DANCE DANCE ASIA―Crossing the Movements 2019

Tuesday 24 October 2019, 19:30 Start (19:00 Doors Open)
Friday 25 October 2019, 19:30 Start (19:00 Doors Open)
Saturday 26 October 2019, 15:30 Start (15:00 Doors Open)
Youth Theatre
(11 Ngô Thì Nhậm, Hai Bà Trưng, Hà Nội,Vietnam)
Free Admission
Free ticket distribution :
From 12:00 on Friday 11 October onward
The Japan Foundation Center for Cultural Exchange in Vietnam :
27 Quang Trung, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi
[Opening hours] 09:30 – 18:00 (Closed on Sundays)
*Please refrain from taking children under 6 years old to the shows.
Dates : Saturday, 19 October, 14:00~18:30
14:00~ Bboy(Cheno×C-Lil×GEN ROC)
15:30~ HIPHOP(Nikii×kEnkEn)
17:00~ TALK SHOW
Free Admission
Open to everyone*
Number of participants: Up to 80 people per workshop
2nd floor – 63 Nhan Hoa, Hanoi
*Details on how to apply will be announced on the official website.
Friday 1 November 2019, 19:00 Start (18:00 Doors Open)
Saturday 2 November 2019, 17:00 Start (16:00 Doors Open)
(114 Soi Sukhumvit 23, Khwaeng Khlong Toei Nuea, Khet Watthana, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10110 Thailand)
General Admission: 500THB / Students: 350THB
Booking now available at:
*Children aged 4 years old or under are not allowed to enter the show.
Inquiries in Japanese:
The Japan Foundation, Bangkok
TEL: (66) 2-260-8560
Inquiries in Thai & English:
The Zoo Thailand @thezoothailand (Line@)
Dates : Monday 28 October~Wednesday 30 October, 19:00~21:00(Open at 18:30)
Monday 28 October : HOUSE(JUMPEI×KEIN)
Tuesday 29 October : Bboy(KATSUYA×3T)
Wednesday 30 October : HIPHOP(Nikii×kEnkEn)
Free Admission
Open for DDA Performance Ticket Holders only*
Number of participants: Up to 50 people per workshop
Venue : Host Bangkok
Chandrphen Restaurant rooftop
(1030/1 Rama 4 Road 10120, Bangkok)
*Details on how to apply will be announced on the official website.
DANCE DANCE ASIA-Crossing the Movements Choreographer & Director Profiles


What if…Just dance

In Asian societies, men are supposed to be the breadwinners of the family. I’ve been told all the time, “Being a Bboy is not a job to feed a family”. Can I keep on being a Bboy and still look out for my family and the people I care about the most? Or should I give up my passion for dance, put on a suit and get a real job…..? Here we have a piece depicting the lives of five Bboy dancers, struggling, stopping, but still choosing to live the Bboy life. It shows the obstacles they face, their own inner demons, and the pressures from society. We’d be really happy if you see “our” story, that we will keep on dancing no matter what problems come our way.
from 3T
[Choreographer, Director]
3T – Vietnam –
Born in Hanoi in 1988, 3T is a choreographer and dancer. Starting his dance career in 2003, his b-boying skills have won him the Vietnamese dance events Got to Dance Vietnam Competition 2014 and Vu Dieu Green Vietnam 2013. He has also garnered titles at such prestigious contests as Battle of the Year (the world’s largest breakdance event), R16, and Free-style Session. From 2012, he started performing contemporary dance and has won dance contests in Vietnam.
[Choreographer, Assistant Director]
KATSUYA – Japan –
Born in Kumamoto Prefecture in 1990, KATSUYA is a dancer. Starting to dance from elementary school, he went on to win Japan’s top dance event Old School Night three times and was also runner-up at Battle of the Year, the world’s biggest breakdance event. His television appearances include Super Chample on Chukyo TV. Since relocating to Tokyo, he has achieved success on the global dance scene, representing Japan for the solo battle of the UK B-Boy Championships and winning Battle of the Year three years in a row as part of the group The Floorriorz. He has performed in numerous showcases, workshops, and stage productions at home and abroad.

team 3T

TEAM Nikii

Inception – A dream within a dream within a dream within a dream…

The past, present, and future are unavoidable in life but we all have the same thing to hold on to, we have dreams. We dream to have better lives, to be happy, but dreams don’t come easy. They come with a test. Some pass and some fail. “Inception” is your journey to experience love in music and passion in dance from six artists.They are the cream of the crop across a wide range of genres from martial arts, breaking, hip hop, pop, house and beatboxing. They will stand their ground and pursue their dreams until they come true. Will they succeed? Only you will be their answer in “Inception”.
from Nikii
[Choreographer, Director]
Nikii – Thailand –
Born in Chiang Mai in 1984, Nikii is a choreographer and dancer. He started dancing from the age of six and has worked with a wide range of genres from breaking to hip hop, popping, locking, soul, Latin, and street jazz. In addition to his own choreography, he also serves as a judge for dance contests.
[Choreographer, Assistant Director]
Takuro Suzuki – Japan –
Born in Niigata Prefecture in 1985, Takuro Suzuki is a choreographer, director, and dancer. He is an adjunct instructor at International Culture School and the Department of Scenography Design, Drama, and Dance at Tama Art University. He is the leader of the dance company CHAiroiPLIN, whose out-put freely incorporates dialogue, song, and onomatopoeia with the aim of producing shows that can be enjoyed by all ages. In addition to guest performing for Yukio Ninagawa’s Saitama Next Theatre, he also takes part in many dance events abroad. His numerous awards include the Encouragement Prize at Yokohama Dance Collection EX 2011, a finalist for the 9th Toyota Choreography Award, the 46th Newcomer Award from the Dance Critics Society of Japan, and the 9th Japan Dance Forum Award.

team Nikii



We’re five people with totally different dance styles, grew up in different environments, and as individuals, nurturing our own values, sensibilities, and techniques. This piece “free-style” shows acceptance of others and a group working together while respecting uniqueness. Everyone should stick to their own style and believe in their senses. Our shout-out to you; each individual person is “the one and only”.
from kEnkEn
[Choreographer, Director]
kEnkEn – Japan –
Born in Saitama Prefecture in 2001, kEnkEn is a dancer and choreographer. Starting to dance already in kindergarten, he made his professional show debut in 2011 in Michael Jackson Tribute Live and then studied dance at LA Dance Camp. He went on to win VIBE JAPAN and perform at DANCE DANCE ASIA in 2016 and 2017 as a member of BLACK LIP BOYZ. His backup dancer and choreography credits include SMAP, Tokyo Gegegay, E-girls’ Ami, Yasuyuki Okamura, Akiko Wada, and MISIA. He has also frequently performed with Koharu Sugawara. He is currently involved with making music that he performs with his body. The future prospects of his unique style of dance closely attuned to sound are highly anticipated.
[Choreographer, Assistant Director]
Kaho Abe
Kaho Abe – Japan –
Dancer and choreographer, Kaho Abe was born in Saitama, Japan and started dancing at the age of 7. She won the dance choreography contest at Legend TOKYO Chapter 5 and has appeared as a dancer in major Japanese artists’ music videos (Yutaka Kobayashi, AKB48, NAOTO INTI RAYMI, etc…).
She participated in the production of ‘Playhouse’, directed by Shuko Nemoto, as an assistant choreographer and is now actively involved in various theatrical productions.

team kEnkEn

Organized and Planned by:

国際交流基金 アジアセンターThe Japan Foundation Asia Center

〒150-0045 東京都渋谷区神泉町8-16 渋谷ファーストプレイス

Co-organized by:
Tokyo Metropolitan TheatreTokyo Metropolitan Theatre (Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture)

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