Choreographer / Performance Artist
She has choreographed a large number of high profile TV commercials, films and movies in Japan. Also organizing workshops, welcoming people with disabilities since 1996. All of her works are based on her original improvisation method “Nature Vibration.”
Kaoruco has directed and performed at London and Edinburgh festival 2002, the Japan Festival in Hungary 2004, the international dance festivals in Korea (2014 the Disabled Culture & Art Festival, 2015 Chang-mu Int’l Dance Fes and 2016 KIADA), as well as many international and domestic stages. On some of these stages, she performed with artists with disabilities she developed.
She also recorded two original songs in Germany in 2004 and released them in Japan. And in the summer semester of 2015, she taught her method as a part-time lecturer at the University of Tokyo.
Eager to communicate with people with severe disabilities, she came up with an idea to communicate with vibration of voice from the body. She started to explore nature and tried to resonate with waterfalls, rivers etc., using her voice surrounded by Nature. She feels inherent vibrations and sounds from every single thing (flowers, trees, rocks and water etc.). Each has a different vibration and amazingly harmonizes with another.
She transformed the sense of vibrations to mimic words and movements. This led her to create “Nature Vibration,” an accumulation of what she practiced and feedback from Nature, in which anyone can maximize one's potential for self-realization.
The method consists of various tasks, simple to use and easy to understand for all the people, and nurtures the ability to express oneself with one's natural gift, even if the use of just one finger.
Through voice expression, which is neither a language nor lines, and creation of space that resonates and connects the stage and its audience, the Nature Vibration is an unique artistic method for everyone to understand each other regardless of differences including disabilities, genders, races and nationalities.
Yuko Nakano, a researcher at the University of Tokyo, has studied this method as part of the artistic creation process and has presented it at conferences and in journals.