Since 1991 Akemi Takeya has been living and working in Vienna. As a choreographer and performer she has collaborated with artists in the fields of dance, theater, film/video, photography and music. She has created numerous dance, video and performance pieces in collaboration with such artists as Paul V. Weihs, Sam Auinger & Rupert Huber, Sam Auinger, Roberto Paci Daló, Dorfmeister, G.X. Jupitter Larsen, Sergio Messina, Bob Ostertag, Robin Rimbaud aka SCANNER, Jon Rose, Andrea Sodomka, Wolfgang Mitterer, Tom Cora, Werner Puntigam, Christian Fennesz, Tetsuo Furudate, Granular Synthesis (modell 5 / 1994) , Ong Ken Seng, Benoit Lachambre, Uchihahsi Kazuhisa, Keiko Higuchi, Tanja Tomic, Noid, Rechenzentrum, Zbigniew Karkowski, Metalycée etc….
She has set up her own performance method and incorporates the thoughts from her journals, dreams, diaries and essays into her performance pieces, ultimately producing an unexpected and visceral fusion of sensory encounters. In her choreographic works she thinks rationally and lyrically, with head and body, in an eastern and western manner, in oppositions, combinations, entanglements, sounds, songs, spaces, movements, words.