This Is Shun.
Shun Sugimoto

Contortionist, Dancer, Artist, Teacher, Learner

SHUN (Shun Sugimoto) is a performer based in London and Tokyo. Shun combines breakdance with contortion with other aesthetic and athletic influences from other artforms such as yoga, contemporary dance, and physical theatre to create a unique vocabulary of movements and style.

Shun was born in Japan and lived in UK from the age of 13 until 23. Since then, Shun has been working internationally in theatres, circuses, and show venues, in places such as London, Dubai, Ibiza, Las Vegas, Mallorca, Barcelona, Hong Kong, Macau, Tokyo to name a few.
In his performing career, Shun has worked with Cirque du Soleil, Sadler’s Wells, V&A, The Box, Channel 4, Sky 1 etc. as a dancer and a solo artist. Shun was also the image model of Sadler’s Wells Breakin’ Convention. Most recently, Shun was a original cast member for Sydney Opera House’s sold out show Blanc de Blanc by Strut & Fret Production House, subsequently joining same company’s multi award winning show Limbo as male contortionist.
With his team Kinetic Art, Shun has won Arte Prize at the prestigious Festival du Cirque de Demain and Circolo Prize in Young Stage Festival. Shun is also a graphic designer and has worked with brands such as adidas, Max Mara, Ben Sherman, Skullcandy, Jaguar after graduationg from Central Saint Martins, and with his unique creative vision and leadership he manages his team Kinetic Art and curates art and dance projects.

Personal Information

Name : Shun Sugimoto
Birthday : 1988.10.13
Nationality Japan

Selected Experiences

Love Riot / Solo contortionist for Strut & Fret production’s show for P&O Cruises / Australia

Limbo / Solo contortionist for Strut & Fret production’s multi award winning show / Australia

Blanc de Blanc / Original cast member for Strut & Fret Production’s show in Sydney Opeta House / Australia

Young Stage Festival / Circolo Prize Winner with Kinetic Art / Switzerland

China Rouge / Macau
Festival du Cirque de Demain / Arte Prize Winner with Kinetic Art / France

The Act Dubai / UAE

Cirque du Soleil / Scalada Mater Natura / Andorra

Lio Ibiza / Ibiza, Spain

The Box / Performing in Theatre of Varieties / UK

Cirque du Soleil / ONE DROP / Special Performance for World Bank / US

Cirque du Soleil / ONE DROP / US

Cirque du Soleil / C2-MTL / Canada

Sky 1 / Got To Dance / Semi Finalist / UK

BFI / BREAK AWAY / Solo Documentary / UK

Channel 4 / Random Acts / Solo Performance / UK

Blanc de Blanc

2017 Australia

Strut 'n' Fret's ★★★★★ Production.

Male Contotionist / Bboy in Strut 'n' Fret's production, premiered in Sydney.

One Night For One Drop

2014 Las Vegas

Cirque du Soleil's Special Event

Shun's team Kinetic Art performed in Cirque du Soleil's Special Event : One Night For One Drop, 2014. Directed by Mukhtar OS Mukhtar.

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