Atama to Kuchi is a juggling company started by Hisashi Watanabe in 2015.
We run projects to pioneer the new concept and possibility of juggling as an artform beyond genres. This is not about existing juggling as circus or street performance.

This is about the fundamental relationship between “human” and “objects.”

We explore how physicality changes by the relationship and put the ideas into practice. Beyond stage performance, we are also constantly working on experimental projects in real life to rethink the way to deal with objects, because our life as human, which has always been with objects, is also juggling.

Our main performances are “MONOLITH” the first performance in 2015,
and “WHITEST” at Kanagawa Arts Theater in 2016. Currently working internationally, mainly in Asia and Europe.


Photo by Road Izumiyama

渡邉 尚

Hisashi Watanabe

Born in Kyoto, Japan. Hisashi Watanabe started learning juggling by himself at the age of 20.
Going deep into the practice, he realized that physicality is essential to juggling and began dance.
With the idea that juggling is the fundamental relationship between “body” and “objects (environment),” not just a part of circus and street performance, he develops his own unique style as never seen in any other performance in the world.
His body is like an animal, dancing with diverse techniques, such as contortion, handstanding, and changing body textures.

In 2015, he started his juggling company ATAMA TO KUCHI, and received much attention from dance, juggling, and circus fields across genres.
Currently he works worldwide, mainly based in Asia and Europe.

儀保 桜子

Sakurako Gibo

Born in Okinawa Island. She lived in San Francisco and Stockholm for total 6 years,

studying woodworking (toys), product design, and textile. After coming back to Japan and working at Kinosaki International Arts Center for one year, she joined the project of Atama to Kuchi.

Minister of translation and travel of ATAMA TO KUCHI.


Company Name Atama to Kuchi
Formed August 2015
Email Address atamatokuchi@gmail.com