Yoshinojo Fujima (a.k.a. Rika Lin), is a shin-nisei, a part of postwar Japanese American diaspora, an interdisciplinary performing artist, teacher, choreographer and curator. A Grandmaster in Fujima style Japanese classical dance, Yoshinojo blends traditional aesthetics with contemporary music and movement practices to make dance pieces relevant with 21st century ideas of roles and identity. Yoshinojo crafts contemporary awareness with identity and tradition. Her projects stem from traditional pedagogy, lulling people into believing what at first appears to be a traditional presentation, but is in fact a transgression filled with subtle expressions of humor and protest.
Chicago, IL, USA
Photo courtesy of the artist