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Manatsu​ Tanaka



Immersive Theater 
Physical Theater 
Musical Theater 

Actor 
Japanese Sword Fighting 
Singer

GOGO Dancer 
Cat Lover 

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Photography by Human Works Daisuke Kimura 
Light/ Assistant by TOGO KAZUHIRO

BIO


"I love working with Manatsu. They had such a creative spirit and is so open to the movement of true creativity which comes from a higher plane. They are such a joy and a treasure and I know that they are a credit and honor to all of Japan!"
-Mona Haydar, Singer Song Writer 

”Manatsu Tanaka dances through New York City, embodying the emotions of the lyrics and visuals perfectly.”
​-Nylon Magazine 

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Versatile. Athletic. Creative.
A non-binary Japanese Multidisciplinary Artist based in NYC and Tokyo

Grand jete-ing between Fredonia and NYC, they have danced in works by Paul Taylor , Douglas Dun, Jon Lehrer , and many other various genres of concert dance makers. But Manatsu was curious; "What is my artistic expression beyond concert dance?"


Manatsu actively sought acting opportunities in school, and performed in BENT and Almost, Maine, and re-discovering their love to not only acting, but to the thrill of "jump out of your comfort zone, see what awaits there"

And so that curiosity and the thrill paved path for Manatsu to be immersed into the world of immersive theater!

They have been an original cast for several immersive theater productions in NY and Tokyo such as "The Church of Strangers" by Randy Wiener,  "Pansy Craze" by Maya Dawyer, and Japan's first long-running immersive theater "Venus of TOKYO" by DAZZLE Dance Company

They are a proud Company Member of Hard/Femme Dances, and a co-creator and the lead actor of Hearts of Cranes, an immersive online immersive experience in collaboration with Experience You&I. 

Recent Credits; "Elisa and the 11 Swan Princes" at the Nissay Theater, "PAN" by Roma Hashimoto, starring in "MOVE" by Skout Music Video, "Lifted" by Mona Haydar Music Video.

 

Certified in Japanese Sword Stage Combat and Unarmed Fight by the Japan Actor's Union.

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