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Dance Photography Workshop
by Yulia Skogoreva

“ART IN THE BODY” is a photography workshop by Yulia Skogoreva, the official photographer of Dance New Air since 2018.
During the workshop, Yulia will introduce her works, talk about techniques of capturing movements in a still image and share some tips on photographing dancers. Participants will get an opportunity to practice their skills and photograph Ema Yuasa (dancer/choreographer, participant of Dance New Air in 2019 and 2020), who will join the workshop as a model.

Yulia Skogoreva, who has photographed many dancers, and Ema Yuasa, who has been taken by various photographers, will share ideas about “dance and photography” from their perspectives, and have discussions based on the photos taken by the participants in the workshop.

The venue for this special workshop is BUoY in Kitasenju. The participants will hone their creativity through performance photography in a unique space renovated from a former public bath.

11/9 Tue 11:00〜17:00
11/10 Wed 11:00〜17:00
*with lunch break
*One day participation is possible
Contents: Lecture by Yulia Skogoreva / review of participants’ previous works / photography of dancers / presentation and critique of photographs taken by participants / group discussion etc.
*The workshop will be conducted in Japanese, but English is also available.
Participation fee: ¥3,000 for one day, ¥5,000 for a two-day set
*Half-price for dancers/choreographers and those under 24 years old
*Payment to be made in advance; participants will be informed of the payment method
Capacity: 5 people (advance reservation required, registration will be closed when capacity is reached)
Target: Photographers, dancers, choreographers (professional or amateur), and anyone interested in photographing dancers
Please apply from this form.

Dance New Air2020->21 Takuya Takemoto “came to see mountains” ©Yulia Skogoreva 

Dance New Air2020->21『INOUTSIDE』SNATCH / NORICO SUNAYAMA “Hone made Aishite / Love You to the Bones” ©Yulia Skogoreva 

Dance New Air 2020->21 Ema YUASA × Takayuki OHIRA ” n o w h e r e “ ©Yulia Skogoreva 

Dance New Air 2018 Ikuyo KURODA “Last Pie” ©Yulia Skogoreva


Yulia Skogoreva
Russian-born fine art and documentary photographer Yulia Skogoreva has been based in Tokyo for the past 10 years. Having majored in Japanese studies at Moscow State University Yulia moved to Japan where she graduated from Nippon Photography Institute.
Movement is the ultimate form of expression for Yulia, often more eloquent than words. While she is not a dancer herself she puts together her thoughts and feelings in an audibly silent but visually striking photographic representation.
Yulia’s photographic vision was shaped while working with Japanese butoh dancers during a theatrical festival in Moscow. She got inspired by the history of the Butoh movement and the backstage life of artists and set out on a journey to photograph dancers capturing the idea of the movement in space. Since then with her camera Yulia has been discovering the unique features and unwrapping challenges of the contemporary Japanese society through the prism of movement and dance.


Ema Yuasa
Dancer/Choreographer. After dancing at Nederlands Dance Theater for 11years where she performed world acknowledged choreographers like Kylian, Forsythe, Ek, Pite, among others. 2016 she became freelance artist and working with Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Damien Jalet/Kohei Nawa, Tomoko Mukaiyama, Toshiki Okada etc to perform In Dance, Opera, Play. As a choreographer she is collaborating with many artists over the different genres in her XHIASMA PROJECT, actively performing and creating in internationally. She won 13th Japan Dance Forum award in 2018. “n o w h e r e” won 15th Japan Dance Forum award in 2021.