BIOGRAPHY

Takako Ihoda

Born in Sumida-ku, Tokyo. Studied painting.
Participated in the Toru Iwashita Dance Workshop in '94.
Engaged in improvisational dance, exploring the body as a device.
Started a performance series “Ta chi ta sa_” in '95. The performance begins from the position lying on the ground on the back, leaving the body to the mercy of gravity, then gradually rises the body paying attention to minor movements in rising, sometimes stops and goes back, to a standing posture finally. This procedure takes about sixty minutes. Performed in various environments since then. Report display, Installation, Collaboration, Art event participation.
* Toru Iwashita dance/improvisation , sankai juku

Main exhibitions and performances

  • 2019

    June 21 Performance in public "Stand up at the summer solstice"
    Site : Riverbank at Edogawa-ku
    March 21, April 19 and May 18 Performances in public "Standing under the full moon"
    Site : Riverbank in Edogawa-ku
  • 2018

    December 6 Performance “Ta chi ta sa” Confronting Barnett Newman in Basel
    Ta chi ta sa vs White Fire IV, Day Before One
    Venue & Cooperation : Kunstmuseum Basel (Switzerland)
    November 27 - December 11 “Ta chi ta sa_”Ausstellung 2018
    “Ta chi ta sa” konfrontiert mit Barnett Newman in Amsterdam
    Gallery: Philosophicum / Druckereihalle (Basel)
    Screening the movie of the performance on a wall screen, Display photographs and documents
    February 23, March 15 Performance (closed, photograph documentation) ,
    April 30 Open Performance “Ta chi ta sa” vs Rock Balancing

    Collaborator : Chitoku Ishihana Site : Riverbank at Kaminagatoro
  • 2017

    June 28 - July 8 “Ta chi ta sa_” Exhibition 2017
    “Ta chi ta sa” Confronting Barnett Newman in Amsterdam
    Gallery: Ningyo-cho Vision's (Nihonbashi Horidome-cho)
    Screening the movie of the performance on a wall screen, Display photographs and documents
  • 2016

    December 5 Performance (closed) “Ta chi ta sa” Confronting Barnett Newman in Amsterdam
    Ta chi ta sa vs Cathedra
    Venue & Cooperation : Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam (Netherlands)
  • 2014

    June 6 - 16 “Ta chi ta sa_” Exhibition 2014 Collaborated works exhibition
    Gallery: MAKII MASARU FINE ARTS (Asakusabashi, Tokyo)
    “Ta chi ta sa_”performance 2014
    June 13 <<Official trip! ☆Otona-Disco AKEMI☆ =We will certainly comply with your request, Miss Ihoda>> Produced by Mayu Takagi
    June 15 <<Stand up in Improvising Space>>
    Collaborators : Toru Iwashita (dance / improvisation)
    Kenichi Takeda (electric taisho-koto, texts)
  • 2011

    July 15 - 26 “Ta chi ta sa_” Exhibition 2011 Collaborated works exhibition

Past co-stars

Toru Iwashita (dance / improvisation) Tenko (voice) Namiko Kawamura (act / walking) Kenichi Takeda (electric Taishogoto)
Kubikukuri Takuzou (action) Eiko Ishibashi (voice / keyboard) Kosuke Yoneyama (Japanese painting) Soiree (chanson)
Yasunori Ikunishi (Installation / Performance) Eugene Okano (Piano) Chitoku Ishihana (Master Ishihana)
..other..