TOSHINORI HAMADA Yasunobu
Toshinori Hamada actor, dancer, theatre artist, draws from his broad experience and deep knowledge as a Japanese artist residing in NYC. His early theatre training and performance was as a Kabuki actor (Yorozuya Family), eventually progressing to Noh Theatre (Ho-sho School in Tokyo, Japan, under the direction of Master Junosuke Watanabe. Upon arriving in NYC, Hamada trained at the Martha Graham School of Contemporary Dance and performs professionally as a modern dancer. He is a principal dancer and co-choreographer with world dance company, BALAM Dance
Theatre. His performance credits include Saeko Ichinoe Dance Company, the Harmonia Opera, the Connecticut Ballet, American Dance Festival. He has taught Noh theatre and dance at NYU’s Gallatin School, Tisch School of the Arts and Columbia University. In the last seven years, Hamada has turned his creative focus to writing/devising original theatre and song composition. His recent projects include Jyoen, a Japanese operetta which he co-wrote, co-choreographed and will co-direct and perform as an actor
/dancer; collaborations with Lew Tabackin, the legendary jazz musician, creating Noh-inspired dance works to jazz improvisations; and original Noh dance pieces. He is currently working on the musical, Wind Chime, composing the score and songs as well as refining the book. In addition, Toshinori has directed an award winning short film, Dream on Flatbed and
recently co-starred in an award winning indie film, Shūjin and in the HBO Max series, Julia.
To learn more about Toshi, visit http/www/toshimaibu.com