佐久間 新 SHIN SAKUMA
１９６８年大阪生まれ。二十歳の頃、流れる水のように舞うジャワの舞踊家ベン・スハルト氏に出会い、自分のご先祖さまに会ったと確信する。その後、インドネシア芸術大学への留学を経て、現在は伝統舞踊におけるからだのありようを探求する中から「コラボ・即興・コミュニケーション」に関わるプロジェクトを推進中。からだに問いかけることから生まれる言葉で話す「からだトーク」（大阪大学）、障がいある人との新しいダンスを創る「ひるのダンス」（たんぽぽの家・奈良）、マイノリティの人とのダンス映像制作（CROSSROAD ARTS・オーストラリア）等。共著に「ソーシャルアート 障害のある人とアートで社会を変える」（学芸出版社）。北海道教育大学、大阪大学、追手門学院大学非常勤講師。
Since 1988, he started Gamelan at Osaka University. From 1995 for 4 years, he learned at Indonesia University of Art, and performed at large number of
stages, such as in Palace.
After returning Japan, he produces not only traditional work but also performs for the music created by Makoto Nomura (Japan) and David Kotlowy (Australia) and so on.
Since 2004, he collaboratively works with disabled members of Tanpopo-no-ye in Nara and conducts workshops and creates opportunity to show the work in Able Art Movement.
Since 2005, he founded “I-Picnic” which improvises performance at outdoors. The improvised performance is being held at Indonesia, Japan, Austria and Hungary, and also produced DVD.
Performed in 07’ and 09’at Kontraste Music Festival (Austria) , and in 08’ Creative dance and drama performance tour (Indonesia) , Solo Ethnic Music Festival (Indonesia) and Ogaki Biennale (Gifu).
Since 2009, he produces workshop series on dance and philosophy, in collaboration with Center for the Study of Communication-Design, Osaka University.
As well as being a traditional Javanese dancer, I have been involved in dance projects which are concerned with the concept such as ‘collaboration’ and‘improvisation’ and ‘communication’. My recent practice includes;‘I-Picnic’, the improvisation group which aims to offer dancer to be sensitive towards his or her own surrounding and to communicate with whatever emerging from it;‘Osaka Picnic Project’ (Semba Art Café) which encourages participant to use his or her physical sensation and feeling to understand the city of Osaka;‘Body Talk’, the clinical philosophy project initiated by Osaka University CSCD: Center for the Study of Communication-Design which explores the relationship between language and what one’s body feels; the creation of a new kind of dance between dance and people with disabilities（Tanpopo-no-ye; ‘SANZUI, the project which challenges the boundary between music and dance.