Mikuni Yanaihara

Japan Cultural Envoy FY2015
Mikuni Yanaihara
Choreographer, Director, Play writer / Associate professor of Performing arts course, Kinki University
  • Worked in Singapore, Malaysia, Korea, Thailand, Myanmar, Vietnam, the United States, Indonesia and the Philippines
  • Active Period:From August 22, 2015 to January 31, 2016
  • Birthplace:Ehime, Japan
  • Academic background:Osaka University of Health and Sport sciences, School of Dance

Majored in Dance at University and she won the NHK Award and plenty of other prizes when she was a student.

In 1997, she established the dance group called “Nibroll” and has been invited overseas and domestic dance festivals.

She started her own project; “Mukuni Yanaihara Progect” and had done play script and producing. “The Blue Bird” had remained as one of the last candidate works of the 52th Kunio Kishida’s Drama Award. In 2008, she got the grand prize of “Japan Dance Forum Award”.

CAREER

1997 Established the dance group “Nibroll” and works as chair and choreographer
2001 Won the “National Conference Award” at Rencontres Choregraphiques Internationales de Seine-Saint-Denis Yokohama Platform
2004 Won the “Special Members Award of Mori Art Museum” at the exhibition of “Roppongi Crossing” hold by Mori Art Museum
2007 Her solo dance work “Sayonara(Goodbye)” won the “Excellence Award” at the 1st Japanese Dance Forum Award
2008 Work “The Blue Bird” had remained as one of the last candidate works of the 52th Kunio Kishida’sDrama Award
2010 Work “Maemuki! Taimon(Poisitive! Taimon)” won the “Excellent Award” at Shakespeare Competition
2012 Won “Yokohama City Cultural Art Encouragement Award”
Work “Maemuki! Taimon(Poisitive! Taimon)” won the 56th Kunio Kishida’s play Award
2014 Performed “see/saw” during Malaysia Tour.
Published her new work at “Dance in Asia 2014” in Hong Kong and Taipei

WEB

http://www.nibroll.com/index.html