Bio

                         Dancer & Choreographer

Rumiko Otsuka

Rumiko Otsuka was born and raised in Tokyo, Japan.


After she graduated Arnhem Dans Academie in Holland 2001, started her professional career as a dancer in Norrdans(SE). She joined Skånes dans teater(SE) in 2005. Since 2009 she works as a freelance dancer. She worked for Recoil Dance Group/Tina Tarpgaard(DK), Skånes dansteater(SE), Zappala Danza(IT), Khamlane Halsackda(SE/UK), Somatic Noise(SE/DK), Småland Musik och Teater(SE), Camilla Stage(DK). She is a member of Dansalliansen since 2010.

She joined Rörelsen summer 2013.


The work is strongly influenced by her background. The focus is on exploring a Japanese culture and heritage and finding where this has a place within the work she makes. She uses her dual experiences of living in Sweden and blending this with her own history with Japan, thereby creating a multi cultural dance/theater language that is not only unique but can really communicate with audiences.





Guest productions :


2018  -Memory Wax 'Claroscuro'

         - Duet 'Barock och Dans' choreographed by Marie Brolin-Tani


2017 -Memory Wax 'I Skuggans Land'

         -Dansnät Sverige National tour

         Khamlane Halsackda 'Yellow Card'


2016 -Camilla Stage 'Gold Diggers under the SUN'

        - Khamlane Halsackda ‘Doctor’

        - Maria Naidu ‘Doris. Do or Don’t’

       

2013- Somatic Noise ’Stimulation Overload’ Choreographer: Kirstine Ilum


2012 -Recoil performance group ’Living Room’ Choreographer: Tina Tarpgaard

        -Khamlane Halsackda ’Yellow Card’


2011 -compagnia zappla danza ’Odisseo’ Choreographer: Roberto Zappala

        -Skånes Dansteater 'Who let the dog out?'  Choreographer: Lidia Wos


2010 -Recoil performance group ’Fuck You Buddy’ Choreographer: Tina Tarpgaard

        -Smålands Musik och Teater Choreographer: Marie Brolin-Tani


2009 Skånes Dansteater ’Black Silk’ Jorma Uotinen, Pontus Lidberg



Professional engagements :


2005-2008 Skånes Dansteater (dir. Mrie Brolin-Tani, Sweden)


    Vilpi Pahkinen, Marie Brolin-Tani, Didy Veldman, Orjan Andersson, Per Jonsson, Angelin Preljocaj


2001-2005 Norrdans (dir. Jeanne Yasko, Sweden)


    Rui Horta, Uri Ivgi, Ted Stoffer, Jeanne Yasko, Hanna Gillgren, Stephen Petronio, Roberto Zappara, Itzik Galili



Own Choreographic work :


2018 'Lycka'


2015 ‘Hej då Campanella’


2013 Collaboration work with Rörelsen ‘Non Blndes’


2012 ’Milky Way Rail Road’ 


2010 ’Day Dream’