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Marina Fukushima

Dancer, Choreographer

Marina Fukushima, born in Tokyo, Japan, is a dancer, choreographer, and teacher based in San Francisco. From a cross-cultural perspective, her creative focus is on the themes of silence, family, and intergenerational relationships. In 2017, she created a multi-disciplinary solo dance "Sky of 11.5 Hours" in response to the video installation exhibition of Dionne Lee (US) and Shirin Abedinirad (Iran) as a part of Aggregate Space Gallery AIR, in Oakland, CA. In the previous year, she presented the multimedia dance performance "Family Seasons" at NOHspace in collaboration with her parents (both visual artists), preceded by the thematically connected works "At Rest" and "Place for Family in Dance" (as a resident artist at Deborah Slater’s Studio 210 in San Francisco). Prior, in collaboration with visual designer Olivia Ting, she created the works "Wrinkle in the Horizon" and "Room in a Pinhole" and was a resident artist at Treasure Hill Artist Village in Taipei.  Her works have been supported by multiple grants from Theatre Bay Area CA$H and the Zellerbach Family Foundation. She received her BFA in Dance from Butler University and MFA in Dance from the University of Iowa. Since 2005, she has performed with numerous dance companies and choreographers in the San Francisco Bay Area, including Epiphany Productions, KUNST-STOFF, Lenora Lee Dance, Mark Foehringer Dance Project, ODC, Catharine Galasso, Christine Bonansea, project agora, and Tableau Stations and toured across the United States and internationally in Germany, Greece, Peru, Taiwan, Korea, and Japan.

Job Title

2nd Generation

San Francisco, CA, USA

Affiliated Artist

Marina Fukushima

Photo by Isak Immanuel

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