Yasuko Yokoshi

Yasuko Yokoshi, photo by Peggy Jarrell Kaplan

Yasuko Yokoshi, photo by Peggy Jarrell Kaplan

Yasuko Yokoshi entwines cultures and personal insights to create radical performance works. Yokoshi will perform BELL Solo Unplugged, a solo version of her highly acclaimed 2013 work BELL, a contemporary reimagining of the classical Japanese dance Kyoganoko Musume Dojyoji (A Maiden and a Bell at the Dojgoji Temple).

Yasuko Yokoshi was born and raised in Hiroshima, Japan. She currently lives and works in both New York City and Kyoto. Yokoshi’s works have been presented by the Theatre de la Ville in Paris, the Whitney Museum of American Art, Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, The Kitchen, Danspace Project, Dance Theater Workshop, the Japan Society, PS 122, Portland Institute of Contemporary Art, Dublin Dance Festival, and others. In July 2011, Yokoshi was appointed as the inaugural Resident Commissioned Artist of New York Live Arts. Recent awards include a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship (2009), a Foundation for Contemporary Arts Award (2008), and a BAXTen Award (2007).

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