SAYAKA AKITSU
Dance artist (NL/ JP)

18 March 2016
Improvisation
Sayaka Akitsu (dance), Ansuman Biswas (sound ), Terry Day (sound ) & Blanca Regina (audiovisual)
During STRANGE UMBRELLAS #12
The Auditorium Level 6 FOYLES 107 Charing Cross Road London WC2H 0DT

31 July 2015
"8"
Performance Sayaka Akitsu & Tashi Iwaoka | Music Robbert van Hulzen
Freakatoni Witchy weekends by Katie Duck

24 - 26 July 2015
"Apples fall down, why doesn't the moon?Apples fall down, why doesn't the moon?"
Choreography & performance Sayaka Akitsu
Lago film festival, Italy

2 - 12 July 2015
"Posthuman: all that glitters"
Concept/regie: Carla Róisín
Performance Carla Róisín, Sayaka Akitsu, Francesca Lazzeri, Loes Schaap
Music & live electronics Stephan Raidl
Production-technique support Driek Voskens
Over het IJ Festival

14 June 2015
"Wonderland" directed by Makiko Ito
a music and dance improvisation for family
OT301

21 May 2015
"Grandmother's white hair" by Sayaka Akitsu
Performance Yui Nakagami, Sayaka Akitsu
Douhuis Galerie

06&07 March 2015
"Blind piece" Choreography Sayaka Akitsu
Performance Ayaka Nakama, Juri Nishioka, Kazuma Yamamoto
Production JCDN, Co-production NPO DANCE BOX & Art Theater dB KOBE
Dance box, Kobe in the framework of ODORINI IKUZE!! Second B program.

07 February 2015
"Grandmother's white hair" by Sayaka Akitsu
Performance Juri Nishioka, Kyoko Nomura, Sayaka Akitsu
Fukuoka dance fringe festival
Konya gallery, Fukuoka Japan

25 January 2015
"Grandmother's white hair" by Sayaka Akitsu
Performance Juri Nishioka, Kyoko Nomura, Sayaka Akitsu
33 vol.2, Hatsunekan 802 Kyoto, Japan

4 October 2014
"Wonderland" - a dance and music improvisation for family
Direction Makiko Ito
Maarten Luther Kerk, Dintelstraat 134 A

11, 13 & 14 September 2014
Grandmother's white hair" by Sayaka Akitsu
Choreography Sayaka Akitsu
Performance Malin Gebken, Ilse Van Haastrecht and Sayaka Akitsu
Music Music Douwe Smit
Amsterdam Free Fringe Festival (entrance free)
at De Nieuwe Anita, Thursday 11th September 20:00
at De Vonderltent, Saturday 13th September 18:00
at De Nieuwe Anita, Sunday 14th September 21:40

15 August 2014
Showing of "Blind piece:1 Happiness" by Sayaka Akitsu
17:15 PARTS Studio2 / during PARTS summer studio
"Blind piece: 1 Happiness" - a piece by Sayaka Akitsu (work in progress)
Participated artist Maria De Dueñas Lopez, Rafaela Sahyoun, Yui Nakagami
This project is currently in research towards its Japanese premiere in March 2015 at Kobe produced by JCDN in a collaboration with Dance box Kobe. Taking places at Magpie improvisation summer course/ Amsterdam and PARTS summer studio/ Brussels.

22 - 23 + 26 July 2014
Workshop + performance "Blind piece" by Sayaka Akitsu

22 - 23. July 2014 18:00 - 21:00 workshop / 26 July Freakatoni perofrmance weekend
@Studio seven, Amsterdam / free of charge.
During Katie Duck MAGPIE improvisation summer course Amsterdam
"Blind piece" - a piece by Sayaka Akitsu (research process)
Performance Workshop group

11 May 2014
"Wonderland" - a dance and music improvisation for family
Direction Makiko Ito
Maarten Luther Kerk, Dintelstraat 134 A

19 April 2014
"Life and death"
Improvisation performance series by Sayaka Akitsu & Maria Mavridou
Answer Me! (OpenPodium) Sint Jansstraat 37, 1012HG, Amsterdam

15 December 2013
"Grandmother's white hair"
Choreography Sayaka Akitsu
Performance Malin Gebken, Sandrina Lindgren and Sayaka Akitsu
Easy Sunday at Maarten Luther kerk, Amsterdam

28 November 2013, 21:00
"Apples fall down, why doesn't the moon?"
Choreography and performance Sayaka Akitsu - Solo night at OT301, Amsterdam

22 November 2013
"Life and death"
Improvisation performance series by Sayaka Akitsu & Maria Mavridou

9 August 2013
"Grandmother's white hair"
Choreography Sayaka Akitsu
Performance Workshop group | Dance Ida Katinka Fridan Pedersen, Malin Gebken, Sandrina Lindgren, Shelly Owen, Keerthi Basavarajaiah, Chandana Sarma, Bram Vreeswijk, Susan van den Berg, Music Alfredo Genovesi, Friederike Motzkau, Anna Porubcansky, Ewan Downie
Studio Seven, Amsterdam
This performance is a part of "Freakatoni's Witchy Weekends 2013" in the framework of Magpie summer course by Katie Duck & Alfredo Genovesi

7 August 2013, 20:00 - 22:00
Workshop towards performance "Grandmother's white hair"
This workshop is a part of Magpie summer course by Katie Duck & Alfredo Genovesi
Studio Seven, Amsterdam

27 July 2013
"Grandmother's white hair" at Spiel festival - Andorf, Austria
Choreography Sayaka Akitsu
Performance Sayaka Akitsu, Silvia Bennet, Laryssa Kim, Liis Vares, Milena Chavez-Cisneros, Music Luigi, Robin Paul Braum, Denice

15 June 2013
"Grandmother's white hair" during "tip the triplets" - Vlam oost zee, Amsterdam
Choreography Sayaka Akitsu Performance Sayaka Akitsu and Sandrina Lindgren

1 June 2013
Informal showing during "33 Informal showing evening" - Hatsunekan 802, Kyoto Japan
Research presentation of Sayaka Akitsu
"Emergency landing of squid at the Himalayas" Performance Yuki Goda, Kei Tsujimoto, Narihiro Matsumoto
"Grandmother's white hair" Performance Sayaka Akitsu and Kyoto Nomura

18 April 2013
Dance improvisation "Lingxi and Sayaka" - Bazaar compatible, Shanghai China
Performance Lingxi Li and Sayaka Akitsu

05 April 2013
Performance in Malin Bülow's installation work during Performance Plus - Kunst&zo Zwolle
Performance Sayaka Akitsu, Silvia Bennet, Anne van Duuren

31 March 2013
“Angry egg” - Steve Biko festival, Steve bikoplein Amsterdam
Performance Sayaka Akitsu, Maria Mavridou, Roman Zotter, and Gerri Jager

26 March 2013
Apples fall down, why doesn’t the moon?” - Danse d'ailleurs festival, Caen France
Choreography and performance Sayaka Akitsu

13 March 2013
A film screening "Tenchikaibyaku" by Chris Rudz during "Shortcutz Amsterdam"- Canvas at Wibaustraat150 1091GR Amsterdam
Direction Chris Rudz Collaboration with Sayaka Akitsu, Yuki Goda, Quick

09 March 2013
A performance during "Hope Step Japan!" - Mediamatic fabriek, Van Gendthallen Voc-kade 1018LG Amsterdam
Performance Ito, Eiichi Kimura, Tashi Iwaoka, Sayaka Akitsu, Yedo Gibson, Alfredo Genovesi, Ayumi Matsuda

20 January - 11 February 2013
A biteA bite” Japan & Greece tour (Made possible by the embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands)
Concept and choreography Sayaka Akitsu
Created for and with Artemis Lampiri and Alma Sua Lindenhovius
- 11 Feb Yokohama dance collection EX Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse No.1,Yokohama
- 3 Feb Fukuoka dance fringe festival Dai Hakata hall, Fukuoka
- 31 Jan Flowing Karasuma, Kyoto
- 20 January Workshop including a presentation and a performance of “A bite” - Perfect Massin in Athens, Greece

09 february 2013
Apples fall down, why doesn't the moon?Apples fall down, why doesn’t the moon?” - Yokohama dance collencion EX showcase
Choreography and performance Sayaka Akitsu

October - December 2012
Gracefully Entangled In A Whirlpool Of Exchange” by Sayaka Akitsu & Maria Mavridou2012
This is a durational performance exhibition during “Ruilen” at mediamatic

3 November 2012
“TERRA NULLIUS (no man's land)” - Stedelijk museum, Amsterdam
Concept Ema Nik Thomas and Maria Mavridou, Performance Sayaka Akitsu and Yurie Umamoto
This is a durational performance during Museumnaght

11-12-13.October 2012
“Steal A Moment” - a performance during PUNCH Festival
Concept and choreography Jakob Proyer and Sarah Kate Gardiner
Dansmakers Amsterdam, Noord Amsterdam

3-5.September 2012
“THE SEAMSTRESS [IN CASE OF EMERGENCY] “ - Amsterdam Fringe festival
Concept Eva Schippers, Play content research Sayaka Akitsu, Suzanne Kollen, Yunjoo Kwak, Silvia Ulloa Marquez, Dina Roussou, Dramaturgy and support Josine Sibum Special thanks Goleb, Krystian Lada
This is an auditive installation performance during Amsterdam Fringe festival at Trouwgebouw [Performance in english] http://www.she-man.nl/

4-8.July 2012
Installation work by Malin Bülow during Reidveld academy graduation show
Rietveld Academy Roeskestraat 96 1076 ED, Amsterdam
Concept Malin Bülow Performance Sayaka Akitsu and Maria Mavridou

24.June 2012
Wonderland” - a dance and music improvisation for family
Direction Makiko Ito
Maarten Luther Kerk, Dintelstraat 134 A

23.June 2012
Easy Sunday #04 - a plat form for a working process
Organization Sayaka Akitsu and Doron Hirsch
Zonneplein, Amsterdam Noord

16.June 2012
Wonderland” - a dance and music improvisation for family
Direction Makiko Ito
Maarten Luther Kerk, Dintelstraat 134 A

19.April 2012
“Movement with a rest product: space #2” - a performance while FLAM3
Concept Rose Akras
ARTI, Amsterdam

05.April 2012
Installation work by Malin Bülow during Opening performance of Kunstpodium T
Kunstpodium T Noordstraat 105 Tilburg
Leerling/Meester expo#6: Rinke Nijburg

03.Mar, 6 April 2012
“Via Crucis” - a performance

03.03 Borne 03.04 Arnhem 06.04 Ottersum
Concept and direction Maarten Vonk
Performance Maarten Vonk and Sayaka Akitsu

17.March2012
“Wonderland” - a dance and music improvisation for family
Direction Makiko Ito
Maarten Luther Kerk, Dintelstraat 134 A

11.March 2012
Hope Step Japan!” - an event for the Japan earthquake

28.January 2012
“Limited garden” - raw work in progress
Idea and performance Sayaka Akitsu and Maria Mavridou
VLAM, Amsterdam