Teruki Okamoto

Teruki Okamoto is a Multimedia Performer / Visual Artist / Juggler based in Japan.

In 2007, he won a prize at an international juggling competition, and since then he has performed at numerous dance, magic, theater, and other stage events in Japan and abroad. 2009, he was a guest performer on the ShoeboxTour, a circus performance tour around the U.S., and performed in 10 locations in North America. He was an artist in residence for “Meets KENPOKU” in 2018 and exhibited at the Nakanojo Biennale in 2019., ” He is currently expanding his activities beyond the circus.

Juggling generally refers to acrobatic techniques, but Okamoto considers juggling broadly to be “the act of creating new visuals by looking at the form and inherent energy of an object and connecting the body to it,” and transmits the process of his research as performance and visual works. At the root of every project is Teruki’s enthusiasm for the flow of energy itself and the visuals that emerge from it. In addition to his high level of juggling technique and his commitment to physical movement, Teruki has received acclaim both in Japan and abroad for the beauty of his landscapes.