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Midori Kurata

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Midori Kurata

Position :
Director/Choreographer/Dancer/Heads the performance group "akakilike"


Born in Mie Prefecture in 1987. Graduated from Kyoto University of Art and Design (now Kyoto University of the Arts), Department of Visual and Performing Arts. She began learning classical and modern ballet at the age of three. She works as a director and dancer based in Kyoto. In each work, she confronts herself and others, and explores the possibilities of “dance by using the stage structure to create fiction out of the events that occur there. Since 2016, she has presided over “akakilike, an organization consisting of just her and technical staff, with the aim of involving actors and staff in productions on an equal footing.  She is a Saison Fellow I of the Saison Foundation. She was selected for the ROHM Theatre Kyoto + Kyoto Art Center KIPPU Under 35 Creative Support Program in 2018, And is a fellow I of the Saison Foundation.


akakilike “Family Portrait”

Photo by Kai Maetani

akakilike “Sabaku”

Photo by Kai Maetani

akakilike “Like the summer sea glittering with so many fun things that is a waste to spend time sleeping, like a green garden flooded with sunlight, like a sky spreading to infinity, so clear and blue as to drive you crazy,”

Photo by Kai Maetani

Curriculum vitae

Last update : 17 Jan. 2023