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We have a combined 40+ years of work experience utilizing a diverse global network.

The team hails from South Korea, Japan, and Turkey respectively. Tokyo brought them together to combine their diverse backgrounds and years of experience in concert, film, theater, and event production, talent management, booking agency, energy, and banking.

We utilize global network to provide artists with opportunities to expand their boundaries of expression in original performances across disciplines (music, dance, other arts) to be presented around the world.

The Tarantula.

The legend of the Tarantella dates back to Italy in the Middle Ages. Once bitten by a poisonous tarantula spider, the victim would fall into a trance that could only be cured by frenzied dancing.

Musicians would surround the victim searching for the correct rhythm that would be the cure.

 

Tarantula partners like to bite and then cure, going through many rhythms in between.

 

"Produce something we would enjoy"

This slogan is the basis under which Tarantula has established itself for creative activities.

Live Events

Planning, producing and touring original contents (shows, performances, concerts, and other live events)

Art Events

Planning and promotion, curating Art Exhibitions (Photography, Fine Arts, and others) and tours

Agency Business

Sales agent of booking shows & musicals for theaters and promoters; Artist booking for clubs, festivals and other events

Consulting Service

Festival planning and operation, In-bound and Out-bound business support, Artist promotion, etc.

Our Team

Youngji Nam

Rep. Director / Founding Partner

Studied Fine Arts in Korea. After studying at the New York Film Academy for film directing, started her career as a producer in film, and participated many International Film Festivals in New York and Korea.

In 2007, established Gummi Bear Productions in Korea for producing music events and organizing tours, events & concerts for overseas musicians in Korea.

Ruiko Kato

Director / Founding Partner

Born in New York, grew up in Tokyo. Over 10 years experience in assisting independent dance performance production in Tokyo, while specializing in Business Development, Project Management, and Project finance. In 2000, assisted the production of the 40th anniversary of Antonio Alonso’s debut Flamenco performance (former principal dancer at Ballet National de Espana).

In 2014, moved to creative management, for brand marketing and promotion.

Engin Yenidunya

Founding Partner

Born in Istanbul. Graduated from Yale Uni. Over 13 years experience in finance in NewYork, London, Hong Kong, and Tokyo. From 2009, started his career as a Film producer, as well as music and event Producer. His major works are:

CUT by Amir Naderi (Orizzonti Opening Film of Venice Film Festival ’11)

ASHES by A. Weerasethakul (Winner of Cannes Palme d’Or 2009)

World Tour (‘13) for Joker & King, close-up magic and improvised jazz duo

Wonjeong Choi

Art Director

Studied History of art and worked as a Cultural Properties Committee in South Korea. Graduated from London Metropolitan University for craft and wearable design. 10 years experience in a University in London and South Korea, as well as an art director, an artist in residence and wearable designer.

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