moti - movements of the origin.
maru - ship travelling in metamorphose between truth and fantasy, life and death.
Motimaru is a medium to reveal the inner story of the body and mind.
Motimaru is a travelling ship connecting cultures and countries.
Motimaru is a spaceship that travel from the earth to the sky between human, nature and universe
Motimaru is a dance company founded in Tokyo by Motoya Kondo and Tiziana Longo, based in Berlin since 2010. Their background is in performing arts, modern dance, martial arts, and butoh. After they trained for 5 years at the Kazuo Ohno Dance Studio, studying and working as dancers and stage assistants of Yoshito Ohno – a son of Kazuo Ohno, they left Japan and have started fieldwork research about traditional and ritual dances in Japan, India, Bali, and Tibetan area in Nepal.
Motimaru define dance as a way to experience deeper reality of our existence and are experimenting to create a new authentic dance method beyond any genre.
They have been performing in: the finale of the Marathon of the Unexpected at Venezia Biennale 2010, 9th International Choreography Competition "No Ballet”, International Dance Festival Lucky Trimmer2016, etc. and have been performing and teaching in Europe, Asia, Australia in over 30 cities.