New York, New York
Born 1961, Hiroshima, Japan
Choreographer, Dancer, Film/Video Maker
Dance is a medium that I use to enhance presence. I explore from minimum to extreme and all the shades and degrees in-between to locate the exact presence I want to be and I want to see on stage.
I am obsessed with controlling and not controlling. I am always regretting what I lack, or what I have in excess. I am bad at relationships. The communication that is the focus of my work is a tool I use to learn how to relate to others. I am always aware of my relationship to other people, to society, to history, and to my own knowledge. I inspire myself in order to fulfill the gap between knowing and not knowing. I often find myself being wrong and failingâ€”and I don't mind being wrong and failing as they help me to focus on what I am making. Creating frees me from being one place, one person, and one time.
1986 B.A., Choreography, Hampshire College
2008 Reframe the Framework DDD, premiered at The Kitchen, New York, NY
2006 what we when we, premiered at Danspace Project, New York, NY; also performed at The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY
2003 Shuffle, premiered at Performance Space 122, New York, NY; also performed at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY; the Time-Based Art Festival, PICA, Portland, OR
2001 Royal Madness, premiered at The Kitchen, New York, NY and the Nes Theater, Amsterdam, Holland; also performed at SOMMER SZENE, Salzburg, Austria
2001 Travel Theory, premiered at Performance Space 122, New York, NY; also performed at MASS MoCA, North Adams, MA
1998 Tendencies and Strategies, premiered at Festival A/D Werf, Utrecht, Holland
2007 BAXTen Artist Award
2006, 2003 New York Dance Performance â€œBessieâ€ Awards
2002 Creative Capital Grant
1990 Mori Ogai Autobiography Literary Award (Japan)