Marina Fukushima

Marina Fukushima is a dancer and choreographer based in San Francisco. Born in Tokyo, Japan, she immigrated to the US in 1992. From a cross-cultural perspective, her creative focus is on the themes of silence, family, and intergenerational relationships. She choreographed the work “Family Seasons” (2016) in collaboration with her parents (both visual artists) and was a resident artist in Beppu for the project “Things Evaporate - dances of sickness and health” (in collaboration with Isak Immanuel, 2018), at Aggregate Space Gallery in Oakland (2017), and at Treasure Hill Artist Village in Taipei (with visual designer Olivia Ting, 2014) for “Room in a Pinhole.”

She has collaborated and performed with numerous companies and choreographers, including Kunst-Stoff, Lenora Lee, ODC, Christine Bonansea, Catharine Galasso, and Tableau Stations, in the US and internationally, in Germany, Greece, Korea, Peru, Taiwan, and Japan. She received a BFA from Butler University and an MFA from the University of Iowa.

Updated June 2019

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Nikkei al descubierto: una columna de poesía


For this month’s column, I thought it would be a good time to feature the other artists in a residency we are sharing this summer in Little Tokyo (the +LAB Artists-in-Residence program, where five of us are here for three months working on various arts and community engagement projects in partnership with Little Tokyo Service Center, Japanese American Cultural & Community Center, Sustainable Little Tokyo, Visual Communications and the Japanese American National Museum). We ended up going through an experiment together. After two weeks of intense orientation around the Residency theme of “cycles of displacement” - what would come, poetically speaking ...

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