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BRILLIANT, PARTICULARLY THE SEEMINGLY

IMPROVISATORY SOLO DISTINCTIVE WAYS OF MAKING THEMSELVES

FELTWHILE WORKING IN ppA UNIppppppppppppppppppiSON. PppppppppppppppppppBRILLIANT, PARTICULARLYoii THE SEEMINGLYoooooiiiooooi IMPROVISATORY ooooiiSOLO BRILLIANT SOLO, iiRILiLIANT

FRENZIED MOVEMENTS AND INTIMATE FLOOR

WORK COLLABORATED FOR AN EXCEPTIONAL SOLO

Junichi Fukuda2014 presskit

“Junichi Fukuda led a very

fineensembleindeed.”

-Washingto

nPost

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PROFILE

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JUNICHI FUKUDA - After receiving Bachelor degree in Dance Performance from Boston Conserv-atory, Junichi began his professional career. First, he became a member of Ballet Tech in New York City, under the direction of Eliot Feld, a world-renowned choreographer. Moving to San Francisco in 2003, Junichi joined Oakland Ballet and later became affiliated as a soloist with Smuin Ballet/SF directed by Michael Smuin (former artistic director at San Francisco Ballet). Returning to New York City in 2005, Junichi began dancing with Lar Lubovitch Dance Company as a soloist. He joined Nejla Yatkin’s NY2 Dance in 2009 to be a part of the Berlin Wall Project, Cityfeatured by the New York Times, celebrating the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall in New York. Junichi has been a member of Buglisi Dance Theatre, New York Baroque Dance Company, the Peridance Con-temporary Dance Company, Bowen McCauley Dance, and Christopher K. Morgan & Artists where he is featured in many prominent roles. In addition to his performance with Buglisi Dance Theatre at the Joyce Theater in New York City, Junichi has toured throughout the US and overseas in Italy, Germany, Spain, Israel, France and Japan.

Junichi has worked with leading US choreographers such as Jacqulyn Buglisi (artistic director of Buglisi Dance Theatre, former principal of the Martha Graham Dance Company), Seán Curran (original member of an off-Broadway performance “Stomp” and artistic Director of NYU Tish Dance Department), Eliot Feld, Paul Taylor (artistic director of Paul Taylor Dance Company), Igal Perry (artistic director of Peridance Contemporary Dance Company, former faculty of the dance division of the Juilliard School), Michael Smuin, Catherine Turocy (artistic director of New York Baroque Dance Company), and Lar Lubovitch (artistic director of Lar Lubovich Dance Company). Junichi performed with world-famous dancers, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Jose Manuel Carreno (a former princi-pal with American Ballet Theatre), Desmond Richardson (Complexions), Rasta Thomas, Martine van Hamel, and Robert La Fosse.

Junichi has been active as a choreographer and his pieces have premiered in Boston, New York City, San Francisco, Washington DC, France, Spain, and Japan. He became an assistant choreogra-pher to Igal Perry, shaping pieces for Perry’s company and also for Complexions and Joffrey Ballet Ensemble. In 2006, Junichi was commissioned to create “KAGI” for the Buglisi Dance Theatre, as well as “White Dress” for Peridance Capezio Center in 2007. His duet “City of...” was chosen to be presented at the American Dance Guild Festival 2009 in New York City, which was restaged for Ci-tyDance Conservatory in Washington DC to perform in Brazil. Junichi collaborated with Baltimore base the Atlantic Guitar Quartet to create his signature multi-media solo “ECLOSION”, which was selected by numerous festivals and competitions, most recently by 18MASDANZA International Contemporary Dance Festival in Spain. He became a guest choreographer with Christopher K. Morgan & Artists in 2013 and with Bowen McCauley Dance in 2014.

Junichi is a recipient of 2012 S&R Washington Award, Dance Place’s 2012 New Releases Commission, and 2013 Performing Artist of the Year from RAW Washington DC. I was also nominated as the 2013 best individual performance of the year from Dance Metro DC Award.

Junichi explores his possibilities by challenging in numerous styles of dance. His currently interest is to discover a new way of movements by collaborating with artists in different genre.

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HILIGHTS

2014

2013

2012

2011

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RAW BostonPortland BalletBowen McCauley DanceAtlas Intersections FestivalBaltimore Invitationals FestivalPromethius Dance

MASDANZA International Contemporary Dance FestivalChristopher K. Morgan & ArtistsThe Alden TheatreRAW Washington DCNew York Baroque Dance CompanyBowen McCauley DanceMetro DC AwardFringe FestivalVelocity Dance FestivalAtlas Intersections FestivalBaltimore Summer Dance FestivalNew Releases Choreographers Showcase30th Choreographers ShowcaseDance Bethesda FestivalSkybetter & AssociatesMovius Dance

Kennedy Center Local Dance ProjectChristopher K. Morgan & ArtistsThe Alden TheatreNew Releases Choreographers ShowcaseFrance Tour with New York Baroque Dance CompanyVelocity Dance FestivalBowen McCauley Dance

Buglisi Dance TheatreSix Doors Japan TourGermany Tour with New York Baroque Dance CompanyVelocity Dance FestivalNY Dance en ProvenceTouring to France with New York Baroque Dance CompanyDance Film Finite and Infinite GamesBridge Stone Commercial

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AWARDS & FUNDS

2012 S&R Washington AwardDance Place’s 2012 New Releases Commission2013 Performing Artist of the Year from RAW Washington DC

REVIEWS

CHRISTOPHER K MORGAN & ARTIST ‘REVEAL’CityDance Studio Theater, MDNovember 18, 2011Fukuda did an amazing leap, tossing himself open-armed into the air like a shirt on a clothesline being swung by the wind.

by Carmel Morgan, BALLET DANCE MAGAZINENov.18.2011

KENNEDY CENTER LOCAL DANCE PROJECTDance Place, DCMay 20, 2013...Junichi Fukuda led a very fine ensemble indeed.

by Susan K. Galbraith, WASHINGTON POSTMay.20.2013

PORTLAND BALLET “BOLERO TO LA BAYADERE”Westbrook Performing Arts Center, MEMarch 29, 2014Fukuda was lithe and strong. He delivered a powerful set of running leaps and several smooth turnsequences.

by Jennifer Brewer, PORTLAND PRESS HERALDMar.30.2014

SPLICEDance New Amsterdam, New YorkDecember 3 - 6, 2009...danced solidly by...Junichi Fukuda...Live video projections of performers generated by the chaircams is unob-trusive and interesting...

by Quinn Batson, OFFOFFOFF.COMDec.11.2009

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WWW.FUKUDANCE.COM | 421 DENNETT STREET PORTSMOUTH NH 03801 | [email protected]

PERIDANCE ENSEMBLE 21ST ANNIVERSARYGerald W. Lynch Theater, New YorkJanuary 26 - 29, 2006...Perry’s Nocturne continues to be one of my favourites. This evening included notable performances by Chris-tine Freeman and Junichi Fukuda in the first duet. Fukuda’s genin, virile, honest approach was a fine comple-ment to Freeman’s clarity of line and focus...

by Tim Martin, DANCE EUROPEApr.12 2006

BUGLISI DANCE THEATREJoyce Theater, New YorkMarch 13 - 18, 2007Junichi Fukuda particularly stood out for their intensity and strength of purpose.

by lizabeth McPherson, BALLET.COMar.23.2007

OAKLAND BALLETParamount Theater Oakland, CANovember 7 - 10, 2003...Junichi Fukuda...managed to find distinctive ways of making themselves feltwhile working in a beautifully achieved unison.

by Paul Parish, The DANCE VIEW TIMESNov.10.2003

BUGLISI DANCE THEATRE 15th ANNIVERSARYJoyce Theater, New YorkFebruary 3 - 8, 2009...The new “Interplay No. 9-1” fared best. Set to evocative piano pieces by Bach, Chopin and Scriabin, these informal dances (in solo, duet and group formations) are often brilliant, particularly the seemingly improvisa-tory solo danced by Junichi Fukuda...

by Rebecca Milzoff, NEW YORK POSTFeb.3.2009

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CHOREOGRAPHIC REVIEWS

...the evening’s chief pleasure...Fukuda knew exactly what he was doing here: creating a work of easeful harmony...bringing to mind freedom and flight…in this altogether pleasing work. The real credit was due to Fukuda’s modest, tasteful proposal.”

-March 8, 2014 by Sarah Kaufman

...Junichi Fukuda’s “Eclosion,” were finely danced... -January 27, 2013 by Sarah Halzack

...Junichi Fukuda’s “Trip Track Trapped” that somehow combined skateboards, mime, Edith Piaf songs, and large plastic toy guns into a lively piece that could have been very serious if it was not so childlike and charming. Plus Tiffanie Carson got a great audience response when-ever she entered with her bicycle, ringing the little bell when she exited.

-September 12, 2013 by David Cannon

Junichi Fukuda’s Eclosion uses slow motion and fast-paced projections of mental images to jux-tapose our nonchalance toward the familiar against the surge of emotions and recollections that come with stepping into uncharted territory. His performance quality, distinct compositional structure, and a delicate balance between athletic, frenzied movements and intimate floor work collaborated for an exceptional solo.

-January 28, 2013 by Rick Westerkamp

Eclosion, choreographed and performed by Junichi Fukuda and set to Olivier Bensa’s La grande terre, followed Vasilaky’s work. Fukuda’s use of repetition and the perimeter of the stage space were hypnotizing, as he jogged his memory and certain moments stuck out more than oth-ers for him before our eyes. The juxtaposition of his athletic movement phrases with his hands in his pockets and an inward focus was beautiful. His movement walked the line between frenetic and minimal, and perfectly mirrored the music.

-February 25, 2013 by Rick Westerkamp

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JUNICHI FUKUDA421 Dennett Street Portsmouth NH 03801 U.S.A.tel: [email protected] (English)www.fukudance.com/Japanese/index.html (Japansese)

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