Takeshi Matsumoto

Takeshi Matsumoto (he/ him) is a Japanese dance artist and a dance movement psychotherapist, experienced in working with children with autism and learning disabilities both in the UK and Japan. 

Takeshi Matsumoto

Growing up in Japan, his practice both in life and performing art is influenced by 和-Wa, harmony, peacefulness, quiet and contentment ways of living and balancing with others and environment. He was awarded an artist development programme as a Vital Spark associate artist and is currently touring Club Origami, a dance performance for children aged 6 years old and under and their families, commissioned and produced by Little Big Dance. In recent years, he has been committed to an independent project to create dance performances with stateless refugee children in Thailand, tackling issues around social injustice and the rights of children. 

Website: sevencircles.co.uk
Contact: takeshi.matsumoto@outlook.jp

This biography was provided by the artist.

Little Big Dance Festival & Symposium

Two Japanese performers, a man and a woman, in white sleeveless tops fold paper in an origami style. One is knelt down and placing their paper on a long white mat while the male performer stands up behind her. An audience of children and mothers are watching on. They are in a dark room with the stage area lit.

Little Big Dance Festival & Symposium

A two-day conference featuring performances of Little Big Dance commissions, new sharings, panel discussions and more

Monday 19 - Tuesday 20 February 2024
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Little Big Dance Festival & Symposium