Director Wataru KITAO creates and choreographs all works. In 2009, He established Baobab with Fuyuko MEZAWA(Company manager/Dancer) and Saori YONEDA(Dancer). In 2015, Daichi KUTSUMI and Hikaru TSUTAGAWA became a member.
For each works, KITAO casts suitable dancers and actors regardless of career or features and make them danceable. “Sometimes they are talking, singing, laughing a lot and often crying.” Baobab has strong energy and describe not only body but also human character. KITAO creates own style mixed with many genres like Hip Hop, Jazz and Contemporary dance and play.
Baobab holds a performance event and workshop several times in a year. In workshop, we introduce our creation style and choreograph for any kind of people including dancer, actors without dancing career and student. Human energy not only from skill or career is important for KITAO’s work, so every people can dance with his method and work.
In the event, Baobab contains some young dance company or dancer and makes relationship with another performers and introduces them to the audience. They host festival “DANCE×Scrum!!!” in March 19 to 21 2016 in Theater Owlspot (Ikebukuro). 12 young and powerful creators perform their own new piece and get in touch with other creators, dancers and audience.