Satoshi Kudo is a Japanese dancer and a choreographer based in Stockholm, Sweden.


By his own work “Silent Body” (2003) Kudo has received the Serge Diaghilev Memorial Award  at The Third International Serge Diaghilev Competition of Choreography Art 2004 in Gdynia, Poland. And the audience prize and the 2nd prize at Going-Solo choreography competition 2003 in Stockholm, Sweden. 

After professional experiences in Tokyo and New York, Kudo is now based in Stockholm since 1998. He has worked for Ohad Naharin, Eastman/Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Danish Dance Theatre, and others.


He has also worked as an assistant choreographer and rehearsal director for Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui from 2006 to 2013. And for the Royal Swedish Ballet under the director Johannes Öhman for the the productions by Mats Ek, Johan Inger, Alexander Ekman and Sharon Eyal in 2015 and 2017. 

Kudo has developed own method “Motion Qualia” which is creating movement in relation between a brain activity, physics dynamism and universal gravity. By this method, the movement produces only necessary body language, which speaks directly to the audience the relation of body and emotion. His work has been performed in Sweden, Finland, Spain, France, Poland, Thailand and Japan. 


photo: Björn Abelin