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Tiziana Longo


"Dance has the power to dig beyond our daily perception and conceptual word. I don't dance to show some skill or something. I have nothing to show but to share. In my dance I don´t move I am moved by. But by what? Such a question throw me to experience what I can’t define. And when I share it on stage I pray that whatever it was , it is and it will be ...may be rich for everybody, audience and me and may it leave something in the air between. May a flower bloom in the space ...may the wind blow...May the audience can hear a crane´s song“.

Tiziana Longo is born in Sicily, choreographer, dancer, teacher and co-founder of Motimaru Dance Company.
She has studied modern dance since childhood and after B.A. in Performing Arts at Bologna University, she moved to Japan to study at the Kazuo Ohno Dance Studio. She has researched at Keio Art University crossing points between Euro-Asian performing arts (Artaud/Grotowski/Tatsumi Hijikata and Pina Bausch/Kazuo Ohno). She has been working for several years with Yoshito Ohno, son of Kazuo Ohno, as stage assistant and dancer, and has been selected as Fellowship for Young Artists Program by Agency for Cultural Affairs of Japan in 2006. After leaving Japan, she has started field work researches of local and traditional dances in South India, Nepal, and Bali. She has been performing at “Milano Danza Festival 2009”, “Venezia Biennale 2010”, “No Ballet 2014”, “Lucky Trimmer 2016”, Hildesheim University, Academy of Media Arts Cologne, etc., and in more than 35 cities in Europe, Australia and Japan.

Solo Performance:
2006 "Frida Kalho: Bara to Botan" solo performance in Kazuo Ohno Dance Studio, Yokohama, Japan
2006 "Frida Kalho: Bara to Botan" in Sankeien Garden, Yokohama, Japan
2008 "Sete/Kawaki" solo performance directed by Yoshito Ohno in Session House Theatre, Tokyo, Japan
2009 solo performance "Sete" directed by Yoshito Ohno in Accademia D’Arte Drammatica Paolo Grassi for Milano Danza Festival in Milano, Italy
2010 "Seppun" solo performance Terpsichore theatre, Tokyo, Japan
2010 "Frida Kahlo" in Brotfabrik, Berlin, Germany

Performances in Japan:
2006 "Snow Moon Flower-SETSUGEKA" with Yoshito Ohno in Teatri di Vita, Bologna, Italy
2006 Kazuo Ohno Photo exhibihition “Hidden body” 100th year Photograph Collection Exhibition in Konika Minolta Plaza with Yoshito Ohno and Lucy Gregoire, Tokyo, Japan
2006 Performance with Yoshito Ohno at Aoyama Unimat Museam “Chagall and Ecole de Paris Collection”, Tokyo
2007 Hakushu Butoh Festival organized by Min. tanaka, Hakushu, Japan
2007 performance with Yoshito Ohno at Souki Festival, Japanese performing art festival with Nishioeda Bunichi, Yoshito Ohno and many other dancers, Tokyo, Japan
2007 "Snow Moon Flower-Setsugeka" with Ohno Yoshito in Kazuo Ohno Butoh Festival Dessin, Kushiro, “This is” jazz club, Kushiro, Hokkaido, Japan
2007 short appearance and stage assisting in "Kuu" of Yoshito Ohno in New York Butoh Festival, New York, USA

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" 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" in Theater AINSI, Maastricht, Holland
2014 "Twilight" in Theater Roxy, Basel, 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 “Yudo” in Gallery Yudo, Tokyo
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
2016 “赤 ー AKA ー RED” in Supalife Gallery, Berlin, Germany
2016 “赤 ー AKA ー RED Episode2” in Helmoldtplatz, Berlin, Germany
2016 “赤 ー AKA ー RED Episode3” in Tatwerk, Berlin, Germany
2016 “赤 ー AKA ー RED Episode4” in Tatwerk, Berlin, Germany
2017 “”MUT” in Theater X, Tokyo, Japan
2017 “Twilight” in Theater X, Tokyo, Japan
2017 “MUT” in Ackerstadpalast, Berlin, Germany