Akemi Nagao

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Akemi Nagao is a Berlin based Japanese dancer and choreographer. She has been dancing since she was three years old. Her dance background is ballet, street dance, soul dance in Japan. She started to develop her movement history into the contemporary dance and improvisation dance in Berlin from 2007. She has worked for Micha Purucker, Louise Wagner, Gerhart Hauptmann Theatre Görlitz-Zittau/wee dance company, Eva Baumann, Carl Orff/Lemi Ponifasio, and more choreographers and artists. She has also collaborated with Stina Nilsson, Ingo Reulecke, Fatou Traoré, William "Bilwa" Costa, Dietmar Kirstein, Adam Pultz Melbye, Michihiro Morisada, Michael Tuttle, Léo Dupleix, Yannick Dupont, Louis Evrard, Jasmin Schaitl and a lot of different kind of artists in Berlin, Brussels, Vienna and Japan. She has received founding from Kulturtopf Bremerhaven for the piece "A Step" which created with Michael Tuttle (sound artist) in 2012 and she had a residency at workspacebrussels at Kaaitheater Living in Brussels in October 2014.
She was invited to teach a workshop as a guest artist from the Universität für angewandte Kunst Wien in April 2014.