about me

Takemi Kitamura by Hope Davis

photo: Hope Davis

Takemi Kitamura: Native of Osaka, Japan, graduated Phi Beta Kappa with a BA in Dance-Education from Hunter College where she received the Choreographic Award from the Dance Program.

Her work has been presented at St. Marks Church, HERE, BAX/Brooklyn Arts Exchange, BRIC Studio,WAX/Williamsburg Art neXus, South Oxford Space, Lexington Center for the Arts in Lexingtom, and Thomas Hunter Hall.

As a dancer, she has worked with numerous choreographers and companies, such as Sondra Loring, Sally Silvers, Nami Yamamoto, Risa Jaroslow Dancers, Christopher Williams, and The BodyCartgraphy Project, to name a few. Her recent credit includes The Indian Queen by Dir. Peter Sellars.

 

69°S by Phantom Limb Company @ BAM 2011

69°S by Phantom Limb Company @ BAM. photo: Pavel Antonov

She also works as a puppeteer. Her credits includes such as The Oldest Boy @ Lincoln Center Theater, 69°S and Memory Rings by Phantom Limb Company , Demolishing Everything with Amazing Speed by Dan Hurlin, Stravinsky’s Firebird @ Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center by The Little Orchestra Society, and Shank’s Mare by Tome Lee and Koryu Nishikawa V.

She was a member and performing as leading roles in Japanese sword fighting theater company, Samurai Sword Soul for eight years. Not only as a performer, but also she sometimes collaborated as a co-wirter, assistant director and dance choreographer in this company. more about Samurai Sword Soul, please visit samuraiswordsoul.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

takemi-and-izou-puppet

photo: Nobutoshi Mizushima

北村武美:大阪出身。NYのハンター大学のダンス科をBAを Phi Beta Kappa で卒業し、Choreographic Award をダンス科で受賞。ニューヨークで振付家としてこれまでに St. Marks Church、HERE、 BAX/Brooklyn Arts Exchange、 BRIC Studio、WAX/Williamsburg Art neXus、 South Oxford Space、 Lexington Center for the Arts in Lexingtom、Thomas Hunter Hall などで作品を発表している。

ダンサーとしては Sondra Loring、Sally SilversNami YamamotoRisa Jaroslow DancersChristopher WilliamsThe BodyCartgraphy Project 等、様々な振付家やカンパニーと仕事をし、ピーター・セラー演出によるオペラ、 The Indian Queen にもダンサーとして出演している。

パペティアとしても活躍し、これまでに Sarah Ruhl, Phantom Limb CompanyTom LeeDan Hurlin,  The Little Orchestra Society、Lake Simons and Jhon Dyer 等の作品に参加。リンカーンセンター、BAM Harvey Theater、インターナショナルツアー等で公演を行い、幅広く活躍する。

 

 

 

激流:Gekiryu by Samurai Sword Soul

激流:Gekiryu by Samurai Sword Soul. photo: Kenji Mori

又ニューヨークをベースにする日本の殺陣シアターカンパニー、Samurai Sword Soul のメンバーを8年間勤め、数々の主役を演じた。時にはパフォーマーとしてだけではなく、アシスタント作家、アシスタントディレクター、ダンスコレオグラファー、 としても関わる。Samurai Sword Soul について詳しくは samuraiswordsoul.com へ。

 

 

 

 

 

1/2 life by The BodyCartgraphy Project photo: Sean Smuda

1/2 life by The BodyCartgraphy Project. photo: Sean Smuda

Sex: Female, Nationality: Japanese, Hight: 5’1″, Weight: 85 pounds, Eye Color: Black , Hair Color: Black

Skill: Japanese, Japanese sword fighting, contemporary dance, contact improvisation, jazz, folk dance, yoga, puppetry, and acting