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Chinatsu Kosakatani

Of Japanese origin, Chinatsu Kosakatani trains herself first in the Yamamouchi Ballet School of Osaka and then in the Stedelijk Institut voor Ballet in Anvers (Belgium). She works for the Oldenburgisches Staatstheater (Germany), and at the Danza prospettiva di Vittorio Biagi company in Rome. She dances for Maryse Delente, Jean-Claude Gallotta, Itzik Galili, Ohad Naharin, Jean Guizerix, Rui Horta and Michel Kelemenis after having joined the North Ballet in Roubaix in 1998.

Under the direction of Carolyn Carlson, she dances in Inanna, Down by the river, Full Moon, Water Born, Li, Hidden, Eau, Present memory, Mundus Imaginalis and We were horses. In 2010, she creates her first piece Ahimsa and, in 2011, Roubaix Choreographic National Center gives her the creation of a choreography for a territory-based project called dansewindows jazz. She is part of the program to support younger talents, Red Brick #B, with a third choreography, Something like.

In 2013, she dances for Caterina Sagna in Bal en Chine, in 2014 she takes over a part in Olivier Dubois’s creation Revolution and she creates with Clément Dazin (La Main de l’Homme Cy) the duet R2JE in Avignon Festival. She dances also with hip-hop choreographer Brahim Bouchelaghem in Tracks (since 2014) and Usure (2019) and with Akoma névé cy in Metamorphose (2018).