Nami Yamamoto - Gibney
Week of July 15, 2020
Making space for
Nami Yamamoto onstage, head thrown back, arms outstretched in front, holding two prop breasts, nipples outward.

Nami Yamamoto

Nami Yamamoto, from Matsuyama, Japan, graduated from New York University in 1993 with a MA in Dance Education. Her work has been funded by Creative Capital, Jim Henson Foundation, Suitcase Fund from Dance Theater Workshop and others. She has been inspired by her residency experience at Movement Research, Brooklyn Arts Exchange, and Maggie Allesee National Center for Choreography. Her most recent work, Headless Wolf (2017) received The New York Dance and Performance Awards, (the Bessies) for an outstanding production. Currently, she teaches in New York City public schools through Movement Research’s Dance Maker’s program.

Photo by Lauren Tuvell