15.11 – 17.11.2023
14:00 – 18:00
Maison des Compagnies – Meyrin
For the second year running, UMA is delighted to welcome Spanish dancer and choreographer Akira Yoshida. Alongside his workshop, which is open to external students, he will be creating a piece for the UMA troupe. It will be unveiled to the public in February 2024.
Akira Yoshida is a dancer who has studied Break, contemporary dance and theatre. After starting out on the street, he went on to study dance at the SEAD – Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance. Since then, he has worked and collaborated with companies such as QuieroTeatro, Roberto Oliván Performing Arts, Hungry Sharks, Physical Momentum, Lali Ayguadé Company, Peeping Tom, Ceren Oran, Allen’s Line and Yoann Bourgeois.
Akira has also worked on other projects such as Virgil Abloh’s latest fashion show for Louis Vuitton, and advertising films for Just Over The Top (J.O.T.T.) and Polaroid.
He has co-created the duets “Hito” with Chey Jurado, “Together To Get There” and “Gizaki” with Lali Ayguadé, and created the solos “Home” (2017), “Burial of the Bark” (2022) and “Oroimen” (2022), the pieces “Dreaming Nowhere” for Cobosmika, “What Should We Do?” for B12, Performance Project, etc.
He has also worked as assistant choreographer to Lali Ayguadé on “Shelter” (Verve Company) and “Sublimation” (Korean National Contemporary Dance Company).
He currently combines performances, workshops and creations all over the world.