MUTO Daisuke

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MUTO Daisuke
Gunma Prefectural Women's University
Department of Aesthetics and Art History, Faculty of Literature
Job title
Associate Professor
MA(The University of Tokyo)
Other affiliation
Toyama University
Research funding number
Twitter ID

Research Areas



The University of Tokyo
Waseda University

Committee Memberships

Feb 2018
Society for Dance Documentation & History  Editorial Board
Apr 2013
Japanese Society for Dance Research  Editorial Committee

Awards & Honors

Asian Cultural Council Japan-US Exchange Program Fellowship

Published Papers

MUTO Daisuke
Bulletin of Gunma Prefectural Women's University   (39) 157-174   Feb 2018
MUTO Daisuke
Bulletin of Gunma Prefectural Women's University   (38) 211-220   Feb 2017
MUTO Daisuke
Bulletin of Gunma Prefectural Women's University   (36) 127-136   Feb 2015
MUTO Daisuke
Bulletin of Gunma Prefectural Women's University   (33) 83-94   Feb 2012
Strategy of Anti-Spectacle in Yvonne Rainer's Trio A: On "Seeing" Difficulty
Daisuke Muto
Bulletin of Gunma Prefectural Woman's University   (30)    2009
Asia as Space of Differences: Towards a New Dimension of "Con-temporary Dance"
Daisuke Muto
Butai Geijutsu(Performing Arts)   (12)    2007
Gesucht: Unbekannte Koerper. Ueber die Entwicklung einer zeitgenoessischen japanischen Tanzsprache
Daisuke Muto
Theater der Zeit   (9/2006)    2006
Dance as a Cultural Question: Dance Culture in Japan's 1990s and Its Current Status
Daisuke Muto
Butai Geijutsu(Performing Arts)   (5)    2004
Technical Beauty and Body in Masakazu Nakai's Philosophy of Art: Range of Aesthetics of Sports
Daisuke Muto
Saison Art Program Journal   (10)    2003


MUTO Daisuke
viewpoint   (86) 1-5   Mar 2019   [Invited]
Book Review: Yoichi Yamada: "Resonant Bodies: Music, Groove and Possession"
MUTO Daisuke
Choreologia   (41)    Mar 2019   [Invited]
Merce Cunningham, a Complex
MUTO Daisuke
Choreologia   (41)    Mar 2019   [Invited]
Projects of Learning Folk Performing Arts
MUTO Daisuke
Bijutsu Techo   (1068) 88-89   Jul 2018   [Invited]
Classical Performing Arts / Folk Performing Arts
MUTO Daisuke
Bijutsu Techo   (1068) 86-87   Jul 2018   [Invited]
Archival Body / Community: Reviving West Javanese Mask Dancer Mimi Rasinah
Endo SUANDA interviewed by MUTO Daisuke
Choreologia   (40)    Mar 2018   [Invited]
Book Review: Nanako Nakajima and Gabriele Brandstetter (eds.) The Aging Body in Dance: A Cross-Cultural Perspective
MUTO Daisuke
Choreologia   (40)    Mar 2018   [Invited]
The Bodily Reading of Bodily Pleasure: A Review of "Medieval Dances: Shirabyoshi, Ranbyoshi and Sarugaku" by Yukiko Okimoto
MUTO Daisuke
Hyosho: Journal of the Association for the Studies of Culture and Representation   (11) 258-260   Mar 2017   [Invited]
MUTO Daisuke
Choreologia   (39)    Mar 2017   [Invited]
Daisuke Muto
Newsletter of Japanese Society for Dance Research   (11) 10-11   Nov 2016   [Invited]

Books etc

Choreography and Corporeality: Relay in Motion
MUTO Daisuke (Part:Joint Work, Ch 3: Choreography as Meshwork: The Production of Motion and the Vernacular)
Palgrave Macmillan   Sep 2016   
Documents | 14 Evenings
MUTO Daisuke (Part:Contributor)
Seigensha   Dec 2013   ISBN:4861524067
History of Ballet and Dance
MUTO Daisuke (Part:Joint Work, Part 2, Chapter 1, American Modern Dance)
Heibonsha   Mar 2012   ISBN:4582125239
(co-author) Theater in Japan
Theater der Zeit   2009   ISBN:978-3-940737-25-0
The 3rd Asian Dance Conference 2007
Japanese Centre of International Theatre Institute   2007   

Conference Activities & Talks

Ruth St. Denis's Contact with Geisha During Her Tour in Japn: In Comparison to Other Vernacular Dance Cultures in Asia
MUTO Daisuke
Japanese Society for Dance Research   15 Jun 2019   
Contemporary Artists' Participation in Traditional Folk Dance Practice in Marginal Community: "Inheriting Rokusai Nembutsu Odori" Project in Shiga
MUTO Daisuke
Japanese Society for Dance Research   9 Dec 2018   
To Reframe a Vernacular Dance: Collaboration of Sioned Huws and Kakinaizawa Shishi-odori
MUTO Daisuke
Japanese Society for Dance Research   9 Jun 2018   
Artification of Dancing in Modernities in the West and Non-West: Oriental Dance, Bharata Natyam and Shin-buyo
MUTO Daisuke
Japanese Society for Dance Research   11 Jun 2017   
Intervenient Participation [Invited]
MUTO Daisuke
Asian Dramaturgs’ Network Meeting 2017   17 Feb 2017   
Politics of Learning: Interaction with Folk Performing Arts
MUTO Daisuke
Japanese Society for Dance Research   3 Dec 2016   
A Perspective on Contemporary Japanese Dance: 100 Years in 90 Minutes [Invited]
MUTO Daisuke
Singapore International Festival of Arts   29 Jun 2015   
Double Helix of Modernity: Matters and Situations of Japanese Dance [Invited]
MUTO Daisuke
Contemporary Theatre and Performance in ASEAN: Trends and Development   26 Jun 2015   
Choreography as Meshwork
Japanese Society for Dance Research   29 Nov 2014   
From Butoh to Kontemporarii Dansu: the Asian Perspective [Invited]
MUTO Daisuke
BUTOH SEASON: International Butoh Conference and Performance   7 Jun 2014   


Jecko Siompo (choreography), MUTO Daisuke (Dramaturg)   Artistic Activity   Nov 2014
Surely It Comes About
MUTO Daisuke   Artistic Activity   2013
Facilitator, The 3rd ITI Asian Dance Conference

Research Grants & Projects

Japan Society for the Promotion of Science: Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (B)
Project Year: Apr 2018 - Mar 2021    Investigator(s): YASUDA Shizuka
Gunma Prefectural Women's University: ???
Project Year: Aug 2019 - Mar 2020    Investigator(s): MUTO Daisuke
Folk Performing Arts in Marginal Village and Contemporary Art
Gunma Prefectural Women's University: 
Project Year: Aug 2018 - Mar 2019    Investigator(s): MUTO Daisuke
Research on Contact Zones Between Contemporary Arts and Folk Performing Arts
Gunma Prefectural Women's University: 
Project Year: Jul 2017 - Mar 2018    Investigator(s): MUTO Daisuke
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science: Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research
Project Year: Apr 2008 - Mar 2010    Investigator(s): MUTO Daisuke

Social Contribution

Director of After-school Diversity Dance
[Planner, Organizing Member]  25 Apr 2019 - Today
Program Director of International Section of Sanriku International Arts Festival
[Planner, Organizing Member]  Feb 2016 - Today
Facilitator of The 3rd Asian Dance Conference
[Planner, Organizing Member]  2007