Tania Coke

Tania Coke

Position: FACILITATOR-COACH

Born in the UK, Tania studied philosophy, politics and economics at Oxford University, and works as a facilitator and coach using her combined commercial and artistic expertise to enhance communication and creativity in the corporate sector. She is also a qualified mediator.

Tania began her career as a management consultant before discovering her calling as an artist. After an intense training and apprenticeship with Steven Wasson and Corinne Soum (last assistants of the founder of Corporeal Mime, Etienne Decroux), Tania moved to Tokyo with Kentaro Suyama (former assistant to Wasson and Soum) where they set up their own company, tarinainanika, with the aim of furthering the art of Corporeal Mime through creation and education. Since then they have been performing their original creations, as well as the repertoire pieces of Corporeal Mime, at festivals and venues across Japan. Thanks to the success of their latest production, Tokyo Fugue, the company did its first European tour in 2018, with support from Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation, Japan Society and EU Japan Fest. In February 2020 they carried out their second European tour with performances and workshops in France, Poland and the UK. Tania also guest-directs and acts as movement advisor to English-speaking theatre groups such as Yokohama Theatre Group and Tokyo International Players. From 2014-2019 tarinainanika was running regular Corporeal Mime classes in Tokyo and offering ad hoc workshops for businesses, universities, schools and the general public across Japan. The company relocated to Osaka in May 2019 where they teach, create and perform Corporeal Mime in an old carpet warehouse which they renovated themselves over nine months.

Alongside her work with tarinainanika, Tania runs the Japan network of RSA (Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce), hosting events that promote social innovation and enterprise.