Motimaru / Dance Company

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moti - movements of the origin.
maru - ship traveling in metamorphose between reality and illusion, life and death.

Motimaru is a medium to reveal the truth of the body and mind.
Motimaru is a traveling 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. 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 universal dance method beyond any genre.
They have been performing and teaching in: the finale of the Marathon of the Unexpected at Venezia Biennale 2010, 9th International Choreography Competition "No Ballet”, International Dance Festival Lucky Trimmer2016, Hildesheim University, Academy of Media Arts Cologne, etc. and have been performing and teaching in Europe, Asia, Australia in over 35 cities.

The activity of Motimaru is on hiatus since 2023 and Motoya Kondo and Tiziana Longo works as solo artists. Please refer to each website for their activities.
Motoya Kondo:
Tiziana Longo: