Dai Matsuoka’s solo work in Akira Miyanaga’s projection image for KAAT Exhibition 2017.


Choreography/Direction/Performance:Dai Matsuoka
Video Image:Akira Miyanaga
Original Image:Natsunosuke Mise
Costume:Taka Enomoto

Phantom Limb Company
“Falling Out”

“For the past 10 years, relentlessly inquisitive theater artists Jessica Grindstaff and Erik Sanko have created onstage magic as a means to address current events and timeless mythologies. Their latest is a rippling meditation on water, heartbreak, and healing in response to the 2011 tsunami and Fukushima nuclear disaster. In collaboration with Dai Matsuoka of dance troupe Sankai Juku, the work weaves flex dance, butoh, and Phantom Limb’s unique puppet theater into a visually arresting tapestry of collective experience and artistic alchemy.”(from BAM website)

Direction and design:Jessica Grindstaff
Original music and puppet design:Erik Sanko
Butoh Master:Dai Matsuoka
Costumes:Henrik Vibskov
Lighting Design:Brian H Scott
Sound design:Darron L West
Video design:Keith Skretch
Dramaturgy:Janice Paran

Produced by Octopus Theatricals.
Creative Producer:Mara Isaacs/Octopus Theatricals

Premiered at OZ Arts Nashville OZ(2018)
Comissioned by BAM(2018)


Collaborative production with Malaysian Butoh company Nyoba Kan and director Lee Swee Keong for Kuala Lumpur Butoh Festival 2018.

Diretor:Lee Swee Keong
Butoh:Dai Matsuoka, Jessy Lieu, Lee Swee Keong
Music:Souls Impact Percussion
Lighting:Tan Eng Heng
Installation:Andrew Pok

karesansui with Thomas Bradley

karesansui (working title) is a collaborative movement project between Thomas Bradley (Emanuel Gat Dance, FR) and Dai Matsuoka (Sankaijuku, JP). Still in the process of development, Thomas Bradley and Dai Matsuoka have so far undergone the residency and the showing in progress at kogane4422 in Nagoya.


TEASER “KAITEN” at BankART Cafe Live

TEASER “KAITEN” at Gallery Side 2

See more of “快転 KAITEN” here

もののあはれ MononoAware

“MononoAware” at Kyoto National Museum


“SEA DRUM” at Yuigahama

See more of “SEA DRUM” here


TEASER “LAND FES vol.4” in Koenji

TEASER “LAND FES vol.3” in Nishi-Koyama

See more of LAND FES here