東海 笑子(とうかいえみこ)/UMIRA








Translator/ Workshop Facilitator 

I organize original workshops mainly dealing with lights & shadows, body, mind and perceptions. Creative facilitator at Animal Rendezvous (Authentic Movement), Shadow Rendezvous (Authentic Talk), Shadow Play Odyssey and Lion heart TALK






幼少のころにバリ島で過ごした体験が原点となって「影絵」に惹かれる。2009年よりイギリス南西部で3年に渡って光と影 × 自然 × 心身の関わりをテーマに研究。2011年に光と影と神話的な希少動物ホワイトライオンの繋がりをリサーチするため南アフリカへ渡航。2013年より現地の動物保護区に長期滞在し、足かけ3年に渡り翻訳にも携わる。光と影の体感、動物たちの叡智、暴力の起源と人間の更正などのテーマに関心があり、表現のプロセスを通じて生きる実感や自然との結びつきを育むことを目指している。



Born in Tokyo, Japan. Graduated B.A in Fine Art with Choreographic Practices, University College Falmouth, UK (2009-12). B.A in Environmental Information from Keio University, Japan (2000-2002). Scholarship Student at White Lion Leadership Academy (2013-14, South Africa) and Winter Intensive Course in Process Work (2017, US). Member of Japan Dance Therapy Association. Translator of "Mystery of the White Lions" (by Linda Tucker/2015). 


Since I stayed in Bali island at my early age and was attracted by Shadow Play, I explore light & shadow in various ways such as performance, photography, movie, writing and workshop. Especially in the southwest England, I created art works about light & shadow as well as the body-mind-nature relationship. In 2011, I traveled to South Africa to research on mystical White Lions and their relationship with light & shadow. Since 2013, I stayed in the local lion reserve for a long period and committed much time to translating the important texts themed on African ancient knowledge and lion shamanism as well. I've been intrigued by sensation of light and shadow, wild wisdom, the origin of violence and rehabilitation for humanity. I aim to recover connection with nature and rich human sensitivity through the process of my expression and activity. 



This red dragonfly is currently my power animal!