DIEM company

Choreographer

Yutaka Nakata
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Dance and the art of being one-self


Born in Japan, Yutaka Nakata learned classical dance at the NAKATA Ballet Theater school in Himeji. At the age of 16, he joined the "National Theater Ballet School" in Melbourne, Australia and learned different dance forms. Following the formation, he got into the "Scala theater school" in Milan, Italy and graduated 2001 in modern dance course.

From 2002 - 2007, he participated the "Ballet Theatre Mûnchen" managed by Philiip Taylor. He danced choreographies by Philip Taylor, Jiri Kylian, Carolyn Carlson and the other artists. At the same time, incorporated Marshal Art technics such as Tai-chi, Qi gong and Muay Thai from Ajan LAO school in Munich.

He works with Carolyn Carlson since 2007, dances her mayjor creations. He never stop exploring to research from few sports such as climbing, swimming etc.


His driving force is self-expression

His universe grew since his discovery of the vast space in his mothers ballet school studio. Learning movement and forming own movement (improvisation) was the main interest at his childhood.

From 2001, he started to create dance piece to express his "Internal journey" and had a chance to present with professional dancers since Munich. After these experiences, Yutaka realised that his work relates with life questions and write own philosophy to share his Q & A with the audience. And continue learning and expressing to improve his flow of creation.


Life as a colourful mosaic

Yutaka is confident and believes in his destiny. What guides him is his desire to be true to himself and to let his dancers fill his piece with their own emotions, their own substance.

Even though, dance is the most important part of his existance, he considers many other possible paths to keep evolving and maturing. Life for him is a colourful mosaic in which everyone brings his own touch. As revealed at his first piece, it's from this combination of particularities that rises beauty.