SHIBUI COLLECTIVE is a performance group, based in south Germany, Freiburg im Breisgau.

Emi Miyoshi, SHIBUI Kollektiv, choreographer, freiburg, tanz,

Emi Miyoshi / Artistic Director, Choreographer

Emi Miyoshi was born in Japan in 1977 and studied dance at the University of Ehime, Japan.From 2005 Miyoshi worked in the dance company pretty ugly tanz köln under the direction of Amanda Miller. In 2008 she received a grant from the Kunststiftung NRW and took part in the SiWiC (Swiss international further training course in choreography) as a choreographer. 

Since 2013 she has been working as a choreographer and dancer in various projects with artists, musicians and dancers in Freiburg. Since 2018 she has been leading regular open dance and movement workshops, such as “Time To Share Movements” together with Unita Gay Galiluyo at the Stadttheater Freiburg and “Come and Dance” at the Kunstverein Freiburg. Miyoshi is a currently on the advisory board of local dance network TANZNETZ Freiburg.

Since the 2022/23 season, she has been supported by the residency network Réseau Grand LUXE and Theater Freiburg, an exchange platform for young, emerging choreographers and their innovative projects.

 The SHIBUI collective was founded in 2013 by Japanese-born choreographer Emi Miyoshi. Since 2014 she has been producing in Freiburg under the name SHIBUI collective at the interface between dance and installation. Her work has already been shown at the dance festivals in Cologne, Munich, Heidelberg, Stuttgart, Switzerland, Taiwan and Japan. The SHIBUI collective has received a 3-year conceptual grant from both the city of Freiburg and the state of Baden-Württemberg. In 2017 and 2019 she won the Dance and Theater Prize of the City of Stuttgart and the State of BW. In June 2020 the SHIBUI collective received the 6-month Reload grant from the German Federal Cultural Foundation. In 2021, SHIBUI collective was invited as one of 12 independent, established ensembles based in Germany to the TANZLAND Onlinegala, organized by the Dachverband Tanz Deutschland and the Kulturstiftung des Bundes in cooperation with INTHEGA. The SHIBUI collective has recently received TANZPAKT RECONNECT funding from Diehl + Ritter. The funding enables the SHIBUI collective to strengthen its structure, to professionalize it and to network better nationwide. In addition, the funding enables the SHIBUI collective to develop formats for outreaching dance program.


Anna Kempin / Management, Dance

Anna Kempin began her dance training in 2011 in Freiburg at the freiburger akademie für tanz. In 2017 she received a scholarship from the German National Academic Foundation during her studies at the Hochschule für Musik und Tanz Köln, where she graduated in 2019. Since then she has been working as a freelance dancer with choreographers such as Rafaële Giovanola (CocoonDance), and David Hernandez (dh+). In the piece "Vis Motrix" by CocoonDance, which was nominated as piece of the year 2018/2019 in the critics of the magazine tanz, she is engaged as role takeover. Since 2021 Anna is living in Freiburg and part of the SHIBUI Kollektiv, under the artistic direction of Emi Miyoshi.


Unita Gay Galiluyo / Dance, Choreographic assistance

Unita Gay Galiluyo was born in Pasay, Philippines. She was trained under Gigi Velarde School, Makiling Arts School and the University of the Philippines. From 1991 until 1998, she was a member of the national company, Ballet Philippines under the directorship of Alice Reyes, Agnes Locsin and others. After that, she pursued her career in Europe. From 1999-2001, she worked as a guest dancer at Theater Basel. During this period, she also worked with Linga and Alias dance companies, in the year 2000, in Switzerland. Followed by a full- time membership, as a dancer in Stadttheaters Giessen, Heidelberg and Freiburg in Germany, from 2001 until 2006.
Since then, she has been working as a freelance with various choreographers,directors, artists, collective groups, at Stadttheater Aachen(Ludger Engels), Pablo Ventura Dance Company(Switzerland)Coisceim Dance Theater (David Bolger, Ireland), Leipziger Tanztheater
,Oper Leipzig, Stadttheater Freiburg and Stadttheater Trier,(Rosamund Gilmore), Public in Private(Berlin), Jo Fabian, Willi Dörner,Irina Pauls, Chris Ziegler/Moving Images, Cie la Performance, and Netzwerk AKS/Andrea Schlehwein, Art Space(Austria).
Since 2014, she has been part of the Shibui Kollektiv, from productions headed and choreographed by Emi Miyoshi: Morinonaka, Morning Flower, Relay-tionship, and Second Body.
As a choreographer, she created pieces like “Re-psyche-ling”,(2012) und “Dressing in Disguise”, (2018/19) in cooperation with Netzwerk AKS Art Space(Austria) in E-Werk Theater Freiburg.


Ephraim Wegner / Music

Ephraim Wegner, born 1980, has been working as a freelance musician, composer & media artist since 1997. The focus of his work lies in the combination of imaging techniques and digital sound generation, taking into account different input media. Wegner works in the programming languages c++, Java, JavaScript, Python, OpenGL, Csound or Pure Data and develops programs that are used on different devices in musical improvisations, algorithmic and notated compositions, interactive installations or experimental computer games.


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Monica Gillette / Dramaturg

Monica Gillette is a choreographer and dramaturge, with expertise in artist driven networks, participatory projects and transdisciplinary research. She is the project dramaturge for the EU funded projects Empowering Dance and Dancing Museums – The Democracy of Beings. Monica was the editor of the digital publication for the EU funded project Migrant Bodies - Moving Borders, identifying and developing inclusive practices for migrants and refugees through dance. Monica began collaborating with Shibui Kollektiv in 2018, first as a dramaturge of individual creations and now aditionally in supporting the development of community engaged projects. She has also been collaborating with choreographer Yasmeen Godder since 2012, most recently as dramaturge for the Practicing Empathy project, begun in 2019. In 2017, Monica and Yasmeen were awarded the Shimon Peres prize for their artistic leadership of the Störung/Hafra’ah project, which brought together people living with Parkinson’s Disease, professional dancers and scientists to collaboratively research movement. 


Dancer, Performer

Kirill Berezovski

Yannick Badier

Rebecca Jefferson

Ruben Reniers

Nobuyoshi Asai

Azusa Nishimura

Tina Halford

Lisanne Goodhue

David Pallant

Alice Gartenschläger

Lisa Klingelhöfer

Ying TingAn

Aly Khamees


Emma-Louise Jordan




Yvonne Forster

Mai Shirato

Charlotte Morache


Paula Mierzowsky

Charlotte Morache

Management, Assistance


Katharina de Andrade Ruiz

Carolin Salvamoser

Belinda Winkelmann

Ann-Kathrin Harr

Joke Colmsee

Artist, Musician


Jürgen Oschwald


Annette Riessner

Thomas Wenk

Christian Dierstein

Winnie Luzie Burz




Markus Frietsch

Conny Winterholler

Natalie Stark


Marc Doradzillo / Photo & Video

Marc Doradzillo was born in Düsseldorf.
He has been a freelance photographer and video artist since 2003 and has been working intensively with visual and performing artists since 2006. In 2007 he created his first art & dance video installation Schwerpunktverlagerung for the International Dance Festival Freiburg. Since then he has developed numerous video artworks, photographs and installations that have been seen and experienced as part of exhibitions or on stage as part of dance productions. He also works for renowned institutions such as the Kunstverein Freiburg and the Freiburg Museum of Contemporary Art, the Theater Freiburg and the LISTE in Basel.
He has also worked for dance companies such as Pretty Ugly Tanz Köln of the Stadttheater Köln and for well-known choreographers such as Alexandra Bachzetsis, he worked in the field of photo and video art.
Since 2014 he is a member of the SHIBUI collective.

Katharina Ludwig

Katharina Ludwig  /  Press and Public Relations

German dancer Katharina Ludwig, born 1997, completed her training in 2018 at the Iwanson School of Contemporary Dance in Munich. She choreographed several of her own short pieces, which were shown in Germany, the Netherlands, Ukraine, Poland and Austria. Currently she is working as a freelance dancer in engagements with the Joshua Monten Dance Company in Bern, Switzerland, with Wim Vandekeybus at the International Theater Amsterdam under the direction of Ivo van Hove, and with Freiburg based choreographer Karolin Stächele/DAGADA Dance Company.  Simultaneously, Katharina is finishing her Master's degree in Movement Research at the Anton Bruckner University Linz, Austria. For the SHIBUI collective Katharina is responsible for press and public relations and social media management.


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