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    Nami Yamamoto is originally from Matsuyama, Japan.  Her choreography has been presented at Brooklyn Arts Exchange, Dance Theater Workshop, Danspace Project at St. Mark’s Church, P.S. 122, Movement Research at Judson Church, Dancing in the Streets at Wave Hill, The Kitchen (Dance in Progress), Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival (Inside/Out), Community Education Center and Philadelphia Museum of the Art in Philadelphia, Studio 303 in Montreal, UC Irvine, Dance Studio Moga in Japan, Contemporary Dance Festival Free Dance in Ukraine, and Walker Art Center in Minneapolis.

    Her work has been funded by Creative Capital, Jim Henson Foundation, Manhattan Community Arts Fund from Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, Suitcase Fund from Dance Theater Workshop, Puffin Foundation and Parent/Choreographer Grant from Brooklyn Arts Exchange.    She has received residency support from Maggie Allesee National Center for Choreography, Brooklyn Arts Exchange, Djerassi Resident Artists Program, Asian Pacific Performance Exchange in UCLA, Movement Research, Dance Wave in Matsuyama Japan and Summer Theater Lab in UC Santa Barbara.

    As a dancer, she has worked with Yoshiko Chuma, David Dorfman, Patricia Hoffbauer, Clarinda Mac Low, Victoria Marks, David Neumann, Sara Pearson & Patrik Widrig, Karen Sherman, Cydney Wilkes, Christopher Williams, Yasuko Yokoshi and many others.

    In 2004, she debuted as a puppeteer and has worked with Dan Hurlin and Lake Simon. In 2014, she was in The Oldest Boy written by Sara h Rhul’s and directed by Rebecca Taichman at Lincoln Center Theater and performed for three months run.

    She graduated from New York University in 1993 with an MA in Dance Education. Currently, she is a Movement Research Artist in Residence, creating a new work, Headless Wolf. She is the mother of Momiji, her six-year-old daughter.

    Degrees Held:

    MA, Dance and Dance Education, New York University

    BA, Dance major in Physical Education, Ehime University, Japan

    Professional Affiliations:

    Artist Advisory Member of Danspace Project

    Performances And Appearances:

    Performance Works

    Headless Wolf (new work)

    2015 Mar. Center for Performance Research (work in progress)

    2013 Jul. Wakakusa Kindergarten  in  Japan(work in progress)

    2013 Apr. Moga Dance Studio in Japan  (work in progress)

    2012 Mar. Moga Dance Studio in  Japan (work in progress)

    2011 Mar. Performance Mix (work in progress)

     

    a howling flower (65 minutes) integration of dance and puppetry with live music by Malkuth

    2009 May Walker Art Center (excerpt)

    2008 May Dance Theater Workshop (new york premiere)

    2008 May Contemporary Dance Festival Free Dance in Ukraine (world premiere)

    2007 Oct.  Danspace Project, Turning Japanese (work in progress)

    2007 May  Danspace Project, DraftWork (work in progress)

    2007 Feb.  Brooklyn Arts Exchange (work in progress)

    2006 Jul.   Summer Theater Lab at UC Santa Barbara (work in progress)

     

    the last word was PAPIREPOSE (65 minutes) series of solos and duets with video

    2006 Oct.  Dance Theater Workshop, Springdance Dialogue (excerpt)

    2006 Mar.  Dance Theater Workshop, Family Matters (excerpt)

    2005 Nov.  Brooklyn Arts Exchange (encore)

    2005 May  Brooklyn New School (excerpt)

    2005 Mar.  Brooklyn Arts Exchange (premiere)

    2004 Apr.  Brooklyn Arts Exchange (work in progress)

    2003 Dec.  Movement Research at Judson Church (work in progress)

     

    in/Flux (45 minutes) a collaboration piece with Joyce S. Lim

    2003 Apr.  Danspace Project (premiere)

     

    5.7.5 (20 minutes) solo

    2002 Oct.  Museum of the Art in Philadelphia

     

    Freedumb (58 minutes) a multimedia piece with video and live music by “IZITITIZ”

    2002 Mar.  Performance Space 122 (premiere)

     

    Wan dollah? (55 minutes) a collaboration piece with Joyce S. Lim with slide images

    2002 Jun.  Dance Force Showcase at Danspace Project (excerpt)

    2001 May  Japan Society (excerpt)

    2001 Feb.  Movement Research at Judson Church (excerpt)

    2000 Oct.  Dance Theater Workshop (premiere)

    2000 Jun.  Danspace Project, Darfwork (work in progress)

     

    H(a)i (10 minutes) solo

    2002 May  Studio 303 Montreal

    2002 May  Movement Research at Judson Church

    1999 Sep.  Dance Theater Workshop

    1998 Dec.  The Kitchen, Dance in Progress (premiere)

     

    My backyard (30 minutes) solo

    1995 Feb.  Danspace Project (premiere)

     

     

     

     

    Performance Works with Youth

     

    Bokuto Kimito, Kosaji ippai no Oniichan (me and you, and a tiny teaspoon of a big brother) (15 minutes) commissioned by Arts and Culture Department of Matsuyama city in Japan for 8 dancers age 10-23.

    2012 Nov. Matsuyama City Theater

     

    there was a tornado once in Brooklyn (15 minutes) commissioned by BAXco, a youth company at Brooklyn Arts Exchange. 7 dancers age 14-18.

    2011 May  BAX 20 Gala at Picnic House at Prospect Park

    2011 Mar. Triskelion Arts

     

    Flying with my shooting stars (30 minutes) commissioned by Saint Joseph Ballet for 54 young dancers age 10-18

    2010 Jun.  UC Irvine (reprise)

    2010 Jan  Redcat (reprise)

    2009 Jun.  UC Irvine (premiere)

     

    a howling flower bloomed in my eye (30 minutes) commissioned by Saint Joseph Ballet for 40 young dancers age 11-18

    2007 Jun.  UC Irvine (reprise)

    2006 Jun.  UC Irvine (premiere)

    2006 May  Saint Joseph Ballet Studio Performance (work in progress)

    Awards And Honors:

     

    Grants: Creative Capital, Jim Henson Foundation, Manhattan Community Arts Fund from Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, Suitcase Fund from Dance Theater Workshop, Puffin Foundation, Parent/Choreographer Grant from Brooklyn Arts Exchange

     

    Space Grants: Union Street Dance, 92nd Street Y, SUNY Purchase

     

    Artist in Residence: Movement Research, Maggie Allesee National Center for Choreography, Brooklyn Arts Exchange,  Djerassi Resident Artists Program, Asian Pacific Performance Exchange in UCLA, Movement Research, Dance Wave in Matsuyama Japan and Summer Theater Lab in UC Santa Barbara.

     

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