was awarded a Creative Fellowship in the Performing Arts from AHRB and
Daiwa Anglo Japanese Foundation to continue her exploration into
intercultural performance during 2001, 2002 and 2003.
Dance 1992 to the Present
(Germany) Intensive training and performance since
(Japan) 2 months intensive training and performance
Zen Zen Zo
(Australia) 6 years of choreographing, teaching and
(Japan) Intensive training and performance in 2001
Yumiko Yoshioka, Mianko Seki Short intensive workshops
Method 1992 to the Present
Company, New York Month long residency in Saratoga
Springs, NY May 2002
Productions (Australia) 3 years of intensive training
and in Australia and yearly intensive training ’00 & ’01 in Croatia
Initiative (London) Co-Founder and facilitator since
Producer ‘Ellen Lauren Workshop’ Sep 2000
Nakayama Weekly sessions and intensive training in
London ’00 – ‘01
Ellen Lauren /
SITI Company One week workshop in London 2000
Planned - SITI
intensive training program, May-June 2002
Dance 1987 to the Present
Space, Independent Dance (London) Contemporary
technique classes 2000
Evening School (London) Release-based classes 1999
(London, UK) Classes in Graham Technique 1997 and 1998
(Australia) Syllabus-based work completing exams to
teaching level 1986 – 1988
Since 6 years of age
(London) Weekly classes with Renato Peroni 2000
Royal Academy of
Completion of RAD Syllabus to Intermediate including one year
full time study. (total of 15 years)
1989 – 1993
Bachelor of Arts
(Hon) in Drama and English Literature, Uni of Queensland
(Australia) Including a thesis on the connections between dance
and theatre in twentieth century. Graduated 1st Class Honours.
The Way of Butoh
and Contemporary Choreog. August – September 2002
Butoh Choreographic research at The Place’s
Choreodrome supported by The Place, London Arts and AHRB.
Jan 2001, Jan 2002, Oct-Nov 2002
Butoh Re-working of Tadashi Endo’s choreography for
Butoh Mamu and Jazz International festival for German tour 2002
Fish August 2001
Butoh - Butoh production choreographed by Katsura Kan for Edinburgh
Fringe Festival. Two week run, 5 star rating from The Scotsman.
Darkness: Tanden’s Macbeth May 2001
Director of circus theatre piece based on Shakespeare’s Macbeth for
ensemble of actors, dancers and circus performers. London &
Women Feb 2001
London Arts funded research project training circus performers in
Suzuki method, and collaborator with a designer to integrate design and
Macbeth: A Work
in Progress Dec 2000
Director / Actor
- 2 week research period supported by The Jerwood Space combining
actors and circus performers using Suzuki training and working with
Fune 2000 (Tokyo)
Director / Performer Tour of Makki Ishii’s opera to
Nissay Theatre, Tokyo. (see below), also featuring Dairakudakan Butoh
Dancer - Collaboration with circus performer, Kirsty Little combining
Butoh and stilts, and improvisational voice artists, Viv Corringham.
Jerwood Space, London.
Director / Performer - New opera by Makki Ishii, directed by Henk
Schut, featuring fourteen Buddhist monks chanting, English tenor, Nigel
Robson, and dancer Valerie Valentine of Dutch National Ballet. Utrecht
and Berlin’s (Hebbel Theatre).
Actress / Dancer
- Music Theatre piece directed by Olivia Fuchs, with new music composed
by Issie Barratt A Work In Progress exploring the Pandora myth
using movement, music and singing. Drill Hall, London.
Visual Theatre production combining movement, puppetry and mask to tell
the harrowing tale. London season, Riverside Stuidos and Little Angel
Theatre, and National Tour including Moving Parts Festival, and The
Green Room in Manchester.
Dancer - A collaboration with Nick Parkin on Shakuhachi, using an
evening dress to transform a woman’s body from one creature to another.
Jackson’s Lane, London.
Performer - Exploring the impact of technology on the human body and on
what it means to be human. For Zen Zen Zo, Brisbane International
Performer - Solo work exploring the dedication and insanity of the
ballet student. Turtle Key Arts Centre, London.
Butoh - One of 7 European performers chosen to work with Bishop Yamada
of Hoppo Butoh Ha and one of only three to join Tadashi Endo’s Mamu
Dance Theatre’s tour; including Berlin’s Kultur Brauerei and Budapest’s
International Meeting of Moving Theatre.
Experimental film directed by Henk Schut, filmed by Claudia Kappenberg
and involving actors, singers and puppetry on-site in warehouses at the
1996 and 2000
Choreographing for Zen Zen Zo Company Butoh, Brisbane. Tight, Red
and Deadly, a humorous look at behaviour-modifying clothing. Steel
Ribbons the self-mutilation of women’s search for ‘beauty’. The Horror,
a harrowing journey into the realm of pure fear.
Orpheus 1996 and 1994
Actor - Frank
Productions earliest work, based on Suzuki Actor Training Method.
Directed by Jacqui Carroll and starring John Nobbs as Orpheus
Choreography and co-direction of bilingual production of Macbeth for
Zen Zen Zo Physical Theatre and involving an international cast of
actors and dancers. Kyoto, Japan.
Performer - Training and choreographing actors and dancers for a
staging of Charlotte Gilmore-Perkins Victorian tale of madness and
women. For Fractal Theatre Company, Australia.
Royal Hunt of
the Sun 1993
Choreographing a physical theatre production for Briboco Youth Theatre
involving high school boys of various ages for performances in Brisbane
The Way of
Performer - Choreographing cast of 10 for Zen Zen Zo Company Butoh,
including the premiere of The Horror and Hysterical Angels,
co-choreographing the title piece The Way of Mud, and the humorous
Performer Training and choreographing actors and
chorus of dancers for stylised physical theatre production of Brecht’s
Initiative Weekly sharing of Suzuki training and
intensive workshops with participants of varied levels and background.
2000 – present www.theatretraining.org.uk
Exeter Butoh Workshop for students studying
intercultural theatre. 2001 and 2002
Kent at Canterbury Movement for First Year Drama
Students2001 and 2002
Practice Project for Fourth year Drama Students
College Cork, Ireland MA Lecture on Documentation
BA & MA
Workshop in Physical Theatre Practice
Private Artist Butoh dance and Suzuki Actor training
workshops at Drill Hall, Chisenhale Dance Space.
Network Butoh - Weekly training and Weekend Courses -
Holborn Centre for Performing Arts and The Drill Hall 1998
Mamu Butoh -Two Day Workshop plus assisting Tadashi
Endo’s Workshops, Gottingen, Germany 1997and One Day workshop April 2002
Zo Butoh - Weekly training sessions for company
members - Brisbane, Australia 1993 and 1996
Physical Theatre - Training and choreography for bilingual
production of Macbeth - Seibu Kodo, Kyoto, Japan 1995
International Academy Ballet, Jazz and Creative Dance
– workshops for young dancers Kyoto & Hiroshima, Japan 1995
Uni of Southern
Queensland - Uni of Queensland - Uni of New England
Training Methods and Choreographic Process for Physical Theatre -
Workshops for Undergraduate and Post-Graduate Theatre Students:
Brisbane, Armidale and Toowoomba, Australia 1994
Performing Arts Trust Elements of Movement - Movement
awareness for high-school students, of varying levels of
experience. Brisbane, Australia 1994
College Movement for High School Drama - Using
movement to release creativity and self-development in high school
boys. Brisbane, Australia 1993
Theatre Choreography for Peter Schaffer’s Royal Hunt
of the Sun - Creating movement and devising training for high shool-age
cast - Brisbane & Melbourne, Australia. 1994
Primary School Choreographing movement for primary
school students within a dramatic text. Brisbane, Australia 1993