delta RA’i

delta RA’i is an art performer, dancer, choreographer, art director and light & stage artist.

He started his autodidactic dance studies by experimenting on stage and specializing in the German “Ausdruckstanz” (expressionism dance). In 1986 he started practicing Butoh, studying with Tetsuro Tamura, Akaji Maro, Kazuo Ohno and Anzu Furukawa in Tokyo.

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In 1987 he founded tatoeba-THÉÂTRE DANSE GROTESQUE with Minako Seki and Yumiko Yoshioka in Berlin. With them he toured Europe, Japan and the US with various productions until 1997. In 1995 he created “eX… it!” an international symposium and dance exchange project. He currently co-directs its 4-yearly event at the Castle bröllin, art-in-residence centre in Germany. In 1998 he started exploring interactions with dance.  His “Foot Washing Ceremony” presents an interactive public dance-installation for one person ( Since 2000 he often collaborates with Felix Ruckert in Berlin and Gregor Weber in Cologne. Through Felix he got in touch with Contemporary Dance and participated in interactive performances such as “Deluxe Joy Pilot”, “Ring”, “Love Zoo” and “Secret Service” and has taught in the life style project “Xplore”. With Gregor Weber he deepened his interpretation of Butoh and participated in many performances as dancer, choreographer, co-director or light & stage artist.
Since 2004 he is administrative director of Cie. Felix Ruckert Berlin e.V. and since 2008 of schwelle7.
As part of the Creation Team of the T&P Festival he is responsible for registrations and financial affairs.

Read about delta RA’i & Gregor Weber’s Inner Journey workshop

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