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Last updated : 07/11/2016
Kosi Hidama was born in Japan in 1968 and started working as a professional dancer since 1986. In 1993 he came to Brussels where he worked with choreographers such as Michele Anne De Mey, Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker, Grace Ellen Barkey and Jan Lauwers. From 2000 until 2004 he was co-founder, choreographer and dancer of the dance-company Amgod. After 4 successful productions, Kosi exchanged Amgod for a study in Editorial Engineering.
Since 2009 Kosi Hidama has been working as an independent choreographer. In 2010 he created Under the Edge of the World, a solo choreography that activates the installation with the similar title by Anish Kapoor in the Axel Vervoordt Foundation in Antwerp. One year later he premiered with Inner Ocean, an existential choreography amidst a shifting space evoked by a video installation. Both presented as a solo and a duet, Inner Ocean has been transformed into a live video installation during 2013.
That same year he started to study traditional Japanese ceramics and the culture of tea ceremonies. Since then he is creating a unique style of ceramics in collaboration with Axel Vervoordt, where cultural heritage and personal innovation blend into objects that embody a sensual philosophy. Through tea-ceremonies in various settings, Kosi experiments with both the live dimension of the tea ritual as its obect based character, bridging performing arts, visual arts, design and antropology. In his current research trajectory within workspacebrussels he investigates new ways to share this ancient tradition of tea ceremonies in a contemporary urban context. He developed a mobile tea-station and created interior gardens in various exhibition contexts.