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Koichi Omae

Born in Japan (Gero, Gifu pref.) on September 27th, 1979
Studied classic ballet at Osaka University of Arts. Omae mastered contemporary dance techniques and choreography methods in full-scale there, coming under the spotlight while in school. At age 24, shortly after starting a career as a professional dancer, his left leg below the knee was amputated due to car accident. There onwards, he took in movements from a wide range of genre including yoga, martial arts, rhythmic sportive gymnastics, etc, in order to continue dancing with a single leg. He managed to build up a unique, one-and-only dance style by devising the length of the artificial leg adjusted to each dance piece. In 2009, by collaorating with Noh actor Reijiro Tsumura in the piece produced by a world renowned choreographer Alessio Silvestrin, presented as a part of Cerulean Tower Noh Theater’s regular performance, came to prominence as an enchanting amputated dancer.
In 2010, he was given Rookie of the Year Award and Osaka Governor’s Award in performance arts at Naniwa Performing Arts Festival hosted by Japan Western Dance Association.
Omae is expanding his field by participating as a guest dancer in numerous traditional stages abroad such as in Tallin and Prague. He was also appointed as a brand ambassador for the major ballet-goods company Chacott’s new product “Tripure”.
Between 2015-2016, being featured in numerous NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corporation) documentaries, he gained prominence with his one of a kind performance as a dancer beyond comparison.
Omae also performed solo at the Rio Paralympics closing ceremony in Sept., 2017, as the baton was passed to Tokyo. There he exhibited four continuous back handsprings with his single leg.
In December 2016, he was invited to an event to pump up Tokyo Olympic Paralympic Games organized by Japan’s prestigious singer AI, where he performed solo at the Nippon Budokan.
Recently, in May 2017, Omae won the gold prize at Para Dance Sport Polish Open attracting attention in the field of Paralympic Sports as well.

大前 光市

交通事故で左足を失ったダンサー。

大阪芸術大学 舞台芸術学科 舞踊コース卒業
Chacott「トリピュア」イメージキャラクター
関西大学人間健康学部 客員教授
しながわ2020スポーツ大使
岐阜県より芸術文化奨励賞を授与
米国アーティストビザ(O-1)を所得

左足を失ってから10年後、国内外のコンクールにて多数の一位を受賞する。
2016年 リオデジャネイロの大舞台にて片足4回連続バク転をし世界中を驚かせる。
2017年 紅白歌合戦にて平井堅と共演、その後のNHKスペシャルで特集され大反響を呼ぶ。
2018年 MGMに招待され米国ラスベガスにてJABBA WOCKEEZと共演し大成功を収める。
 
宮本亜門、鼓童、山本寛斎、Ai(歌手)、MIYAVI、SAM(TRF)、はるな愛、白石加代子、津村禮次郎、Alessio Silvestrin、近藤良平、平山素子、辻本知彦らと仕事をし国内外の舞台だけでなく、テレビ、ラジオ、GQなどのファッション雑誌やメディアへの出演も多く、いま日本で最も注目度の高いダンサーの一人。

最近ではマイノリティーな表現者を集めた公演「Para Gara」をプロデューしている。

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