Dance artist (NL/ JP)


Sayaka Akitsu - is a Japanese dancer and dance maker based in Amsterdam.

Akitsu trained and worked in the fields of ballet and contemporary dance in Japan. Later she expanded her activity world wide as she followed training at contact improvisation work with Nancy Stark Smith in Massachusetts US (2008), guest student at Batsheva dance company Israel (2008) among others.

In 2008 she relocated to Amsterdam where she began making her own choreographies. Her works have been shown in various international festivals and venues in The Netherlands, France, Israel, Greece, and Japan. In 2013 she became a finalist of Yokohama dance collection EX with the piece "A bite" that was produced at Dansateliers. As an improviser she often works with Katie Duck and her group ‘Magpie Umbrella’.

In 2015-2016, she is on the Postgraduate Diploma Community Dance program at Trinity Laban conservatoire in London, learning how to work in a community context sharing the joy and benefits of dance while at the same time deepening choreographic approaches and educational knowledge.

秋津さやか - アムステルダム在住の日本人パフォーマー、振付家。立命館大学産業社会学部卒業。


2008年にアムステルダムに拠点を移し、ダンス、造形美術との共同作品等で活動、即興パフォーマンスではKatie Duck主催のMagpie Umbrellaと活動を共にする。2009年から創作活動を開始し、自作をヨーロッパ各国、イスラエル、日本にて発表する。Dansateliersプロデュース作品"A bite"で、2013年横浜ダンスコレクションEXファイナリストとなる。