Tomo Sone against a tan background and in a matching colored shirt

Dance (MFA)

Tomo Sone is an independent choreographer, performer, and producer born in Kyoto, Japan. After she had worked with several ballet companies in Japan, she started to train in contemporary dance and started her career as a choreographer in Israel in 2008. In 2010, Tomo established Japan-Israel International Dance Project with Israeli choreographers and dancers, and the project has been producing performances and movement workshops.

Nowadays, she is expanding her activity internationally while performing, creating as an invited artist in residency programs, and leading movement workshops for dancers and non-dancers.

Interdisciplinary activities often inspire her work. In the past few years, she collaborated in her works with artists from different fields, such as animators, paper artists, film directors, visual artists, composers, and musicians. In addition, she was invited to participate in interdisciplinary residency programs such as Hospitalfield (UK), 40+08 Art Marathon (Israel), and AADK Spain (Spain).

Her body of work is often based on human relationships, presence, and inner struggles. Her interest is focused mainly on the relationship between humans and their circumstances in life and how people react to the events surrounding them.

Her works are presented by Suzanne Dellal Center (Israel), Gdansk Dance Festival (Poland), Kyoto Art Center (Japan), and the National Arts Festival by the Ministry of Culture in Japan (Japan), among others. Additionally, she was a finalist in the international solo contest at the Festival Internacional de Danza Contemporánea de la Ciudad de México in 2020 (Mexico).

Her video-dance works have been screened at the Festival International VideoDanzaBA (Argentina), Roppongi Art Night (Japan), Athens Video Dance Projects (Greece), and others. She was named "Emerging Artist for Art and Culture" by Kyoto City in 2010 and has been funded by the Ministry of Culture in Japan, the Israel Embassy in Japan, Kyoto City, and several companies such as Arts Support Kansai and Asahi Group Art Foundation. She holds BA in medicine from Kansai Medical University in Osaka, Japan.

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