Shizuka Yabuuchi | TEDxTokyo 2013
Shizuka Yabuuchi has fused rhythmic gymnastics, dance and magic to conjure up an entirely new style of performance art. Shizuka began exploring her own ideal form of dance after placing second at the National Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships in high school. She later performed as a lead dancer at an Eikichi Yazawa concert and in the production of Magic Revolution! Cero!!. Staying true to her rhythmic roots, Shizuka has performed at exhibitions and competitions for the Rhythmic Gymnastics Performance Association. In 2012, with a piece that fused rhythmic gymnastics and dance, she won the Audience Award at Japan’s largest dance event, Worldwide.