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Hirokazu Tategata's Danceable LIFE Vol.2

舘形比呂一のDanceable LIFE Vol.2

Pursuing the world of Hiroichi Tategata
Hiroichi Tategata (dancer/choreographer)

Needless to say, I believe that my career as an artist began with dance.
Although he majored in acting in college, he is a hopeless underachiever. However, after discovering dance, my hurdles towards singing and acting became lower, and I was able to take on challenges without hesitation. I don't know why that is. However, I think the fact that I was able to develop my own sense of "expression" through dance had a big influence on me.
Awakening to ``a means of expressing oneself'' may be an important process for those who aim to live in this kind of world. Nowadays, I am less conscious of boundaries when it comes to singing and acting.

This spring, I appeared in "Reading (Closet) Musical". It is a stage where you can speak and sing while holding a script. It was a tremendous amount of pressure to sing alongside the actors who are active in musicals (lol). However, rather than making it sound beautiful, the song is meant to create a world on stage, so it was a worthwhile challenge.
I'm the clumsy type, so it takes me twice as long to do things that others can do in one go. By spending more time than most people, I managed to give it shape. Before I knew it, I had a long acting career (lol), but unfortunately, I was still as clumsy as ever.

However, these days, not only my co-stars but also the directors and producers are often younger than me, so I find myself in the position of ``I can't afford to fail, it's only natural that I can succeed.'' You may think this is a natural thing to do since you're on stage as a professional, but I think it's boring to be on the defensive out of fear of failure. That's because I think if you get defensive, you won't be able to improve. As an artist, I want to see more and more of myself that I've never seen before. I would like to maintain that spirit of challenge.
When you're young, you have the vigor and persuasive power that only young people can have. However, as you grow older, your possibilities as an artist will expand. With this in mind, I am also taking on a series called ``TRY OUT,'' in which I dance by myself for over an hour.
In 2016, he participated in the Fukushima Biennale "Chongyo Art Festival". It was a very valuable experience to perform in a local 100-year-old traditional house.

And this fall, I will be touring the country with "THE CONVOY SHOW." There are so many different stages that I've appeared on, from entertainment to artistic and stoic works, that I sometimes get confused (lol), but Convoy is one of my origins, and it's an important stage for me. I feel that I can continue to grow by appearing on both avant-garde stages.
What I am aiming for is to become an artist who can strongly feel the ``Hiroichi Tategata World''. Rather than being skillful at everything, I want to be someone who makes people think, ``I want this person to play this role,'' or ``This role is perfect for Tategata.''

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