Dancer & Choreographer
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'
2015 ‘Hej då Campanella’
2013 Collaboration work with Rörelsen ‘Non Blndes’
2012 ’Milky Way Rail Road’
2010 ’Day Dream’