She participated in theater and film productions like Vinaya (Josse De Pauw and Peter van Kraaij, 1992),[15] De meid slaan (Josse De Pauw and Tom Jansen, 1993),[16][17] and Snakesong / Le voyeur (Jan Lauwers / Needcompany, 1994).[18][19] Much later she worked with the Nature Theater of Oklahoma on the production Life & Times Episode 2 (2010).[20][21] More recently she worked on Absence (Eric Joris and Peter Verhelst / NTGent, 2015),[22] and on De Sleutel (Josse De Pauw / LOD, 2016).[23]

Work as a teacher[edit]

Besides dancing and choreographing, Fumiyo Ikeda also gives various workshops on her own work and the Rosas repertoire (including movement material from Rosas danst Rosas and Drumming). She does this regularly at the Summer School of the dance school PARTS.[24] Several times she was also a teacher at KASK, Ghent.[25][26] At Rosas she leads the rehearsals for the restaging of the early productions.[27]

Productions[edit]

Own work:

  • Nine Finger (Fumiyo Ikeda, Alain Platel and Benjamin Verdonck, 2007)[3][4][5][10]
  • in pieces (Fumiyo Ikeda and Tim Etchells, 2010)[6][7]
  • amness (Fumiyo Ikeda and Un Yamada, 2014)[8]
  • Piano and String Quartet (Fumiyo Ikeda and Ictus, 2017)[11][12]

With Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker / Rosas:[28]

  • Rosas danst Rosas (Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker / Rosas, 1983)
  • Elena's Aria (Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker / Rosas, 1984)
  • Bartók / Aantekeningen (Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker / Rosas, 1986)
  • Bartók / Mikrokosmos (Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker / Rosas, 1987)
  • Ottone Ottone (Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker / Rosas, 1988)
  • Stella (Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker / Rosas, 1990)
  • Achterland (Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker / Rosas, 1990)
  • Toccata (Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker / Rosas, 1993)
  • Just before (Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker / Rosas, 1997)
  • Drumming (Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker / Rosas, 1998)
  • I said I (Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker / Rosas, 1999)
  • In real time (Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker / Rosas / tg stan / AKA Moon, 2000)
  • Rain (Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker / Rosas / Ictus, 2001)
  • (but if a look should) April me (Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker / Rosas, 2002)
  • Repertory Evening (Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker / Rosas, 2002)
  • Bitches Brew / Tacoma Narrows (Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker / Rosas, 2003)
  • Kassandra - speaking in twelve voices (Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker / Rosas, 2004)
  • Raga for the Rainy Season / A Love Supreme (Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker / Rosas, 2005)
  • D'un soir un jour (Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker / Rosas, 2006)
  • Zeitung (Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker / Rosas / Alain Franco, 2008)

With others:

  • Flip Side (Steve Paxton, 1989)[13][14]
  • De meid slaan (Josse De Pauw and Tom Jansen, 1993)[16][17]
  • Snakesong / Le voyeur (Jan Lauwers / Needcompany, 1994)[18][19]
  • Life & Times Episode 2 (Nature Theater of Oklahoma, 2010)[20][21]
  • Absence (Eric Joris and Peter Verhelst / NTGent, 2015)[22]
  • De Sleutel (Josse De Pauw / LOD, 2016)[23]

Filmography[edit]

With Rosas:

  • Répétitions (Marie André, 1985)[29][30][31]
  • Hoppla! (Wolfgang Kolb, 1989)[32][30]
  • Monoloog van Fumiyo Ikeda op het einde van Ottone, Ottone (Walter Verdin, 1989)[33]
  • Ottone / Ottone (part I and II) (Walter Verdin and Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, 1991)[34]
  • Rosa (Peter Greenaway, 1992)[35]
  • Achterland (Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker and Herman Van Eyken, 1994)[36]
  • Counter Phrases (Thierry De Mey, 2004)[37]

With others:

  • Solum solum, alleen maar aarde (Bie Boeykens, 1992)[38]
  • Vinaya (Josse De Pauw and Peter van Kraaij, 1992)[15]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Page about Fumiyo Ikeda, on the website ACT FOR JAPAN.BE
  2. ^ a b Artist interview: the quest of Fumiyo Ikeda, a founding member of Rosas, Performing Arts Network Japan, 09/11/2012
  3. ^ a b Page about Nine Finger (Fumiyo Ikeda, Alain Platel and Benjamin Verdonck, 2007), on the website of the Festival d'Avignon
  4. ^ a b Page about 'Nine Finger (2007), on the website of deSingel
  5. ^ a b Nine Finger (Fumiyo Ikeda, Alain Platel and Benjamin Verdonck, 2007), in: Carmen, the digital archives of la Monnaie
  6. ^ a b Page about in pieces (Fumiyo Ikeda and Tim Etchells, 2010), on the website of the Kaaitheater
  7. ^ a b Page about in pieces (Fumiyo Ikeda and Tim Etchells, 2010), on the website of Monty
  8. ^ a b Page about amness (Fumiyo Ikeda and Un Yamada, 2014), on the website of STUK
  9. ^ My words, a blog by Fumiyo Ikeda
  10. ^ a b Page about the restaging of Nine Finger (2007) in 2016, on the website of KVS
  11. ^ a b Page about Piano and String Quartet (Fumiyo Ikeda and Ictus, 2017), on the website of Ictus
  12. ^ a b Page about Piano and String Quartet (Fumiyo Ikeda and Ictus, 2017), on the website of the Kaaitheater
  13. ^ a b Pieter T'Jonck, Flip side van Steve Paxton, in: De Standaard, 12/01/1989
  14. ^ a b Pieter T'Jonck, Nieuwe ontwikkeling in Paxtons oeuvre: "Flip side" in repetitiezaal Kaaiteater, in: De Standaard, 23/01/1989
  15. ^ a b Page about Vinaya (Josse De Pauw and Peter van Kraaij, 1992), in: IMDb
  16. ^ a b Kunstenpunt - Productions - De meid slaan according to the Flemish Arts Institute
  17. ^ a b Pieter T'Jonck, Mannetjesputters onder elkaar: "De meid slaan" van Josse De Pauw en Tom Jansen, in: De Standaard, 19/02/1993
  18. ^ a b Kunstenpunt - Productions - Snakesong / Le voyeur according to the Flemish Arts Institute
  19. ^ a b Pieter T'Jonck, Needcompany speelt Alberto Moravia, in: De Standaard, 06/04/1994
  20. ^ a b Page about Life & Times Episode 2 (Nature Theater of Oklahoma, 2010) on the website of the Festival d'Avignon
  21. ^ a b Page about Life & Times Episode 2 (Nature Theater of Oklahoma, 2010) on the website of the Kaaitheater
  22. ^ a b Page about Absence (Eric Joris and Peter Verhelst / NTGent, 2015) Archived 2015-10-15 at the Wayback Machine on the website of NTGent
  23. ^ a b Page about De Sleutel (Josse De Pauw / LOD, 2016) on the website of LOD
  24. ^ Page about Summerschool 2017, on the website of P.A.R.T.S.
  25. ^ Page about Gay Sons of Lesbian Mothers, on the website of KASK
  26. ^ Page about escape nightmare super-calm useless interaction silence again, on the website of KASK
  27. ^ Linkedin page about Fumiyo Ikeda
  28. ^ Overview of productions, on the website of Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker / Rosas
  29. ^ Page about Répétitions (Marie André, 1985), on the website of Electronic Arts Intermix
  30. ^ a b Early Works - Films and documentaries, on the website of Rosas
  31. ^ Page about Répétitions (Marie André, 1985), on the website of Heure Exquise!
  32. ^ Page about 'Hoppla! (Wolfgang Kolb, 1989), on the website of Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker / Rosas
  33. ^ Page about Monoloog van Fumiyo Ikeda op het einde van Ottone, Ottone (Walter Verdin, 1989), on the website of Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker / Rosas
  34. ^ Page about Ottone / Ottone (part I and II) (Walter Verdin and Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, 1991), on the website of Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker / Rosas
  35. ^ Page about Rosa (Peter Greenaway, 1992), on the website of Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker / Rosas
  36. ^ Page about Achterland (Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker and Herman Van Eyken, 1994), on the website of Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker / Rosas
  37. ^ Excerpt of Counter Phrases (Thierry De Mey, 2004), on Vimeo
  38. ^ Page about Solum solum, alleen maar aarde (Bie Boeykens, 1992), in IMDb

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