Based in Berlin since 2010, Tiziana Longo, co-founder of Motimaru Dance Company,
is an independent international performing artist, choreographer, dancer, and teacher, specialized in the dramaturgy of movement, dance composition and Japanese contemporary "butoh".
As Motimaru she developed the internationally acclaimed solo MUT and together with Motoya Kondo the duo piece TWILIGHT. After completing her Bachelor's degree in Performing Arts at the University of Bologna, Tiziana spent five years in Japan. She studied at the renowned Kazuo Ohno Dance Studio and danced and technical assist Yoshito Ohno, the legendary master, and son of Kazuo Ohno, the co-founder of Japanese Butoh dance.
During her time in Japan, Tiziana won a 1 seat scholarship as a foreign artist from the Japanese Ministry of Culture to conduct research about Japanese Contemporary dance involving the HIjikata Tatsumi Archive at the Art Center of Tokyo Keio University.
Later she has done fieldwork research on Eastern Dances in Japan, India, Nepal, Bali. In those travels, she experienced the cultural/artistic aspect of dance and also its primitive, social, psychological aspects.
Her Spectrum of body-mind research has expanded further to the philosophy of Yoga (Hatha Yoga Teacher Training), to Levine's psychology of trauma's healing, and the T.R.E. (Trauma/Tension Release Exercise Method Certified Provider).
As a choreographer and dance coach, her work focuses on the movement behind the dance, the dance itself, and its possibilities for expansion. She is an experienced teacher who is leading regular classes and intensive, thematic workshops in Berlin and abroad since 2010. Over the past 15 years, she has performed internationally and worked in residencies in more than 30 cities in Europe, Australia, and Japan. She performed at the 2010 Venice Biennale in Italy - selected by and under the direction of Ismael Ivo, at "No Ballet" in Ludwigshafen 2014, at "Lucky Trimmer" International Dance Festival in Berlin 2016, "Dance ga Mittai" Contemporary Dance Festival in Tokyo 2016, "Oulu Dance Festival in Finland 2016, etc...