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MASASHI ACTION MACHINE
Machine has made its mark by using the American dance style
to reflect distinctly Japanese icons.
The driving force behind MAM is Kumiko Sakamoto, artistic director and
Masashi Mishiro, representative, choreographer and principal
They both studied in New York under Frank Hatchett in 1981 and absorbed as
many American influences as possible, not to copy them, but for
Based in Nagoya, Japan, they founded MAM in 1990.
Kumiko and Masashi collaborate on most
pieces-she may have the initial idea
while he will develop the acrobatic part for the male roles.
Our mission "Wakon-Yosai",means mixture of Japanese spirits
and Western style, and attracts people around the world.
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