The instructor of the workshops is a Butoh dancer / Disciple of TOMOE SHIZUNE / Member of “TOMOE SHIZUNE & HAKUTOBO” / Master of Wakayagi-ryu of Japanese dance. She graduated from the Urushi-art course in the Dept. of Craft, Faculty of Fine Arts in Tokyo University of the Arts / President of OFFICE TOMOE Co., Ltd. / Board member of the Japan Association for the Promotion of Arts / Board member of EMERGENCY JAPAN -Life Support for Civilian War Victims.

Premier Dancer “Maihime” of Butoh, KAGAYA SANAE has participated in performances of “TOMOE SHIZUNE & HAKUTOBO” since while she was still in university.

She has appeared in many performances of International theatre/dance Festival including solo performance. It has formally participated to Adelaide Festival, Edinburgh International Festival, Sibiu International theatre festival, South-East Asia Tour supported by JAPAN FOUNDATION, Biennale Musiques en Scene, Dublin International Theatre Symposium, European Capital of Culture’s program ‘BodyConstitution’ in Wrocław and so on.

Both internationally and domestically, she has conducted collaboration performances with many artists in different genres of art.

Photo: Facial expression by KAGAYA SANAE. © OFFICE TOMOE


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