aya_tanaka.jpgAya (Butoh dancer)
 In 1995 Aya become a regular student with the contemporary dance group "KARAS" which was founded by Saburo Teshigawara, at the same time she worked with a show dance group "Shogun" set up by Tatsumi Hijikata.
Aya's butoh is a reflection of her unique way of expression, drawing on her momentary feelings and senses into a certain space. 
Since 2004 she has been collaborating with a wide range of Japanese and international artists from painters to poets.
Her current focus is experimental collaborations with musicans and also doing consistant solo projects.
In 2009 she went on a tour to Spain and Korea with "Shizuku",  a group headed by butoh dancer Dakei. In the same year she did numerous independent performances in Germany with local artists.