Kyōko Takenaka


If you would have to choose: Love play or fight?

What do you learn primarly in theater?
There’s nothing for certain.

Does reality deserve suspiciousness?

Kyōko Takenaka was born in 1987. She graduated from Obirin University, Performing and Visual Arts section in 2011 in Tokyo. She continued her training in France by entering the Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Art Dramatique de Montpellier in 2013, following the teachings of Gildas Milin, Cyril Teste, Julie Deliquet, Robert Cantarella and Alain Françon. Upon graduation, she began working with director Guillaume Vincent, “Songes et Métamorphose”, “LOVE ME TENDER”, “Les mille et une nuits”, programmed notably at the Odéon-Théâtre de l’Europe, Paris. In 2017–2018, she performed alone on stage “The question of Faeries”, by Satoko Ichihara. In 2018, she plays “Some of them had never seen the sea”, edited by Richard Brunel in the official program of the 72nd Avignon Festival. In 2020, she participated in a project in Canada, “Violence” by Marie Brassard. At the same time, she holds a State Diploma in Theatre Teaching. She gives conferences in some universities in Japan on the theater in France, especially on the professionalization of the actor.

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