Manatsu's creative expression does not stay in the performance they do.
They have a passion in choreography, both for art films and live performance.
Their vision is always from this inspiration; "What can I research through this creation?"
A Manifest of a Midsummer's Night Dream
Premiered at Nightlife Skinshow: Desperate 4 Attention
(You Won’t Last 5 Seconds!) @Triskelion Arts
transformation from the 'acceptable' self from
i am just what i am yall.
A 10 minute solo structured improv piece in the midst of the COVID pandemic.
You might relate to it, or you might not understand it at all.
Every interpretation is open for y'all.
Its my Monologue,
独.. One 者...Person 論...Theory
愚...stupidity/ a very old way of calling themselves in order to respect someone who is in a higher position.(which no one does it anymore
and a culture I still don't understand)
Hakama Jazz Wakatsuki
Blues music is characterised by sad melodies and even today the expression having the blues means you are feeling gloomy.
I found myself being healed with the acknowledgement of having the blues and instead of shaming and hiding them, to put it out to the world with the artists' craft, creation, and expression.
"Double Trouble" by Otis Rush
A quiet reminder of solidarity for all of us who chose to keep on breathing, living and moving forward from 2020.
National Suicide Hotline 1-800-273-8255
Happy Days from the Bathtub
An bathtub adaption of Samuel Beckett's "Happy Days" Fear no more the heat o'the sun.
oh les beaux jours.
Special Thanks to Victoria Dieck
“You don't get to choose how you're going to die. Or when. You can only decide how you're going to live. Now.” ― Joan Baez
Structure/Props/Performed by Manatsu Tanaka
Music: Lost it to Trying by Son Lux
I do not own the rights to the music
VIRTUAL PREMIUM SHOW TIME Vol.2 by Nekturez
organized by Ken Hasebe
Circa, Muscle Memory
A performance art piece based on the muscle memory provoked by sound, touch, and movement.
Piano is learning choreography for my fingers.
Videography by Vanessa Raffaele
Director and Performer by Manatsu Tanaka
T Shirt (2019)
BFA Dance Senior Project METAMORPHOSIS
Josh Ambrose, Julia Black, Monika Bregande
Cameron Clements, Avery Carlson , Anna Fitzpatrick
Wayne Murphy, Addison Traux
Scopophobia ; Reflectiur
a fear of being stared at or the gaze of someone elses especially in a social setting.
The scariest things is the world is to face wit your own reflection; the true, vulnerable, raw version of yourself.
Performed by Manatsu Tanaka
Filmed by Mamiko Nakastugawa
Meet You at the Bar(re)
It is always fun making a special drink just for you....
And when you throw characters, concepts, and fun music in a cocktail shaker, we are ready for a little Kiki in the theater.
Ballet Music for Warmups; Plies
iPhone Ringing Tone
Let's Have a Kiki Clean Version by the Scissor Sisters
Orchesis Dance Company Fall 2018 Concert "Resilence"
A. (U)no seat
-there is only one seat left to fill.
B. no seat(S)
-there are no seats left to fill. Wall. Floor. Space.
C. (U) (S)
-there is only us/Us/uS/US
Choreography, Dancer, Costume and Sound Design
Lazy Susan Gallery
NYC Independent Project 07/29/2018
Beethoven meets Chopin
A very new style of dance....a collaboration of Vogueing and contemporary using a very very classical piano music piece.
Moonlight Sonata Op.27 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Etude Op.10-14 by Frederick Chopin
Ashely Williams,Tina Elaine, Monika Bregande, and Manatsu Tanaka
Orchesis Dance Company Spring Showcase 18 "Rise Above"
Choreographed based on an image "Melting"
by Yulia Brodskaya.
Maggie Austin, Emily Fox, Hannah Wagner
An Independent Project by Junior BFA Dance Major Manatsu Tanaka
Video by Kyle Lict
Photography by Vanessa Raffaele
Fredonia's Artists Alliance and 5 Junior Dancers proudly presents
A Dance Theater Piece
an adaption of Samuel Beckett's "Act Without Words",
Based on a mime play done by one actor, 5 dancers presents
the world of Samuel Beckett in a warehouse on
50 W Main Street.
Without being graded,
With creativity and freedom,
we, Junior Dancers are stepping outside of everyday classes and sharing OUR art, especially as dancers, by utilizing our artistic tools;
Dance and Movement.
Josh Ambrose, Ever Chavez, Mamiko Nakastugawa, Jillian Stonefoot
Directed and Choreographed by Manatsu Tanaka