ABOUT

Yuko Matsuyama is a voice and movement artist. She was taken into dance by her mother and master of Nihon Buyoh ( Japanese classical dance) Fujima Kankyohmi at age of two. Her career as a professional theater performer started at the musical and Revue company Takarazuka Revue (Japan), where she had performed for their original productions, well known musicals such as ‘Me & My Girl’, Tommy Tune’s ‘Ground Hotel’ or ‘Elisabeth’ by Michael Kunze, also the overseas tours in London (Coliseum Theater), Hong-kong (HKCC) and Berlin (Friedrichstadtpalast).

The last two decades she became a freelancer, since 2010 she locates in Berlin and exploring the interface between dance and music. She is residence artist in Haus Schwarzenberg in Berlin Mitte, where she organises improvisations and live performances as an experimental platform, a rendezvous.

As a Pilates based physical trainer she teaches at dance schools and studios in Berlin.
In 2017 she received her MA Choreography at HZT Berlin (HfS Ernst Busch and UDK Berlin).
Think the performing art as an intercultural dialogue, she creates, collaborates and give lecture, lecture-performance as well as personal coaching.

Photo Henryk Weiffenbach

TEACHING_WORKSHOP_LECTURE
Subject : Movement research Kimono and Japanese dance fan
Since 2022 Lecture performance at Humboldt Forum, Museum für Asiatische Kunst
2023      Summer Workshop at Casina Settarte, Italy
2023      Berlin Asia Arts Festival
SS2022 Seminar at MA Choreography at HZT Berlin (The Ernst Busch Academy of Dramatic Arts)
Subject : Music, Voice training and voice oriented performance coaching
WS2023 Seminar at Danceworks Berlin
SS2020 Seminar at UDK Berlin (Berlin University of Arts – Performance and Time-based Media Class)
Subject : Pilates based conditioning training
Since 2017 Dance education program at Danceworks Berlin
Since 2010 Dance center  Tanzfabrik Berlin and Marameo Berlin
Company training (Jazz dance, Modern dance and Classic Ballet)
2008–2010  at Tokyo Disney Resort

DIRECTORS
Music Theater | Yukio Ninagawa 蜷川 幸雄, Christian Römer
Musical & Revue Theater | Masaya Ishida(石田昌也), Shinji Kimura(木村信司), Tadashi Kusano(草野旦), Haruhiko Masatsuka(正塚晴彦), Akio Miki(三木章雄), Akane Muromachi(室町あかね), Akira Nakamura(中村暁),Ittoku Nakamura(中村一徳), Keiji Okada(岡田敬二), Tetsunori Ota(太田哲則), Sumio Sakai(酒井澄夫), Yukihiro Shibata(柴田侑宏), Masasumi Tani(谷正純), Tommy Tune, Shinji Ueda(植田 紳爾), among others.

CHOREOGRAPHERS
Contemporary &Tanztheater: Tomi Paasonen(PAA, KUNST-STOFF), 
Mercedes Appugliese & FlorianBilbao(A+B Tanzbau
),Uran Hirosaki(neoRevo/REVO), Christine Bonansea, Carlos Osatinsky & Fernando N. Pelliccioli.
Theater&Jazz:  Kiyomi Hayama(羽山 紀代美), Akiko Kanda(アキコカンダ), Etsuko Kawasaki(川崎 悦子), Hiroshi Kita(喜多弘), Kiyomi Maeda(前田清実), Kenji Nakao(中尾ケンジ), Kayoko Nakura(名倉加代子), Tamae Sha(謝珠栄),Sumire Shoh(尚すみれ), Yukio Ueshima(上島雪夫), among others.
Broadway: Tommy Tune
Japanese Classical Dance “Buyoh”: Juraku Hanayagi(花柳寿楽), Yoshijirou Hanayagi(花柳 壽應), Fujima Kankyomi(藤間勘恭美), among others.

MUSICIANS
Hawaiian | Hula Hut & The Seven Seas
Jazz | TWIRLS (Alexander Beierbach and Nicolas Schulze )
Experimental | Guido Möbius, Schneider TM aka. Dirk Dresselhaus
Electro : Patric Catani, Naoki Kenji, Lemongrassmusic (Roland & Daniel Voss), Terranova, Xaver von Trayer.
Industrial | AUTOMAT (Jochen Arbeit, Achim Färber und Georg Zeitblom)
Oriental | BabaZula
Bob Rutman (1931 – 2021)

DE:
Yuko ist eine Performing-Arts Künstlerin (Vokal, Tanz, Schauspiel). Sie begann bereits mit zwei Jahren eine traditionelle japanische Tanzausbildung bei ihrer Mutter und schloss ihre Ausbildung für Theater an der Tanakrazuka Music School in Japan ab. In ihrer Jugend war Yuko in der Musical-/Theatergruppe Takarazuka Revue engagiert. Mit berühmten Broadway Musicals und Eigenproduktionen gastierten sie auch außerhalb Japans in London, Hong Kong und 2000 im Friedrichstadt-Palast Berlin. Yuko arbeitete freiberuflich in Japan in Theaterproduktionen, in Tokio als Performerin, Kompanietrainerin und choreographische Assistentin. Zur zeitgenössischen Tanzszene fand sie durch die Zusammenarbeit mit dem finnischen Choreographen Tomi Paasonen. Seit 2010 ist sie als Künstlerin im Haus Schwarzenberg in Berlin ansässig, wo sie auch Live-Performances als Experimentierplattform an der Schnittstelle zwischen Tanz und Musik organisiert. 2015 – 2017 studiert sie den Masterstudiengang Choreographie an der HfS „Ernst Busch“ [ Hochschulübergreifendes Zentrum  Tanz Berlin].