石本華江  

代々日本舞踊を嗜む一家に生まれるが、5歳にてダンスを志望。石本家に反乱を起こす。以来ジャズ、モダン、コンテンポラリーダンスを行い、1999年ダンサーを目指し上京。ジャンルレスな独自のスタイルを築くことを目指し、演劇、インド舞踊なども始める。2002年より舞踏家和栗由紀夫氏に見出され、以来全作品に関わる。2003年からはCO.山田うんメンバーとして活動を開始。東洋的な身体性とボーダーレスな感覚で、舞台上での存在感の強さには定評がある。
主な出演作としてレニ・バッソ、CO.山田うん、和栗由紀夫氏の作品。自身の作品としてコラボレーション企画『衝 うずき』シリーズも好評を得ている。他にも映画や演劇での振り付け、または写真モデルとしても活躍するなどその活動は多岐にわたる。ミュージシャンとのコラボレーションユニット妄人文明(ワンニンブンメイ)のメンバー。

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Kae Ishimoto

Kae Ishimoto was born into a family of accomplished traditional Japanese dancers. She began to study jazz dance at age five, however, and this led to her carving a place for herself as a dancer that was in contradistinction to the Ishimoto family legacy. At age 15 she started pursuing modern and contemporary dance and took on these influences very deeply. Ms. Ishimoto arrived in Tokyo at age 20 aiming to construct an original, genre-less style that suited her desire to synthesize various elements and traditions of dance. She studied Indian dance and theater and was fortunate enough to meet the famed BUTOH dancer Yukio Waguri, with whom she has studied and performed since 2002. In 2003, she also joined the well-known contemporary dance company CO. Yamada Un. Through these diverse performing opportunities Ms. Ishimoto has established a reputation as an outstanding figure among up-and-coming contemporary dancers in Japan. Her style blends an Eastern sense of the body with a borderless sensitivity that can express both specific and universal themes.