Scarabe: Trust Our Bodies Movement Workshop


Date and Time: Friday June 2 1:00 PM 
Duration: 90 minutes
Location: Lines Dance Center Ballet Studio, 26 7th St, 5th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94103

Ticket Information

General Admission: $15 (Discounts for Festival Ticketholders)


Artist Information

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Work Sample

Scarabe Mothers at Tokyo Experiment.


Mikiko Shinohara and Izumi Fujii lead a workshop that takes classical training as its foundation and then develops into partnering work. Participants will engage with trust in—and respect for—each other’s bodies to create interactions that rely on teamwork and cooperation to develop sequenced combinations.


Izumi B Fujii is from Osaka, attended the London Central School of Ballet and appears in works of many different genres. She performed in the musical “Movin’out" in the West End in 2006. Fujii joined the residential dance company Noism1, directed by Jo Kanamori and performed in critical roles with them for 6 years. She was also active with a the theatrical dance unit Pink Dokuro. Later she started choreography work for Sadamatsu Hamada Ballet Company, Fashion Cantata from Kyoto, PARA-SOPHIA 2015 etc. She also gives WS lectures for universities based in Kansai.

Mikiko Shinohara was born in Osaka. Via ballet school attached to the Vienna State Opera, she finished School of Health and Physical Education at University of Tsukuba. During attendance at university, she started creative activities and won the first prize at the second Seoul international dance competition, for senior women's contemporary dance. She joined Noism 2008-2013, working as ballet mistress for the trainee company Noism2 and Jo Kanamori's directing assistant. Since joining scarabe in 2014, she has taken an active interest in the bodies and minds of all ages. She directed some pieces with local people as a guest lecturer at University of Shizuoka.

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