Fumiyo Ikeda BE
In 1979, Fumiyo Ikeda entered MUDRA, Maurice Béjart’s dance school in Brussels, where she met Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker. In 1983 she was one of the founding members/dancers of Rosas. Between 1983 and 2008 she contributed to the creation of and danced in almost all the productions, and defined the face of Rosas. She has also contributed to several of Rosas’ films and videos. Since 2007, Fumiyo develops her own artistic parcours. In 2007 she created "Nine Finger" with Benjamin Verdonck and Alain Platel. This performance was selected for the Festival d’Avignon 2007, and knew an extended international tour. Her next step was the solo "In pieces", a collaboration with the British theatre writer and frontman of Force Entertainment, Tim Etchells. She performed in "Life and Times, Episode 2", a performance in collaboration with Nature Theater of Oklahoma (2010). In 2013 she created along with the Japanese choreographer Un Yamada "amness". In 2014 she created "Cross Grip" with three Japanese dancers and the percussionist Kuniko Kato. In 2015 she choreographed and performed "Absence" with Frank Focketyn, directed by Peter Vehrelst (NTGent) and Eric Joris (CREW). In 2016 choreographed and performed "De Sleutel" directed by Josse De Pauw. In 2017 choreographed and performed her solo piece “Piano and String Quartet” of Morton Feldman with live music by Ictus. Besides choreographing and dancing, she teaches numerous workshops for Rosas and her own work. She taught a few times at KASK and is the rehearsal director of the early pieces of Rosas.