Shoshinz started performing in 2005. All shows are produced by Yanomi, who is a theater actress in Japan.
Yanomi was a member of the Ryuzanji Company, a performance troupe which has created a wide variety of theater works that have been performed in Japan as well as in such countries as Canada, Russia, Iran, and many other Asian countries.
She utilized her vast theater experience and formed Shoshinz, with her theater partner Kuronatsu, and together they started out at a small bar in Tokyo.
Yanomi has a strong desire to cross over genres, and has therefore created a truly unique show which has a fearless mix of bizarre antics. She performed with her partner tirelessly at bars, live music venues, club events, parties, schools, theaters, and also on the street. And now after four-and-a-half years, she has embarked on a solo career.
Regardless of age or sex or nationality, audience members are always pleasantly surprised and delighted when they watch Yanomi's show. And most people come away from it unable to find the words to describe exactly what they have seen!
Shoshinz performed at The Montreal Fringe Festival 2007 and 2008, where many of their shows were standing-room only. They were a huge hit in their first U.S. tour (which included the cities of Portland, Seattle, Bellingham, Sacramento, San Francisco, Nevada City, and Los Angeles, and was produced by Andrew Connor) in 2009.
Shoshinz spent five months touring the United States and Canada in the summer of 2010, receiving rave reviews and standing ovations from Orlando, Florida to Vancouver, Canada, and everywhere in between. At every stop Shoshinz was greeted with deep enthusiasm for her explosive energy and radical performance innovations.
The latest Shoshinz piece, 'A Day in the Life of Miss Hiccup', won awards across the continent, including 'Best of Fest' at The Winnipeg Fringe, 'Spirit of the Fringe' and 'Talk of the Fringe' at The Vancouver Fringe, and the 'Best Make-up and Costuming Award' at The Orlando Fringe.
"A Day in the Life of Miss Hiccup"
The mysterious Miss Hiccup lives alone,
but is definitely not lonely. She is forever
accompanied by a raucous cast of sounds
and music that make her life an absurd