Rebecca Lloyd-Jones and Kensaku Shinohara

Rebecca Lloyd-Jones and Kensaku Shinohara, photo by Mayumi Yamamoto

Rebecca Lloyd-Jones and Kensaku Shinohara, photo by Mayumi Yamamoto

Massmess is an investigation on power of the mass, and how individuals and mass exist, cooperate, compete, organize, make chaos, support, destroy and create together.

Rebecca Lloyd-Jones is a performer, choreographer, and an improviser based in NY. Her work explores the expression of displacement, subconscious, memories, history, embodiment, identity, complexity and contradiction through human body.She has worked with artists and companies such as Marianela Boan, Leah Stein Dance Company, Yelena Gluzman’s science project, Abigail Levine, Nicole Bindler, Sasha Welsh, Noemi Segarra, PISO Proyecto, VOID Theater Company and many others, and has performed in various cities in United Sates, Canada, Japan, Mexico, Brazil, and Puerto Rico. Her own choreography has been shown at Dixon Place, Dance New Amsterdam, Movement Research at Judson Church, Philadelphia Live Arts Festival, Studio 34, Ulah’s House, Green Space Studio, Temple University, Smith College, and many others. She also has produced few dances on camera. She has been an artist in residence at E|merge collaborative residency, Liftoff residency, and Field emerging artist residency. Currently she is investigating in interdisciplinary collaboration with various artists in performance, music, and film. For more info,

Born in Sapporo, Japan, Kensaku Shinohara started dancing and creating his own work while studying anthropology at International Christian University in Tokyo in 2004. After dancing and touring nationally and internationally with companies such as Nomade- s, Grinderman, and with his own company Team Punchinello, he moved to New York City in 2009 to further his creative work. Trained in modern and contemporary dance techniques as well as improvisation, Shinohara has collaborated with artists such as Jennifer Muller, Tiffany Mills, Daria Faïn, Yoshiko Chuma, Darcy Naganuma, Philippa Kaye, Giada Ferrone, Lynn Neuman and others. He has presented his works for New Museum presents Dance for DNA, Movement Research at Judson Church, One Bryant Park/Bank of America Tower by chashama, Dumbo Art Festival, LaMaMa Experimental Theater, Hatch/Hatched Series, PMT Dance Festival, Evolve Dance Festival, WestFest, Queens Fringe Festival, Collaborations in Dance Festival, Fertile Ground/Take Root Series at Green Space, WAX Works, and more. His works have been described as “A spirited and fun take on urban experience,” (Art Values Education) “A sophisticated structure that allowed for playfulness, unpredictability and pushed time and space” (Karen Bernard, New Dance Alliance) and “Filled with humor” ( He has taught his workshops in Sapporo and Tokyo in Japan, as well as in New York City. He has been a residency artist at The Field, MANA CONTEMPORARY, OMI dance, E|MERGE at Earthdance. Since 2013, he has hosted CRUSHED MUFFINS, an artists gathering.

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