Shoko Ito


Screenwriter, director, actor, film director. Shoko has travelled to 71 countries around the world and performed her own solo performance for over 35 years. She has also collaborated her theatre with video artists, dancers, choreographers and musicians playing various Japanese instruments. At an early age, Shoko wrote stories ranging from ranging from fantasy to reality.  Highly valued around the world. Probably the most multi-national performer from Japan.


In 1982, he studied under Japanese painter Matazo Kayama. 1983 "Golden Triangle" actor debut.

1986 Organized by ITO-GUMI. Graduated from Tama Art University in the same year.


1991–92 The world's first mapping theatre is performed daily for one year, the garden of George Pompidou Centre.


Studied with contemporary dance, Samburu Teshigawara in 1997. In 2001, at the invitation of the British Embassy in Japan, the “Japan 2001” Edinburgh Theatre Festival, one of the most prestigious THE STAGE in the UK, was highly acclaimed.


Exchange with Pina Bausch since 2001.


2012 “A Geisha Samurai” Avignon, highly acclaimed in France.


2013 Kinokuniya Hall performance. In the same year, the dance short film “MOMENTUM”, in which Shoko Ito was the lead actress, was screened in 70 countries around the world, and won the Grand Prize in Switzerland and the Best Dancer in the Netherlands, and was awarded at 10 film festivals in the US, Germany, Ukraine, and so on.


June 2016 Performed “Samurai Grandma” in Kathmandu, Nepal (hosted by the Embassy of Japan in Nepal)

And the country's Patan performance (Theatre Village), India New Delhi performance (Japan Foundation Japan Cultural Centre). In September of the same year, they performed at the Malyan Theatre in Yerevan, the capital of Armenia.


In October, he was invited to the Lori fest Theatre Festival held in the Lori region of the country and won the main prize “Ars Voskanyan” for the performance of “Samurai Grandma”. 10October 2017, the Japanese Embassy / Maldives National University's 60th Anniversary of the Japanese Maldives Diplomacy “Shoko Ito Performances and Workshops”, the Embassy of Japan in Sri Lanka / Kerania University Performances and Workshops are well received. In January and September of the same year, the Japan-India International Exchange Year, the Ahmedabad Japan Festival performance invited by the Embassy of Japan in Mumbai, and the performance of "BUNKASAI".


In February 2018, he performed successfully at Dublin City University, commemorating the 60th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Ireland and Japan.

In March of the same year, the performance at NTV • Kunja Theatre sponsored by the Embassy of Japan in Nepal / Theatre Village was acclaimed.


In October, Armenia International Theatre Festival invited performance. Received the “Ferry Terry Award” for the best prize in “Dog and Cat”.

In November, the 40th anniversary of the normalization of diplomatic relations between Japan and China, Beijing University of Foreign Studies, Shanghai Commerce and Foreign Language School, Shanghai Theatre Academy Performance, Hong Kong Academy for Performance



June 100th anniversary performance of Finland-Japan diplomatic relations and workshop-at Polvo Art School.

Japan-Poland diplomatic centennial performance-Warsaw performance hosted by the Japanese Embassy.

July "TANABATA-Festival" performance in Cambodia and Japan Mekong 10th anniversary.

August Japan-Japan-Finland diplomatic centennial performance-3 performances organized by the Polish Japan Foundation "Yamato".


in 2019

September Performance by the Embassy of Japan in Latvia

October Armenia International Theatre Festival Invited Performance

Same month, Laos-Japan Mekong 10th Anniversary-Performance of Japanese Culture Centre, University of Laos / Performance and Workshop at Konkan University, Thailand

(November Hong Kong Academy for Performance Performance and Workshop)



Ito is undoubtedly a talented and energetic performer ... boundless charm

                                      〜(The Stage, UK)



Shoko Ito is an UFO. Her play is the most refreshing theater in my life

                    〜Journal Provance, France (Avignon Theatre Festival)


Your Performance made me happy; I haven’t seen something comparable from the time of Marcel Marceau; he was mime, you are vocal. But you both are in the same class of achievement.

~Andrzej Tadeusz Wirth (a Polish-German theater scholar, theater critic and university teacher)



(About Movie: The Samurai‘s Sister)


" It is very good title, Radical, Shoko use a lot of original technic, you made Minimalistic expressions, personal and universal very interesting, wonderful movie! "

Copyright(C) "peach moon" All Rights Reserved