dancer / choreographer
Ryuichi Fujimura is an independent dance artist based in Sydney. Since the mid 1990’s, he has studied contemporary dance technique as well as improvisation and choreography in Australia and overseas.
Over the last fifteen years, Ryuichi has collaborated with both emerging and established artists in various dance, theatre, opera, site-specific performance and film projects. He has collaborated with both established and experimental artists/companies including Xavier le Roy, Tino Sehgal, Asad Raza, Vicki Van Hout, Jim Sharman, Force Majeure, De Quincey Co., La Fura dels Baus, Clockfire Theatre co. and Flightpath Theatre.
Ryuichi began his choreographic practice in 2013. In collaboration with Kate Sherman, he created two site-specific performance works (Under Harry’s Circumstances in 2014 and Under Different Circumstances in 2013). He has also created and performed three solo works (Fall! Falter!! Dance!!! in 2020, How I Practice My Religion in 2017 and How Did I Get Here? in 2015). He has toured internationally with these solos to Finland (2017) and Taiwan (2018).
In 2020, Ryuichi performed in A Night Parade of One Hundred Goblins (Clockfire Theatre co.) for Sydney festival, We, the Lost Company (Clockfire Theatre co.) for Sydney Fringe and AEON (directed by Justin Shoulder) for Liveworks. In 2021, he choreographed a solo to be performed by Chris Wade for In Situ (Dance Makers Collective and Future Makers), an official event for Sydney Festival 2021, and performed in Fishy Tales co-directed by Vashti Hughes and Diane Bushtelli in May.
In the second half of 2021, He is going to premier “Fall! Falter!! Dance!!!” as part of “Fishing and Falling”, a double bill at PACT for Sydney Fringe – Made in Sydney in September, and collaborate with Marian St Theatre for Young People for "Red Dust", their new production as a movement director.
photos by Heidrun Löhr