Choreographer/Performer: Akira Yoshida Michel
Description: Not all what is desired should be. This solo is a journey back home. Or maybe not.
Length of the solo: 18 minute version/ Original length: 25 minute.
Akira Yoshida started dancing “Breakdance”when he was 13, with his colleages in an informal way. With the years, he entered competitions. He has won prizes in more than 50 competitions in Spain, France and Austria.
At the age of 22, he entered the theatre scene with the company “QuieroTeatro”, getting involved in 3 different productions. He worked also with “JordiVilasecaCia”. At this age he also starts to explore how to expand his dance on his own, in a way closer to contemporary dance.
After getting the main grant for artistic studies from the government of Navarre, he entered SEAD . During this time, he worked with “HungrySharks”, touring central Europe.
Akira left SEAD for some time to work with Roberto Oliván, creating the new big production “Cuculand Souvenir”.
During the last year he also worked for Physical Momentum, by Francisco Córdova.
He created his solo “Home”, with which he has toured in important places in Spain, and also in France, Greece, Italy, Germany, Scotland, Slovakia and Austria.
In 2019 he co-created and performed the piece “Who Is Frau Troffea?”; a durational piece of 7 hours that was performed in different public spaces of Munich for 11 days in a row.
He has been also teaching in festivals like B12 (Berlin), Summer Intensive (Portugal), and other countries in Europe and soon in Mexico, Colombia, Bolivia, etc.