Motimaru / Dance Company

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Motoya Kondo


“Searching for applause, success and fames... and when I die none of them will be important for nobody. I have been questioning how dance and art can truly contribute to the world. I searched for great maestros of dance in different disciplines and countries and had great chances to study, meet, and discuss with them, received a lot from them, yet did not find an answer for what I was looking for. And now I try to bridge between age old Eastern contemplative traditions and contemporary art, and let the dance of primordial space manifest by itself...”

Motoya Kondo is born in Nagoya, Japan, choreographer, dancer, and co-founder of Motimaru Dance Company. From 2005 he had been studying butoh with Yoshito Ohno, son of Kazuo Ohno and worked as his assistant. After leaving Japan in 2010 he has started field work researches of local and traditional dances in India , Nepal, and Bali, studied with Agun Anom Putra, I Made Djimat, and Ida Bagus Oka Wirjana. Since 2008, he has been immersed in the practice and study of Eastern contemplative traditions, particularly following the Tibetan traditions, and bridging between contemporary art practices and the age old wisdom.
He has 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., Europe, Asia, Australia in over 40 cities.


2008 “Hozuki” in Torifune Butoh Sha at New National Theater, Tokyo
2009 "Kazutoki Umezu KIKI BAND ALCHEMIC TOUR 2009" with Yoshito Ohno, in Yokohama 7th Avenue4
2010 “EGG COSMOS” danced and directed by Motoya Kondo, in Terpsichore Theatre, Tokyo.

Motimaru Dance Company Performances(extract):
2010 "Shirokurochan" for Marathon of the unexpected, Venezia Biennale Festival 2010, in Teatro Piccolo Arsenale, Venezia, Italy
2010 "Shirokurochan" in Brotfabrik , Berlin, Germany
2010 "Frida Kalho" Supervise in Brotfabrik, Berlin, Germany
2010 "Shirokurochan" in Japan Festival at Urania, Berlin, Germany
2010 "Dance installation" in Malzfabrik, Berlin, Germany
2011 "Shirokurochan" in Japan Festival, Urania, Berlin, Germany
2011 "Charity for Japan" in Rufreaktor (Loophole), Berli, Germany
2012 "Heimat" in Japanisch-Deutsch Zentrum, Berlin, Germany
2012 Motimaru present “Butoh x Soundscapes” at Acud Theater, Berlin, Germany
2013 Performance in At.tension Theatre Dance Festival#5 in Larz, Germany
2014 "Space" in Katoomba, at Blue Mountains Cultural Centre Australia
2014 "Twilight" at Sekizincikat’ta in Istanbul, Turkey
2014 Motimaru presents Evolutive Dance Festival "Behind the Movements" at ACUD in Berlin
2014 "Twilight" at theater AINSI in Maastricht, Holland
2014 "Twilight" in Basel, at theater Roxy, Switzerland
2014 "Twilight" in 9th International Choreography Competition "No Ballet”, Ludwigshafen, Germany
2015 “Bodily News” in Tatwerk, Berlin, Germany
2015 “Twilight” in Brotfabrik, Berlin, Germany
2015 “Twilight” in Theater Zirkus, Antwerp, Belgium
2015 “Twilight” in Blackbox Deichman, Oslo, Norway
2015 Choreography showcase at OuDance Festival, Oulu, Finland
2016 “Twilight” in Dance Festival “Dance Ga Mitai”, Tokyo, Japan
2016 “Twilight” in Theater Terpsichore, Tokyo, Japan
2016 “Twilight” in International Dance Festival Lucky Trimmer2016, Berlin, Germany
2016 “Twilight” in Santorini Arts Factory, Santorini, Greece
2016 “Twilight” in Táp Színház, Budapest, Hungary
2016 “Twilight” in AckerstadtPalast, Berlin, Germany
2017 “Twilight” in Theater X, Tokyo, Japan