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Contact person :
Junya Ishii
Position :
Actor, Performance Artist, Producer
Link :
Junya Ishii was born in Japan in 1983 and grew up in Mexico and Canada. He has been working across the fields of dance, theatre and film. His interest is to discover the state of consciousness and unconsciousness, state of being through the body and its perception. In 2009, he began working for Regional Creative Atelier Josef Nadj, Kanjiza, Serbia to work for the theater pieces choreographed by Josef Nadj, such as “Length Of 100 Needles (2009-2012), which toured in Germany, France, Hungary, Serbia, and Slovenia. He participated to the dance project “Asagao (2013) to perform / co-choregraph for music composed by Albert Márkos and Szilárd Mezei at Skene Theater in Budapest. As an actor, he worked for “A Bao A Qu ( Dir : Naoki Kato | 2007 | Busan International Film Festival), “Flowers of Evil (Dir: Tolnai Szabolcs | 2014 | 62nd Belgrade Documentary and Short Film Festival, FIPRESCI Award), and leading role for “2045 Carnival Folklore (Dir: Naoki Kato | 2015), which was premiered at 41st Seattle International Film Festival. In 2017, he received a grant by Agency of cultural affairs, government of Japan “Program of Overseas Studies for upcoming artist to study International cultural relations at Casa Asia in Barcelona then began to produce dance project TÓPOS (2018-). He believes in instinct, and have been practicing to write what he watched and thought. His dance is an extension of this self-practice.

Last update : 08 Feb. 2023


Interlopers, Directed by Junya Ishii / PARL - Performance art Research Ljubljana WORK IN PROGRESS PRESENTATION

TÓPOS, dance project produced by Junya Ishii, choreograph by Pau Aran Gimeno / Photo: Mika Kitamura

Length of 100 Needles, directed by Josef Nadj / Regional Creative Atelier Josef Nadj 2012

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