have directors in various fields such as; visual images, music and fine arts, and investigate one them. We have no general directors, but create one work with each director's various ideas.It is a characteristic that our performance is not confirmed to dance, but it is a concert, a play, cinema, or an art exhibition. We entrust every decision to each audience. Our final aim is not a public performan-ce, but to explore new field with having active communication with various fields.
2009. "Japan Dance Forum Award 2009 Grand Prix"
2004. "The Mori Art Museum Contemporary Award"
2002. "The National Advisory Panel Award"
Bagnolet International Choreography Contest
2000. "The Millennium Culture and Art Festival Award"
The visual director Keisuke Takahashi and choreographer Mikuni Yanaihara from Nibroll formed Off Nibroll which mostly deals with the relationship between body and image, in 2005. We intend to isolate dance from theater, and remove the barrier between audience and performers. We fulfill this idea by using a small gallery spaces to maintain a close distance with the audiences, and, furthermore, to form their creation with the audiences‘s existence. By doing this, to bring the new body into their work becomes a challenge, but it also releases the form of dance to a bigger variety group of people.
2007. HIROSHIMA Contemporary Art Museum – Re-Act 2007 prize
2007. OSAKA Art Triennial 2007 Jury Recommended Award
Since high school, when she began to dance, Yanaihara has won numerous awards for her work, including the NHK Award at a national high school dance competition.After graduating from university with a degree in dance, Yanaihara turned her sights on film and enrolled in film school. Since creating Nibroll in 1997, Yanaihara has taken brought Nibroll to festivals a range of festivals including the Oregon Dance Festival, the San Francisco Butoh Festival, and the Berlin Fusion Festival, earning great critical acclaim as a choreographer.
A visual artist, Takahashi is visual director for Nibroll Company, an interdisciplinary arts collective. Nibroll Company has created many video and performance pieces and has participated in arts festivals throughout Japan and the world. Takahashi, as a solo artist, has also created many visual installations and his work has been presented in China, Italy and throughout the world. He received the MAM Contemporary Award from Mori Art Museum in 2004 as well as the Committee Recommendation Award from Japan Media Arts Festival in 2006. He also creates many TV and print ads for companies such as Adidas and FIFA, and produces many music videos as well.
Participating in Nibroll as sound director since 2005. Also he is a main member of the band "MEXI" and played some live performances, made many music for some dance and theatre campany. Also participating in SSS,T（Six Strings Sonic,The) as a guitarist, and won the excellence prize of "the 2005 Japan Media Arts Festival".
7歳よりクラシックバレエをはじめ、ベルギー、バンクーバーなどに渡り様々なダンスを学ぶ。さらにダンスを深く学ぶためカナダトロントのSchool of Tronto Dance Theatre に入学。２年後卒業し、帰国後は現在までNibroll、Co.山田うん、タバマ企画等で国内外の公演に出演。07年文化庁海外研修員として渡独。近年は自作の作品を発表するなど、少しずつ創作活動も開始。+web site
Previous productions include Nibroll, chelfitsch, Azumabashi Dance Crossing and ALIVE ART MATSURI. Producing cutting edged Japanese theatre, contemporary dance and performance art, presented works explore physical expression that questions preconceived ideas. Venues chosen for our performances not only include conventional theatre halls but also alternative spaces, such as clubs / live house, galleries and museums. We always try to pioneer alternative fields. +precog