Ritsuko Mizuno

Japan Contemporary Dance Network

Program Director, Founder / NPO Japan Contemporary Dance Network(JCDN), Japan. She was a dancer and manager of butoh company Byakkosya from 1980 to 1994, and experienced activities of DTW and Movement Research in New York in 1996. Since she took part in the establishment preparation office of JCDN in 1998, she has been planning JCDN’s own projects. She started researches on building of dance network in Asia and Japan as a senior fellow of the Nippon Foundation API Fellowships in 2005, and since then she has been actively organizing dance projects toward Asia such as an Asian four-country tour of “We’re Gonna Go Dancing!!” in 2007 and a four-city tour in Indonesia in 2008. Her recent production is “JCDN International Dance in Residence Exchange Project” (Finland, Hong Kong, U.S, Australia) since 2011 every, and “We`re Gonna Go Dancing!!” II (2010-2017).