Thursday, May 10, 2012
TAISUKE Nonaka from Japan, 21 years old, he has already made his mark on the B-Boy scene. TAISUKE’s dance style is based on an impressive array of foundation moves, a variety of good toprocks and unique footwork combined with power moves.
TAISUKE is the cousin of B-Boy Toshiki, another great Japanese B-Boy. TAISUKE and Toshiki have a lot in common. Not only were they born on the same day, but they also grew up together in the same town and most importantly, both got into breaking through their sisters who were B-Girls and members of the same crew. TAISUKE and Toshiki started breaking when they were only eight years old and their sisters were big inspirations to them.
TAISUKE is originally from Nagasaki, but in now lives in Kanagawa, about an hour’s drive away from Shinjuku in central Tokyo. He shares an apartment with two tiny rooms and a small kitchen with a schoolmate. He just graduated from the International Dance College in Takadanobaba, where he had a scholarship and at the moment focuses on his B-Boy career.
The Zulu Kingz, the official B-Boys of the Zulu Nation, are TAISUKE’s big inspiration. The leader of his crew “All Area,” B-Boy Katsu, is a member of the Japanese chapter of the Zulu Kingz and TAISUKE, in spite of his young age, is already considered a top-tier B-Boy, someone to count on as a key member of the crew. This is a tremendous honor for TAISUKE.
TAISUKE is interested in geography. He loves checking out the world map because there are so many places that he doesn’t know yet. One of his dreams is to visit the World Heritage sites all over the world. He wants to travel, dance and learn and become an international player in the worldwide B-Boy scene. Apart from breaking, TAISUKE wants to try out dancing house and pop. He loves music, especially break-beats and the music of Ne-Yo, the young singer from Arkansas.
In his hometown of Nagasaki, a city surrounded by the ocean, his father taught him to fish and to make sashimi from the fresh seafood. This is a rare activity in a modern Japanese family, but one TAISUKE enjoyed a lot. Now, living in Tokyo, he refuses to eat any fish at all because he can’t get any as fresh as he was used to.