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), Memory Wax (SE). She was a member of Dansalliansen 2010-2019.

She joined Nya 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 :

2019 -Nya Rörelsen common project 'Dance Safari' 

        -Memory Wax 'ABC'

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 :

2019 - Collaboration work with Nya Rörelsen 'Dance Safari'

        - Solo 'One Moment'

2018 'Lycka'

2015 ‘Hej då Campanella’

2013 Collaboration work with Rörelsen ‘Non Blndes’

2012 ’Milky Way Rail Road’ 

2010 ’Day Dream’