1962 Born in Matsuzaka, Ise city, Mie prefecture.
1980 Entered butoh dance company "Hoppo- Butoh-ha"
of Otaru, Hokkaido
1984 Performed " TAKAZASHIKI", his last performance
with the company, taking choreography of the late Tatsumi
1986 Starts solo performance and drawing,
having a theme of nature.
1987 Established nature schools "Dance with nature "
for children and their parents in Osaka.
1994 Performed solo "TANAGOKORO" and "GINKAN" in
1995 Performed solo "ITTEKI" in Osaka. Performed in
Kobe (suffered from a big earthquake) praying for repose of souls
1996-99 Performed Gin yu-butoh "JINEN" , based on his
impressions from every place, climate, people, music, at the remains,
Buddhist temples and Shinto shrines, nature fields, and theaters and
halls visiting around cities, villages, islands all over Japan.
Performed more than 500 times. Holding workshop " Dance with Lives" for
dancers, expressionists, and university students, kindergartner,
mentally and physically disabled people. Holding private exhibition of
1999 Starts performing JINEN-butoh tour "Sun &
Moon" in 12 countries at natural locations all over the world. Had more
than 100 performances in France, Britain, Germany, Italy, Poland,
Czech, Hungary, Austria, Norway, Spain, Thailand, Cambodia during the
2000.3 Set up the team Atsushi Takenouchi "Breathing
Heritage" with the concept of "dancing the forgotten human's memory" .
2000.4 Osaka Arts Access 2000. Body expression
2000.8 "Be wind, water, tree" Workshop of body
expression at Hiroshima city of Contemporary Art. Had collaboration
2000.1 Team performance "New Tanagokoro" at Extreme
Orient Festival 2000 in Paris, and "Breathing Heritage" at Ambassade du
Japon in Paris.
Performance " Stone " at Theater KANA in Szczecin, Theater Maly in
Warsaw, Teatr im. Jaracza in Olsztyn, KONFRONTACJE TEATRALNE Festival
in Lublin in Poland, Off Prezentacje Teatralne in Bydgoszcz, and
Theatre Des Augenblicks in Vienna, Duncan center in Prague, Espace
culturel Bertin PoireeÅ@in Paris. Workshop at youth center
in Czarnocin in Poland, and Prague, Paris. Performance at National
Nature Park -Westonbirt Arboretum- in Britain.
2001.2 Performance " New Tanagokoro" at OSAKA TORII
HALL (Osaka Dance Experience).
2001.3 Performance "Stone" at Higashiyama dance mini
theater ,Kyoto Higashiyama Youth center.
2001.4 1 week workshop at the forest of the Adirondacks on
the bank of lake Rondaxe, up state New York. Solo performance
"Stone" at Gallery CAVE. Collaboration performance with
2001.7 " Ren-mitsu" collaborative performance with
Japanese traditional dance at Enishi-an, Osaka.
2001.9 Solo performance "ITTEKI" at Theater KANA in
Poland , "Stone" Poland tour, and also gave workshop.
Bialostocki Osrodek Kultury in Bialystok, Fundacja Pogranicze in Sejny,
Polski Teatr Tanca in Poznan ( for workshop ), Centrum Kultury Zamek in
2001.9 Jinen Butoh workshop in Brighton ,UK
2001.10 "ITTEKI" at Espace Culturel Bertin Poiree in
Paris. Invited to "Breath2001" collaboration performance project
produced by Red Earth at Canterbury Castle, Canterbury Festival
2002.5 Performance "Stone" "JINEN" and
workshop in Resonant Wave Festival in Berlin (Germany)
2002.6 Performance "TENMON" in Butoh Festival
2002 at Espace Culturel Bertin Poiree (Paris)
2002.7 2 week workshop and collaboration
performance at Espace Culturel Bertin Poiree ( Paris)
2002.8 2 week workshop and performance in New
2002.9 He started 1 year collaboration work
project in Europe (in Poland, Czech, Austria, and France) with taking
arts fellowship programme by Japanese Government.