Electric Japan: Fukiko Takase
We are delighted to present an exclusive interview with the extraordinary New York born Japanese dancer/choreographer Fukiko Takase along with a taste of her piece 1 0 0 1 and an insight into its creation.
1 0 0 1 is a collaboration between Takase and award-winning composer Dustin O’Halloran. The electronics-forward, existential theater/dance performance asks the question, “as we approach the age of AI, how will a new form of consciousness manifest inside a body? What will happen to our soul?”
Fukiko Takase was born in New York and raised in Japan. She has been dancing since the age of two under her mother Takako Takase and Katsuko Orita’s dance training. When she was 14, Fukiko started creating and performing her work for competitions to develop her creativity and physical capabilities. She received the Cultural Affairs Fellowship from the Japanese government, studied at Codarts Rotterdam Dance Academy, London Contemporary Dance School. As a dancer, she worked for Henri Oguike Dance Company (2006–2010), Russell Maliphant (2010), and Company Wayne McGregor (2011–2018). Fukiko danced with Thom Yorke in a music video and featured in projects for AnOther Magazine, County of Milan, Channel 4, The Brits, BBC Late Night Proms and Uniqlo. Her choreography includes Autumn Hunch and Cultivate a Quiet Joy.