Karin Florence Kato
Karin is a Japanese contemporary dancer
She started her classical training when she was 5 years old, and graduated from a ballet course of music department at Japan music high school. After high school, she received a scholarship for short period of study abroad to Toronto in Canada and it was how she met to contemporary dance. Since 2010-2012, she participated in Modus Operandi contemporary dance program in Vancouver as a member and she studied more under the artistic director Tiffany Tregarthen and David Raymond. She joined researchingproject Barca ( Artistic director : Henry Daniel ). After Karin came back to Japan in summer 2013, she became a member at project KIRIE which is Japanese traditional contemporary art company.
Beside of member at KIRIE, Karin joined some projects by Kaeja Dance (Toronto),Kwangseok Lee (Korea), Yuri Ng (Hong Kong), Saori Hara, Ryu Suzuki, Kaori Kagaya and Kimiho Halbert (Japan). She also had an opportunity to perform with Violinist Ikuko Kawai and Masanosuke Okura who is living national treasure of Japan as No-gaku player. Karin had a contract with Natural Dance Theatre as a guest dancer for the tour since 2017 to 2019. Since 2016 she has been teaching and also creating pieces as a choreographer. Her Solo piece “Day Dream” created from collaboration with candle artist and air brush artist that performed at the convention centre in Switzerland 2018. This solo invited to Contemporary Ballet Of Asia in Korea 2019. In 2019 she choreographed installation piece Flower cage of Ukiyo for Three Dimensional Ukiyoe Exhibition at Ueno Royal Museum.
She chose to act as a daughter of Hokusai for stage The Life Of HOKUSAI. Karin invited to perform at press conference of Rubik’s cube 40th celebration party in front of princess Takamado by Hungarian embassy Nov 2020.