Kenji Shinohe

Choreographer & Performer (K(-A-)O) - Asian Festivals Exchange)

(Japan)

Born in the village of Takizawa, Iwate Prefecture, Shinohe engaged in social dance from early childhood. After graduating from the Nihon University College of Art, he received a scholarship from that university to study at Germany’s Folkwang University of the Arts. Currently living in Essen, he performs as a soloist and leads <Die Tokyo Dance Crew> and <ELTEN>. He has received the Grand Prize and Audience Award at the choreography competition at the the International Dance Theater Festival in Germany and the Prime Minister Cup, the Sawamoto Tokumi Prize, and the SAF Special Prize in Japan.