Nami Yamamoto

Performing Arts, 2006

Nami Yamamoto’s dances have been presented in New York City at Dance Theater Workshop, Danspace Project, Movement Research at Judson Church, Dancing in the Streets at Wave Hill, and The Kitchen; regionally she has appeared at Jacob’s Pillow and the Philadelphia Museum of the Art. In March of 2002, she premiered her first full length evening multi-media piece Freedumb at P.S. 122. Since 2000, she has collaborated on two full-length works with Malaysian artist Joyce S. Lim, Wan Dollah, and in/Flux. In 2004, she debuted as a puppeteer in Dan Hurlin’s Hiroshima Maiden. Yamamoto was an artist-in-residence at The Djerassi Foundation, UCLA Asian Pacific Performance Exchange, Brooklyn Arts Exchange and at Dance Wave in Ehime, Japan where she was born and raised.

Awards and Accomplishments

2009: Yamamoto is a recipient of a Pew Fellowships in the Arts award