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Jun Kuribayashi

2021 ACTivate Residency

Jun Kuribayashi has been a mover all of his life. He began as a competitive swimmer, breakdancer, and martial artist. He took his first dance class at age 22 at the University of Kansas where he earned his BFA in Dance. The year he graduated, he premiered professionally with Momix. In 2004, he joined Pilobolus Dance Theater and toured all over the globe as a dancer, Dance Captain, and eventually an Artistic Associate until late 2015.

Dance Magazine listed him alongside Misty Copeland and Ethan Stiefel as one of the best performers of the year. Jun’s work as a performer, choreographer, and movement consultant spans a wide variety of mediums. Among others, he has collaborated with illusionists Penn + Teller, illustrator Art Spiegelman, juggler Michael Moschen, choreographer Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, movie director Trish Sie and Grammy award-winning band OK Go. Jun’s work has also been featured on the national and international stage and in film.


ACTivate Residency Project Description

HYBRIDMOTION is an artistic movement and dance theatre company co-directed by husband and wife duo, Jun Kuribayashi and Mia Dalglish, both based out of Boston. Their diverse, yet complimentary backgrounds in the performing and fine art worlds meld to create HYBRIDMOTION’s unique aesthetic. HYBRIDMOTION dance theatre embraces skilled performers from a variety of movement backgrounds and fosters the creation of inventive and unconventional work on the stage. Terrence Hayes filmed and assisted in the creative direction of HYBRIDMOTION’s project for their ACTivate Residency.