Takeshi Yazaki, originally from Kyoto, Japan, studied theatre before turning to dance. He has previously worked with Susan Buirge ("Matoma") and the Michel Kelemenis Company (in France and Japan).
Since founding his own company, Takeshi Yazaki has performed at numerous festivals (Avignon, Montpellier etc.) and continued to hone his unique personal style: crisp, simple, with no extraneous mannerisms or complications.
Takeshi Yazaki draws his influences from real life, offering up an intimate vision of Japanese society far removed from the usual media clichés. Eschewing the aesthetics of Manga and "high-tech" modernity, he explores the daily lives of Japanese people and examines, often humorously, the codes by which they must abide.