THE SHADOW OF SPRING - Yoko Higashi
Dancer, composer and musician
First dancer interpreter between 2000-2001 for Masaki Iwana, Butô dancer-choreographer, in 2003, she begins a research work, as a choreographer - dancer, in collaboration with various musicians like Lionel Marchetti .
She regularly organizes a butoh dance workshop in Lyon. She is also a director-dancer in schools of fine arts and theater since 2015.
As a musician-composer, she has collaborated with various musicians: Lionel Marchetti, Frederick Galiay, Gilles Laval, David Chiesa...
As a composer, she works regularly with the documentary film director Yves Montmayeur.
For the theater, she worked on Jean Paul Delore's creations between 2007-2018.
In 2006, she started working on a solo musical project, entitled hamaYôko: electro-pop influenced by concrete music. Her compositions are regularly broadcasted on France Musique.
She has been programmed several times in festivals organized by INA-GRM.
In June and November 2018, and then in November 2021, she produced solo dance-music performances at the Claude Levi-Strauss Theater of the Quai Branly Museum.
For the cinema, after acting in several short films in Japan during her studies, she interpreted, in 2018 the second role in the short film "The Censor of Dreams" by Leo Berne and Raphael Rodriguez. She won the best supporting actress award at the Roma Prisma film awards festival in Rome, March 2022.
Yoko Higashi is particularly inspired by cinematic sound worlds.