Dance artist Nami Yamamoto will develop Trooper Brother, inspired by her physical and mental experience of undergoing multiple surgeries and the ways our minds dissect our changing bodies even as we continue to survive and celebrate our lives.
Nami Yamamoto, from Matsuyama, Japan, holds an MA in Dance Education from New York University and a BA in Physical Education from Ehime University. Her work has been funded by Creative Capital, Jim Henson Foundation, Creative Engagement by Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, City Artist Corps, and others. She has been nurtured and inspired by her residency experience at Movement Research, Brooklyn Arts Exchange, New Dance Alliance, and Maggie Allesee National Center for Choreography.
Her work, Headless Wolf (2017) received a Bessie Award for outstanding production. In 2021, she was a Gibney DiP Resident Artist and an Artist in Residence at Center for Performance Research to develop her piece, Trooper’s Brother. Nami enjoys teaching dance at NYC public schools through Dance Makers Program at Movement Research.