Kaseki Yuko lives and works as a freelance dancer, choreographer and teacher in Berlin (1995-present). From 1989 to 2001, Kaseki was the primary dancer in Anzu Furukawa’s company Dance Butter Tokio and Verwandlungsamt. Kaseki founded the dance company cokaseki with Marc Ates in 1995 and produced various projects with visual artist such as Chiharu Shiota, Francois Giovangigli, Ampelio Zappalorto, Søren Dø and musicians such as Axel Doerner, Andrea Neumann, Antonis Anissegos, Aki Takase and others. Since 1999, Kaseki started a solo series with Ates as director, lighting and stage designer. Works from this collaboration include solo performance Tooboe, Kudan,Toquage, a Way a Lone a Last a Long the and Birthday-Suit-Me. Ensemble works include Haru Yayoi Chan Kou, all A lone, Invisible Real and Let my Fish Loose performed throughout Europe, Canada, Mexico, the USA and Japan. These works are based on Butoh and western contemporary dance technique to create concise and precise moving theatre. cokaseki follow the way of desperate existence exposes tragicomedy in dense time-a space to reveal a kaleidoscope of stories. Since 2001 she has worked with Shinichi Iova-Koga and inkBoat (San Francisco) on dance theatre works Cockroach, Onion, Glass Head, c(H)ord and improvisation performances. Kaseki organize“AMMO-NITE GIG” series and perform with international performers and musicians in Berlin.
Kudan was nominated Toyota Choreography Award in Tokyo. cokaseki and inkBoat’s collaboration performance Ame to Ame recieved the best ensemble performance by Isadora Duncan Dance Award 2004 in San Francisco.
“Tooboe” nominated “Outstanding Production”, The Dora Mavor Moore Awards 2007 in Toronto, Canada.
“Let My Fish Loose” nominated “no-ballet, International Dance Competition 2007”, Ludwigshafen, Germany.