Akira Yoshida is a dancer whose backgrounds are Breaking and contemporary dance mixed wih theatre. Starting in the streets, he continued studying dance in SEAD, after receiving the main artistic grant of the government of Navarre. Since then, he has worked and collaborated with companies such as QuieroTeatro, Roberto Oliván Performing Arts, Hungry Sharks, Physical Momentum, Lali Ayguadé Company, Peeping Tom, Ceren Oran, Allen´s Line, Yoann Bourgeois, etc.
Akira has also worked in other projects such as Virgil Abloh´s last fashion show of Louis Vuitton, advertisement films for Just Over The Top (J.O.T.T.), Polaroid, etc.
He co-created the awarded duets “Hito” with Chey Jurado, and "Together To Get There" and “Gizaki” with Lali Ayguadé. He also created 3
solos; “Home” (2017) “Burial of the Bark” (2022) and "Oroimen" (2022).
Akira has also created "Dreaming Nowhere" for Cobosmika, "What Should We Do?" for B12, Performance Project for Arles, etc. and worked as choreographic assistant for Lali Ayguadé in Shelter for "Verve Company" and Sublimation for the "Korean National Contemporary Dance Company".
Currently he combines performances, workshops and creations around the globe.
CURRENTLY TOURING PERFORMANCES:
TOGETHER TO GET THERE
AKIRA PREMMIERED AND STARTED TO TOUR "TOGETHER TO GET THERE", WITH LALI AYGUADÉ, IN THE FRAME OF D.N.A., IN NAVARRE.
-APRIL 14TH: ETXARRI ARANATZ.
-APRIL 15TH: CASTEJÓN.
-APRIL 16TH: SAN ADRIÁN.
-APRIL 29TH: ZIZUR MAYOR.
-APRIL 30TH: BERA DE BIDASOA.
-SEPTEMBER 10TH: FIRA TÁRREGA (2 SHOWS)
-OCTOBER 27TH: GIRONA, TEMPORADA ALTA.
- NOVEMBER 4TH: PALAMÓS.
-NOVEMBER 10: MUSEO DE LA UNIVERSIDAD DE NAVARRA.
- JANUARY 14TH: BARI.
- FEBRURARY 2ND: SAN JOSÉ, COSTA RICA.
- AND OTHER DATES TBC!
CURRENTLY TOURING PERFORMANCES
PERFORMANCES TOURING RIGHT NOW, CREATED BY AKIRA YOSHIDA, BOTH INDIVIDUALLY, OR IN COLABORATION WITH OTHER ARTISTS.
"HOME", "BURIAL OF THE BARK", AND "OROIMEN".
Here you can see a catalogue of the solos that are being toured right now.
Next dates of Burial Of The Bark:
- June 10: Pasaia.
- August 2nd: Museo de Navarra.
- August 23rd: Parthenay, France.
- September 1st: Marseille, France.
- September 17th: Reims, France.
WORKING WITH OTHER COMPANIES
Akira currently works for Lali Ayguadé Company aswell, in its performance "Hidden"
PICTURE OF "HIDDEN", BY LALI AYGUADÉ COMPANY
Films, Advertisements & Others
Some projects out of Akira´s daily Performing Arts.
MENTORS & INFLUENCES
AKIRA HAS LEARNT FROM MANY FRIENDS AND TEACHERS THAT HAVE HELPED AND INSPIRED HIM DURING THE YEARS. WITH GRATITUDE, THESE ARE SOME (OF MANY):
JULYEN HAMILTON, FRUTA, LALI AYGUADÉ, CHEY JURADO, ALEXANDROS EL GRECO, PERA, JOS BAKER, EDIVALDO ERNESTO, LISARD TRANIS, PIERO STEINER. DIEGO SINNIGER, ADRIÁN CORTAZAR, ISKANDER ANDUEZA, DIEGO PAZÓ, MEYTAL BLANARÚ, PETER JASKO, LUCA KANCSÓ, SATI VEYRUNES, FAKU, LINK LE NEIL, DANILO, KIKE, SOFI.
Akira has previously worked & collaborated with many other companies and artists such as:
- Yoann Bourgeois
- Roberto Oliván
- Physical Momentum
- Hungry Sharks
- Allen´s Line
- Ceren Oran
- Ziomara Hormaetxe