【Dance #2】”Reboot Program” of the University of Tsukuba Athletes
What is the “Reboot Program of the University of Tsukuba Athletes”?
This is the reboot program for student athletes by researchers and students at University of Tsukuba.
Our university prohibited students from coming to the university or doing club activities to prevent the spread of coronavirus infection.
This program introduces the efforts that our athletes have made to date during quarantine, and their efforts toward future “reboot”.
We will introduce each competition’s step-by-step preparation, theory, fitness, skill training, etc. for athletes from middle school to university who resume full-scale training after a long blank period.
We will provide information that will help you to return to a good condition gradually while preventing injury.
Let’s reboot together with University of Tsukuba athletes!
※The videos of this program were taken with appropriate consideration according to rules of the local government and the university. Some of them were taken before the Japanese Government declared a state of emergency or the university prohibited entry.
【Dance#2】Irregular and Agility
In the second part of the dance edition, we aim to develop agile and irregular movements while capturing the irregular beats with the body.
This video introduces three patterns of rhythm.
Regarding the first two, there are demonstrating motions that include steps and turns.
Let’s move and dance freely while feeling the rhythm of the percussion instrument Darbuka throughout your body!
You can watch this on YouTube as well.
Introduction of the Researcher
Associate Professor, the Faculty of Health and Sport Sciences, University of Tsukuba / Contemporary Dancer / Choreographer.
Her research fields are contemporary dance and the body awareness that dancers need for new dance styles.
As a dancer, she won many awards, including the gold medal and the Vaslav Nijinsky Award at the 3rd Japan International Ballet & Modern Dance Competition.
And in recent years, she has been expanding her activities as a choreographer.
As a choreographer, she has been highly evaluated and received the7th Asahi Performing Arts Awards (2007), the New Face Award of Minister of Education Award for Fine Arts (2009), and more.
In addition, she is active in various fields, such as choreography for artistic swimming at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games and for Japanese national figure skater.
Since 2002, she had been making efforts to foster the youth at her university.
For details, please reference the official page.