Mirai Moriyama

Year of birth, place
1984, Kōbe, Japan
Mirai Moriyama is trained in a number of dance disciplines, including jazz, tap, classical ballet, and hip-hop, and also as an actor on stage and film. His recent development has led him to work across multiple artistic genres and spaces. As dancer and actor he appeared in a long list of stage productions and television dramas. In 2004, he won widespread acclaim for his nuanced performance in the feature film »Crying Out Love in the Center of the World« [Sekai no chushin de ai wo sakebu].

He uses his outstanding physical skills to play diverse non-human characters, such as cats, insects, or robots. In his investigations of the hybridity of the digital and analog body, he seeks to embody the idea of a new sensorium on a certain hyperlevel.

More recently, Moriyama has been working on dance-led performances, and in 2013 he was nominated for a oneyear appointment as Cultural Ambassador by the Japanese Agency for Cultural Affairs.