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Satoshi Kudo

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Creation Laboratory - Motion Qualia

Based on Kudo’s original movement theory “Motion Qualia” you’ll learn how to stimulate your brain to deliberately lose balance by provoking your reflexes which induce inevitable movement. 


The work begins with physical practice of movement theory foundations to recognize the motion between being on and off-balance. This increases awareness of the constant movement surrounding you. Through guidance you’ll develop tools to follow disequilibrium through the experience of falling. 


At the starting point you’ll learn how to disengage with your own equilibrium, enabling your body to float and eventually start to fall. This insecure state provokes the amygdala and activates a reflex. Normally this reflex moves you back into a secure place, but once learning constant awareness to this reflex through embodying theory, you are able to manipulate it into purposeful “miscalculation”. The eventual ongoing falling out of balance gives you the potential to continuously provoke your reflexes and bring about a constant flow. This process transforms the movement into something inevitable.


We see this when a dancer loses control on stage, worrying the viewer, but in the next moment catches their own body back into flow, as it was always supposed to be. Because the mirror neurons in the viewer’s amygdala respond to the dancer’s, the viewer experiences a simulated sensation of what the dancer’s embodied experience, which creates a moment of emotional sympathy. 


“Motion Qualia” encourage you to release local control of the body by embracing control in a bigger sense through the physics of gravity and body. This composition of movement emphasizes sensuous dynamism as expression combined with aesthetics..

Satoshi Kudo

Company KUDO

Creation Laboratory
Motion Qualia

May 29 to June 2


June 5 to June 9

2:15 p.m. to 6:15 p.m.

(20 hours / week)

Open sharing on June 2 (Time and location to be confirmed) and June 9

6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Studio Théâtre des Grands Ballets 

Wilder Building

Studio: to be confirmed

Pricing and


DAC pro - $ 180 ($9 / hr)

Standard- $ 300 ($15 / hr)

Per week


Satoshi Kudo

Satoshi Kudo is a dancer and choreographer. He first joined Japan Action Club in Tokyo directed by international actor Sonny Chiba aiming to become a film actor. There he trained gymnastic, acrobatics and martial arts, practices that still affect his dance expression. He later followed dance to New York City and to his current base in Stockholm. Kudo has worked as a dancer for Ohad Naharin, Danish Dance Theatre, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui and many other creators. He worked extensively as an assistant choreographer and rehearsal director for Cherkaoui’s works including Michel Jackson ONE/Cirque du Soleil(CA), Der Ring des Nibelungen/StaatsOper Under Linden(DE) & Teatro all Scala(IT), SUTAR with Shaolin Monks/Sadler’s Wells(UK) and more. Later he also worked for Royal Swedish Ballet(SE) including the works of Mats Ek, Johan Inger, Alexander Ekman, Sharon Eyal and others. As a choreographer, Kudo has been active since 2002. Kudo created the movement theory “Motion Qualia” which relates instinct reflex to motion such as gymnastics or martial arts. He uses it often for creating his works, which have been performed in Europe and Asia. Kudo also offers workshops and classes world wide. 

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