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An Art house for Alterative Art in  the Japanese countryside, with a special focus on dance and Performance Art.(yes, a dirty word, one we try and improve the use of…)

Originally set up to introduce art for non-artists in the countryside, we’ve expanded its scope, including childrens workshops as we discover the role of art covers many parts of life OUTSUIDE gallery and theatre walls…

Home of international Dance couple of Mystery, Yuko Taniue (japan) and Aeryn Rock (South Africa) who met in Germany 2003 and made their home in Berlin for 6 years until movng back to Japan.

YESE lies in Mie-ken, a prefecture with many sources of natural inspiration…A third of Mie consists of National parks.  Famous sites in Mie include the ISE grand Shrine (Ise-jingu) and the Kumano Kodo, an ancient pilgrimage walking path.

Noteworthy  milestones of YESE!:
1)Converting a 40  year old house into an art house: This nearly killed us. The site consists of two houses. We had to clear MAJOR termite damage in the oldest one..which wasn’t apparent when we first found the place. We had to strip walls and removing the ENTIRE floor.

I dont thnk you understand…THE ENTIRE FLOOR. Including many support beams, and a few walls…. Next was dealing with the damp and reinforcing supports for the roof. Finally we could build  a new dance floor and adjoining ateliers/all-purpose rooms. It took two years, We managed to do this while raising two small kids, through TWO  cold winters and despite having little money thanks to the support of professionals and volunteers. People really want to help if you can make clear why .
2)Collaborations and support: We’ve been collaborating almost since the inception of YESE, with a young painter Shinpei Hamaguchi in a series of action painting dance performance  venues throughout Mie-ken. This culminated in a tour of Germany, where we did action painting/dance events. Following an intense 2 months, a new exhibition of Shinpei’s new work, inspired by Germany was exhibtied at YESE along with two local HAKUSAN artists in a show entitled “MORTAL KOMBAT, 3 Artists celebrate 3 years of YESE!”

-3 Body Resonance workshops by Yumiko Yoshioka

-Acting Workshop by Tokyo resident Midoh Ohmura…ended up inspiring one participant to write a scenario for the first time in his life, which Midoh ended up performing.
Renovations continue on the site, latest improvement:converting garage into  Occupational Therapy consulation room and Artist exhibition space. (Art life means you have to be flexible with work space!

UPDATE 15Sep 2017