MIKIKO, a stage designer/choreographer, has taken an artistic direction and choreographed almost fifty artists and world popular Japanese artists like Perfume, BABYMETAL, Ringo Shiina and more. She won many prizes, and her choreography is outstanding in the scene of Japanese Pop-music. MIKIKO is one of the most greatest choreographer and represents Japan.
Also, as choreographer/director of dance company "ELEVENPLAY", she has been building up her very own creative world of MIKIKO with the company's highly talented dancers.
In 2013, ELEVENPLAY collaborated with Rhizomatiks, and they created/performed an interactive dance installation at YCAM. In 2013 and 2014, their dance installation got invitation from "Sonar Festival", "Festival Internacional Cervantino" and "MUTEK MEXICO”; as a result, their works became world famous and a high reputation in media-arts scene.
ELEVENPLAY, led by choreographer MIKIKO, are exploring an artistic possibility in fusion with both kinesthetic expression and technology such as drones and robotic arms. Those challenges for kinesthetic expression by MIKIKO and Rhizomatiks represent totally new style collaboration and art, ended up.
Perfume Global Site Project, a open-source project of Perfume’s motion capture dance data that was choreographed by MIKIKO, was over fifty-thousand download at first day and became a great sensation in the world. More than thousand creators jointed this project and recreated visual images in the scene of motion graphics as a derivative work by using dance data from the site.
This project attracted a really high attention and reputation from over the world; therefore, the project got a grand prix prize from Japan Media Arts Festival, Entertainment Section and Ars Electronica, Interactive-Art Section, honorable mention.
MIKIKO recently takes an art direction for Perfume’s concert and music video for Nosaj Thing and creates a new vision in mixture of a real and virtual world.
She is tremendously good at sublimating the newest technology in her choreography, and extends her field by collaborating other genre creators.