The concept of her performance is "to stir the inner
thoughts and the sub-consciousness encounter ".
The first deviance: She gradually stepped out of modern
dance, which she started on genealogy of Germany Expressionism
(Mary Wigman) in her childhood. She studied some kinds
of body work (including Alexander Technique and Feldenkrais
Method), bio-dynamics theory, and applied kinesiology.
In 1991, she started solo dance performance and workshop
exploring body sensation deeply by own way.
The second deviance: She received a doctorate (Ph.D.)
by research in medical science : " relationship
of arteriosclerosis and immunology", in 1993.
She felt unsatisfactory and serious ambivalences,
while interested and absorbed in science "preventive
medicine". 1995: Presented performance hTime-Spaceh
in according with her new concept and idea. Delving
the hidden truth about physical sensibility, she incorporates
"corporeal thinking" into her performance.
In 1996, she organized a contemporary
dance unit Esqui:nouver.
Their goal was found in the inducement of mental pictures,
resulting from one's awareness of spatial and physical
In her performances being composed of physical and
spatial expressions, Kitao incorporates not only her
contemplation on the theme which she brings up to
the level of abstraction, but also her confrontation
with the truth hidden in the physical perception.
While pursuing the themes of her works deeply and,
moreover, essentially, Kitao confronts the truths
underlying physical perception and seek to imbue her
performances with "corporal thinking" through
her physical expression and spatial presentation.
(She stoped unit activity as Esqui:nouver in 2002)
2001: Experience wandering performance activity in
Europe for 1 year.
Fascinated with the idea that a body is a phenomenon,
she expresses physical reactions triggered by feeling
as "corporeal matters" in her performances around
2003: Received the outstanding performance award at
International Theatre Festival in Moldova.
Now: Focusing on her solo dance activities including
collaborative productions with artists from various
fields. She is calling her works SHINTAI-GOTO, it
means the expression of body incidence, which is starting
from corporal knowing and body sensing in sub-consciousness
level in usually.
She is shearing her workshop and experimental performance
for sending the potentiality of Art in our daily life.
KITAO has been actively involved in the solo as well
as unit activities and collaboration with artists
in a variety of venues.
She opens her workshops in Japan, France, Germany,
Turkey, Armenia, Poland, and Guatemala from 2000.
Her workshop's title is gFeel
the body & Sense the movementh.
She can also give the another workshop gBio
Dynamics & Body Conditioningh(Dance
She worked as the physiotherapist for dancers of Pina
Bausch & Buppertal Tanztheater during the tour in
Japane and Europe in 2000 and 2001.
gThe Asbestos adhereing Gauzehandgmurmus of flying
Amoebahwere performed at Espace Culturel Bertin Poiree
in Paris (France) and Cafe ADA in Wuppertal (Germany),
in 2001and 2002. gThe Sleep of SOINE-ARBEITERhwas
presented at the festival in Kiel (Germany), Avignon
(France), Yerevan (Armenia), Chisinau (Moldova), Ougadougou
(Burkina-Faso), and Tokyo (Japan) in 2003. She was
awarded the prize at the international theatre festival
3rd eddition: One man Show in Yerevan (Moldova).
gThe Sleep of SOINE-ARBEITERhwas also presented
at the theater project in Istanbul (Turkey), Paris(France),
Gdansk(Poland), and Tokyo (Japan) in 2002-2005.
gMishima's HANJOhwas presented at the theater project
in Istanbul (Turkey), Antigua (Guatemala), Gdansk(Poland),
Paris(France), and Tokyo(Japan) in 2004-2006.
Collaborations with Haruo HIGUMA who is Video Artist
were presented in Tokyo(Japan) many times, and Beijin
and Shanhai (China) in gallery, theater and outdoor
etc. in 2004-2006.
Some performance tours in Europe
were supported by EU-Japan Fest in 2002, 2003, and
gChaotic Pregnancyhwas presented
at the theater project in Gdansk(Poland), Tokyo(Japan),
and Mexico-city(Mexico) in 2006-2007.
gZAERAEMEhwas presented at the theater project
in Tokyo(Japan) in 2009.
Duo piecegNiwatoriI-Mucohwas presented at the theater
project in Paris(France) in 2010.
She have some solo-performances and
wokshops granding on "SHINTAI-GOTO" in Japan
and France in 2006-.
Photo bookgSAKURAEKITAOhwas published as observatiom
for collaboration with SAKURA-trees and photographer(Kazumi
HIROSE) in 2007-2009.
DVDgROJI-URAEKITAOhwill be made
as observatiom for collaboration with alleyway in
Tokyo, Paris, Barcelona, and another city. to be continue.....