Sho Shibata Executive Producer
Sho was actively involved in the performing arts in Japan as a child, performing on stage in 'Les Miserables' and in various children's television and film programmes. The most notable work that he was involved in, was a stage production of 'Waiting for Godot' directed by the late Yukio Ninagawa at Ginza Saison Theatre in Tokyo.
He then moved to UK in 1995 and graduated from London School of Economics and Political Science in 2005 with a degree in Philosophy and Social Psychology. His degree gave him a theoretical understanding of how discrimination and segregation come about. After graduation, Sho worked at Arts Council England, South East and joined Stopgap Dance Company in 2008 to manage touring, outreach and dance development projects.
Sho began producing Stopgap’s outdoor productions in 2009 with ‘Tracking’ and built its profile in the outdoor arts sector. His endeavours culminated with a Cultural Olympiad tour of ‘SPUN Productions’ in 2012. After successfully completing 'SPUN', Sho joined the company's senior management as the company’s full-time producer.