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Minamimura

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This app showcases the work, and working processes, of choreographer Chisato Minamimura. As a Deaf artist, she has a unique approach to choreography – creating what she calls ‘visual sound/ music’.

This app takes you behind the scenes of the production of a dance performance, revealing through video, images, descriptions and interviews:

* Chisato Minamimura's innovative system of dance scores

* A full production of her dance piece "Box"

* A step by step guide to the creative process

* The thoughts of the dancers and Chisato herself

If you are a fan of contemporary dance, or have an interest in, or work in, the performing arts, then this app provides a fascinating insight into the creative inspiration and practices of a talented contemporary practitioner.

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"Minamimura's stated intention is to share a deaf perspective on sound, but she also succeeds in presenting a beautifully clear composition, both minimal and engagingly playful."
- Dance Theatre Journal

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Chisato Minamimura is a deaf dance artist born in Japan and now based in London. She trained at the Laban in London before completing an M.A. at Yokohama National University. She also received a B.A. in Japanese Painting. She has been involved in a number of dance projects including creating and presenting dance performances and workshops in over 35 locations in 15 countries.