Sioned Huws


振付家、ダンサー / ロンドン






Sioned Huws (London/Wales)

Choroegrapher / Dancer

Sioned Huws is a dancer and choreographer who aims to create prominent and dynamic dance works that challenge and integrate different artforms. These works reflect on the physical structure of reality, recognising that it is always a person and a space. She worked during her residency with writer and editor, Siân Melangell Dafydd, on translating her Aomori project into words. Aomori Project is an ongoing research and performance project, which began in 2008. It has brought together artists and performers from Japan, Wales and England. Each year, Sioned Huws returned to Aomori with the snow. A central aspect of the project is a duet between a dancer and an installation artist, focusing on the body and how it copes with its surroundings; moving horizontally, attempting to achieve the effort of the vertical, disorientation and re-orientation within repetitive situations. The horizontal body and vertical landscape coincide. The performance was inspired by the harsh winter conditions and continual snowstorms in the north of Japan. Read Sioned Huws’s blog as she travels through north Japan in 2010.




Dance Training

1983-86  Dance Theatre Performance Course, Laban Centre, London
1986-87  Advanced Performance Course, Transitions, Laban Centre, London
1988-90  Merce Cunningham Studios, New York
2008-13  Tsugaru Hand Dance with Yoshiya Ishikawa Master Tsugaru Teodori Ishikawa ryu, Aomori, Japan



International Support Program Award by The Saison Foundation, Tokyo, EU-Japan Fest, Japan Committee Contemporary Theatre and Dance in support of the research and performance project “Aomori Project” Japan, Wales, England, Europe, in association with ARTizan, Aomori.
Creative Wales Ambassadors Award, Arts Council of Wales, in support of the research and performance project “Aomori Project” Japan, Wales, England, Europe.
E45 Fringe Festival Naples, Italy, Commissioning Award
In Association with Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff, Wales, foundations supported Aomori Project: The Daiwa Anglo Japanese Foundation, The Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation and The Japan Foundation.



Book & Audio CD Aomori Project with drawings, writings and photographs. Supported by Wales Arts International & The Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation


Performances and Projects

Aomori Project 2013: Aomori, Aomori, Climate, Body & Soul
Funded by New Collaboration The Japan Foundation PAJ Europe and Arts Council of Wales, co-produced with Chapter,Cardiff and Greenwich Dance, London

Aomori Project:Of Landscapes Remembered Performance & workshops,
E45 Fringe Festival, Naples, Fabbrica Europa Festival, Florence in collaboration with CanGo Cantieri Goldonetta

‘Rhythm Presence’ Aomori: Climate, Body & Soul, Video Installation: Dance Scores & Drawings, Rhythm Presence touring exhibition Center for Recent Drawing, London, IDAT Dublin, CUBE Gallery Manchester. Curated by Paul Cureton, Craig Staff & Robert Clark

‘AZABU Story’ Dance Video Workshop , AZABU Arts Festa, Roppongi, Tokyo

‘Obi Bow’ research and performance project, Joshibi University of Art & Design, Tokyo

‘Aomori Project: Of Landscapes Remembered’ Singapore ‘da:ns’ festival
Esplanade -Theatres on the Bay

Presentation Aomori Project: Culture & Climate, Experimentica Festival, Chapter

‘Aomori Project: Repetition’ duet with dancer Reina Kimura, Fabbrica Europa, Florence,Greenwich Dance, London, Ruthin Craft Centre, North Wales, Chapter, Cardiff

‘Aomori Project’ Book Launch, Japan Room, Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff

‘Aomori Project: Of Landscapes Remembered’, Chapter Arts Centre, Greenwich Dance,Galeri, Caernarfon, U.K

‘Aomori Project 2011’ Aomori Contemporary Arts Centre, BankART Studio NYK,

Tokyo Performing Arts Meeting in Yokohama, Morishita Studios, Tokyo, Japan. 2009-10 ‘Aomori Project’ Residency Program, ARTizan, Aomori Contemporary Arts Centre,Morishita Studios, Tokyo, Japan.

‘Aomori Project’ Residency Program, Chapter Arts Centre, Greenwich Dance, Mostyn Gallery, Dawns i Bawb, UK

‘Forgett’ solo performance, Aomori Contemporary Arts Centre, Aomori, Japan

‘Still Can Dance’ Cities Research Project, Tokyo, Aomori, Lisbon, Cardiff, London

‘Aomori Project Lisbon’ Museu do Orient, Lisbon, supported by Asia-Europe Foundation and alkantara

‘Point to Point’ 6th Asia – Europe Dance Forum in Collaboration with alkantara, Lisbon,Portugal

‘Aomori Project’ performed by dancer, Reina Kimura and Installation artist AlanGoulbourn, Chapter, Cardiff

Sioned Huws “walk and talk”, Still Moving International Festival, curated by PhilippGehmacher,Tanzquartier, Vienna, Austria

‘Forgett’ Tanzquartier, Vienna, Austria

‘You don’t know how to make the first move gracefully’ Cultural Exchange Festival De Montfort University, Leicester

 ‘Aomori Project’ Presentation at British Council Tokyo as part of J-AIR Network Forum

‘Aomori Documents’ Aomori Contemporay Arts Centre and British Council Tokyo, Japan.

‘You don’t know how to make the first move gracefully’ Chapter, Cardiff, Seoul Marginal Theatre Festival, South Korea, body-data-space, London, Cultural Exchanges Festival, Leicester.

‘Passion No Patience’ presentation De Montfort University, Leicester.

Short film “Ping Pan” screened at Roxy Live Screen, London Bridge, body-data-space.

Short film “Ping Pan” screened as part of Greenwich Dance, Christmas Cabaret.

Choreography for the play “Esther” by Saunders Lewis, directed by actor Daniel Evans

‘You don’t know how to make the first move gracefully’ICA, London, Fabbrica Europa, Florence and UK tour

‘StillMoving alpha-Vs’, Installation, Performance Kiperpipa and Mezuem Ljubljana, Slovenia

‘Passion No Patience’ Presentation, Continental Breakfast, Ljubljana, Slovenia

‘Passion No Patience’ Presentation Muzeum Ljubljana, The Gesture in the Cultural
Heritage in Europe, Slovenia.

‘Passion No Patience’ Presentation Teatro Popular Melico Salazar and The Contemporary Arts Museum, San Jose, Costa Rica.

‘Passion No Patience’, Dance-New Media Performance with five dancers Chapter Arts Center, Cardiff / Fabbrica Europa Festival Florence / ICA London, Culture 2000 project


Teaching and Workshops

2013  Aomori Project workshops, Chapter, Cardiff, Greenwich Dance, London
2013  Dance Workshop ‘AZABU Stories’ AZABU Arts Festa, Roppongi, Tokyo
2012-13  Performance Workshop ‘Obi Bow’ ‘Framing the everyday, memory, person, place’ Joshibi University of Art & Design, Tokyo
2012  Aomori Project Workshops, Esplanade Theatre, Singapore
2012  Aomori Project: Repetition workshops Greenwich Dance, London and Ruthin Craft Centre,North Wales.
2012  Workshops & Lecture Presentation for Arts Production & Management Students,Joshibi University of Art & Design, Tokyo.
2009-11  ‘Aomori Project’ workshops, Aomori Contemporary Arts Centre and ARTizan, Aomori
2009-11  ‘Aomori Project’ workshops and audition Morishita Studios, Tokyo
2009-11  ‘Aomori Project’ workshops, Chapter, Greenwich Dance, Mostyn Gallery, Dawns iBawb
2008  Easter Performance Course for first year student’s at St Martins School of Art
2008  Myatt Garden Primary School, London, the inspiration of dance into science
2008  Outside Inside Video Dance workshop, Aomori Contemporary Arts Centre, Aomori, Japan
2007  Presentation on Dance and New Technology at De Montfort University, Leicester
2007  Performance Course First Year BA Students at the London Contemporary Dance School
2007  Bryn Terfel Scholarship Award, Dance Mentor.


Reviews and Articles

New York Times, Live Art Magazine, The Key Magazine, The Gesture, A visual library in progress by Quarter, Centro Produzione Arte, Italy, The Stage, Golwg, Western Mail, Chisenhale News Letter, ballet tanz international, East End Life, taz hamburg, Hamburger Abendblatt, Hamburger Morgenpost, Kieler Nachrichten, Haugesund Avis, Publication ‘chapter PIONEERS’on Passion No Patience by Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff, Dance Theatre Journal, Platform tri/3 ‘A mo(ve)ment of dance’ written by James Tyson. Take a Walk on The Wild Side, and Talk by Jeroen Peeters, Metro, The Saison Foundation, Tokyo viewpoint-no 55, The Business Times, Singapore.