Nagao Akemi is a Berlin based choreographer and dancer. She has been dancing since she was three years old and became interested in psychology at an early age, which she later studied. Biographical, personal and political themes enter into her work. The question of what moves people and makes them dance is a constant guide. Her latest pieces, B OR D ER S?, JUICY ♡ METAMORPHOSIS and DIAMOND - The Crossing Point of Money and Spirituality negotiate taboo subjects such as discrimination, sexuality, and the connection between money and spirituality. Akemi's dance experience ranges from ballet to street dance. She has been involved in numerous collaborations in Europe and Asia (including with Choy Ka Fai, Eva Baumann, Bettina Neuhaus, Yoshiko Chuma, Anna Kubelik - at Akademie Schloss Solitude, Villa Massimo, Künstlerhaus Bethanien, among others).
Between 2018 and 2021, she studied at maC (MA Choreography) at HZT, HfS Ernst Busch.
dance period: since 1986
dance back ground:
ballet, Japanese folk dance, hip hop, soul, contemporary dance and improvisation dance
other practice back ground:
swimming, piano, drawing, painting, vocalist, fashion model, climbing and meditation
history of street dance, traditional Indian dance and Hawaiian dance(Hula).
psychology, sports psychology
currently Akemi is completing her master study in choreography at HZT, HfS Ernst Busch, Berlin
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