photo: Nobutoshi Takagi
Kim Itoh first danced butoh with Anzu Furukawa and Dance Butter Tokio(1987-1990). He left the company in 1990 to pursue a also career touring Japan and Europe.
In 1995, he founded Kim Itoh + the Glorious Future. The company's works include Dead and Alive, ANATA, 3SEX, Boys~Girls, on the map, I want to hold you and Screaming garden. Itoh recently was awarded the Shuji Terayama Award for his choreography at the First Asahi Performing Arts Prize
(2002). He also received the 5th Prix d'Auteur du Conceil general de la Seine-Saint-Denis (1996).
The company's performances in France, the UK, Germany, Spain and Argentina have been greeted with critical acclaim. During the 1998-99 season they toured five cities in the U.S. (winter 1998, Seattle, Los Angels, New York, Pittsburgh, Minneapolis) and six cities in the UK. (Spring 1999, Brighton, Nottingham, Coventry, Bristol, High Wycomebe, Horsham) with Dead and Alive
and 3sex. Most recently Kim Itoh + the Glorious Future participated in the 2000 Lyon Dance Biennale, the 2001 Brighton Festival and the 2002 Julidance Festival.
Itoh was recently a participant in the residence workshop at Akiyoshidai International Art Village, Bates Dance Festival Residence Program. He also choreographed for the Australian company "CHUNKY MOVE"