Kenji Takagi was a member of the Pina Bausch Company from 2001 until 2008. In the same year he received the German Theatre Award Der Faust in the category best performance in dance. Since then, Kenji is working as a freelance dancer, teacher and choreographer. He has taught in various places such as ImPulsTanz Vienna, Folkwang University Essen, Conservatoire National Superieur de Paris, École de danse contemporaine de Montréal or Movement Research, New York and was co-directing the rehearsals to the restaging of Pina Bausch’s Le Sacre du printemps at the Paris Opera, the English National Ballet and the Opera Ballett Vlaanderen. Recently Kenji's special interest as a performer and creator lies in improvisation performances and in interdisciplinary contexts such as with his site-specific projects Raumwandlungen, Ortsgespräche or the trio In Another Place, co-created with Cristiana Morganti and Emily Wittbrodt for the Salles de Nymphéas of the Musée de l'Orangerie, Paris.