Kaori Seki learned classical ballet and started contemporary dance at the age of 18. In 2003 she began showing her own choreographies. In 2012 she created “Hetero” with Teita Iwabuchi, which won the French Embassy Prize for Young Choreographers at the Yokohama Dance Collection EX in 2012. In 2013 she founded her company Kaori Seki Co. PUNCTUMUN, which has since shown pieces in Europe, Canada, Korea and elsewhere. Seki is interested in the ecology of human beings, animals and plants, and in sensory perception, incorporating tactile and olfactory elements into her works. Her awards include the “Next Generation Choreographer Award” grand prix at the Toyota Choreography Award 2012 und Japan Dance Forum Award (2016).