Mina NIshimura

  • Brooklyn NY
Mina NIshimura

Choreographer/Dancer

Summary

Japanese-born, Brooklyn-based dance artist

Education

Work History
2001 - 2004

Completed Professional Training Program with a scholarship

Merce Cunningham Studio
1998 - 2001

Graduated with B.A. in Dance Education

Ochanomizu University, Tokyo, Japan

Choreography

Education
Jan 2015 - Apr 2015

"Sketches (of unknown landscape)"

Presented by Movement Research at Judson Church and Danspace Project at St.Marks Church

The work was made possible partly through Movement Research Artist-in-residence program

Jan 2013 - Feb 2015

"Collection of Body Landscapes" (drawing project)

Presented by Mount Tremper Arts Summer Festival, Whenever Wherever Festival (Tokyo, Japan), Bennington College and Movement Research Performance Journal #46
Jul 2013 - Aug 2014

"Quiet House, Ash Daughter"

Presented by Mount Tremper Arts Summer Festival, Movement Research at Judson Church, Bennington College (VT)  and Center for Performance and Research

The work was created with a comission from Mount Tremper Arts and the creation was made possible through residency programs at Movement Research, Chez Bushwick and Bennington College

Jan 2013 - Aug 2014

"Princess Cabbage"

Presented by Mount Tremper Arts Summer Festival, CAVE/SOAK Festival, Whenever Wherever Festival (Tokyo, Japan), Bennington College and DanceRoulette
Oct 2010 - Nov 2011

"Sandwoman"

Presented by Brooklyn Arts Exchange

The work was created and presented through Brooklyn Arts Exchange Artist-in-residence program

Jul 2010 - Sep 2010

"Talking in Position"

Presented by Whenever Wherever Festival (Tokyo, Japan)
Jan 2010 - Apr 2010

"Y 〼N"

Presented at The Ailey Studios at The Joan Weill Center for Dance

The work was created with a commission from Center for Remembering and Sharing

Jul 2009 - Oct 2009

"Timmy's Idea"

Presented by Dance Theater Workshop (currently New York Live Arts) 

The work was created with a commission from Dance Theater Workshop

Mar 2009 - Apr 2009

"Me Talking"

Presented by Movement Research Spring Festival
Nov 2008 - Feb 2009

"Me Singing"

Presented by The Kitchen/ Dance and Process

The work was created with a commission from The Kitchen

Mar 2008 - Dec 2008

"Tunasolo"

Presented by Harlem Stage/E-Moves, Bennington College and  LIT/100 Grand

The work was created with a commission from The Harlem Stage

Sep 2006 - Apr 2007

"Tuna"

Presented by Dance Theater Workshop/ Studio Series

The work was created with a commission from Dance Theater Workshop and through DTW's creative residency program

Jan 2006 - Feb 2006

"Coca-Cola"

Presented by Movement Research at Dance Theater Workshop
Sep 2005 - Nov 2005

"Be in Health"

Presented by Movement Research at Judson Church
May 2004 - Oct 2004

"Behind: a part of the kitchen"

Presented by Danspace Project at BRIC Studio and Merce Cunnigham Studio

The work was created with a commission from Danspace Project

Oct 2003 - Apr 2004

"bosabosa"

Presented by Joyce Soho, WAX Works and Cunningham Studio

Performance Experiences

●Nishimura has worked with leading choreographers and companies such as:

Kota Yamzaki/Fluid hug-hug. Neil Greenberg, David Gordon, RoseAnne Spradlin, DD Dorvillier, Trajal Harel, Marten Spanberg, Yoshiko Chuma/The School of Hard Knocks, Daria Fain/Phoneme Choir, Moriah Evan, Ursula Eagly, Cori Olinghouse

●Theater productions include:

"Wind-Up Bird Chronicle" written by Haruki Murakami, directed by Stephen Earnharst presented by Edinburgh International Art Festival and Singapore Arts Festival

 "Delusion of Furry" written by Harry Partch, directed by John Jesrum presented by Japan Society

●Featured Film:

"Upgrade" (2014) directed by Andrey Alistoratov and Hazuki Aikawa presented by Noka Productions

Featured Interviews and Articles

2015                    "Changing States: Mina Nishimura",  Movement Research Performance Journal #46

2014                    "Talking to Mina Nishimura", Culturebot

2014                     Featured interview, Time Out New York #967

2009                     Featured interview, Time Out New York #732

2008                     Featured interview, Time Out New York #690/ 691

Awarded Residencies/Grants

2015                     Brooklyn Arts Exchnage Space Grant program, NY

2013-2015          Movement Research Artist-in-residence program, NY

2014                     IIAC residency at Earthdance, MN

2013                     Chez Bushwick Artist-in-residence program, NY

2010-2011          Brooklyn Arts Exchange Artist-in-residence program, NY

2009                     danceWeb scholarship at Impuls Tanz, Vienna

2008                     DTW's Suitcase Fund, NY-Budapest

2003-2004          Ecole de Sable, Senegal

Published Writing

2013                    "Nuanced Body", Swedish Dance History, published by INPEX

2011                    "A Place where Nuances Come to a Body", Self-Coaching Workshop, published by Body Arts Laboratory

Teaching Experiences

2015                    Brooklyn Studios for Dance

2014                    Moving Arts Laboratory at Earthdance, MN

2014                    Movement Research/Sunday Process Lab

2012-2014         Ferris University, Japan

2010-2014         Bennington College, VT