CYCLE OF LECTURES “LIVES WITH ART”
WITH YUKO KOMINAMI
Live streaming on Youtube – https://bit.ly/YouTubeDasFiguras
The purpose of these lectures is to show the artistic and creative paths of artists with credits already established in the national panorama, but also of new emerging artists.
Through this trip to their histories and paths in the arts, these lectures become a living class, certainly of great interest to the local, national artistic community and to the general public. This initiative allows continuity in time and the possibility for Teatro das Figuras to have access to some artists that otherwise, due to their agenda, would not be possible at all.
ABOUT YUKO KOMINAMI
Born in 1973, Japan. She studied butoh and dance in Tokyo. After finishing her BA in Japanese history at Waseda University, she did a Professional Diploma in Community Dance Studies and an Independent Study Program at Laban Center London from 1998 to 2000. She obtained her MA in Dance Cultures, Histories and Practices from the University of Surrey in 2006. She has been working as an independent dance and performance artist. She has also danced in a company TEN PEN Chii ART LABOR (direction: Yumiko Yoshioka and Joachim Manger) between 2007-2010. She has collaborated with other dancers, choreographers, artists, musicians and theater directors of various landscapes. She has performed her work in prominent festivals such as Festival June Events – Atelier de Paris Carolyn Carlson, Les Repérages Danse à Lille, Festivalul International de Teatru de la Sibiu, Bodyradical in Budapest, Odisha Biennale in India and so on. She has also worked and performed in countries around the world – including Luxembourg, France, Germany, Belgium, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Hungary, Romania, Latvia, Finland, Turkey, U.K., Japan, China, India and Peru. Her work includes “Ones Voices” (2004) collaboration with Steve Kaspar, “Linnunrata” (2007), “reMEMBRANEce” (2009), “Project O” (2010) collaboration with Rajivan Ayyappan and Emanuela Iacopini, “Mayu” (2011) collaboration with Tomás Tello, “Recollections” (2012) collaboration with Kunihiko Matsuo, “Winter Worm-Summer Grass” (2013), “Three Short Stories” (2015) collaboration with Sayoko Onishi, “Dreaming Scarlet Medusa” (2017). Her work consists of experiments with movements in-between (movements of becoming) where intensities of individuals intersect. And through these experiments she aims towards affirmations of multiple and fragmented movements of ‘a life’.