Projects

  • THE SEA OF NOISES

    THE SEA OF NOISES The Sea of Noises by Chisato Minamimura, a deaf dance artist residing in England was performed at Owl Spot Theatre in Tokyo from 15th to 18th December 2016. What differs, or remains the same, among the music Ms Minamimura and a hearing audience feels? Sound/ Music coming out of diverse bodies will be put ...
  • PASSAGES OF TIME

    PASSAGES OF TIME Music is the depiction of the passage of time in sound – Peter Maxwell Davies (8 September 1934 – 14 March 2016)  I’d put this quote in PASSAGES OF TIME was taken this powerful assertion and interprets it from Chisato’s Deaf perspective, through a brand new score that draws upon classical and abstract instrumentation ...
  • SoundMoves

    An interactive dance installation designed by choreographer, Chisato Minamimura,  animator Dave Packer and digital sound artist Wesley Goatley.  SoundMoves was  a 1 week digital dance laboratory generating visual animation from motion and sounds  generated by a diversity of bodies, creating new artworks. This project was inspired by Chisato Minamimura and Dave Packer’s meeting at ShortCircuit in 2013 and an artfilm ...
  • Workshops

    Can we dance without Music?  Yes, we can dance with our senses. I offer various workshops, intensives and residencies drawing on Improvisation, Contemporary Dance and my unique use of the visual score. In the workshop, we will be able to explore how we can focus/ use our senses to enable us to create our own unique movements. ...
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    Aerial Performance

    Since 2009, I have attended the aerial course for deaf and disabled people and learnt skills; rope, trapeze and four-metre-high sway pole, organized by Graeae Theatre Company and Circus Space.
  • Chisato's App

    Chisapp

    On the Chisapp project, I have worked with a digital media aritst, Peter Pavement to explore the scores as creative expressions in their own rights, and reveal my working methods to the audience through a smartphone / tablet app that goes behind the scenes and allows people to interact in different ways with the performances ...
  • Ring the changes

    Ring the Changes+

    RING THE CHANGES+ is an interactive dance performance with a key focus in exploring the possibilities digital interfaces offer for enhancing the experience of deaf audiences at dance performances with sound visualisation and interactive tools. I made it a natural extension for me to start to work with a 4 week R&D to create a ...
  • Short Circuit

    Short Circuit

    D x D I have been working with scores for my choreography – linking movements to the space they occupy – on the body and in the space, using the mathematics of music as a base. Animator, Dave Parker from Sheep Films and I began to explore in a new direction using Kinect software to create a ...
  • Stuck in the Mud

    Stuck In The Mud

    STUCK IN THE MUD is the site-specific work and took audience on a journey through stunning indoor and outdoor historical setting. It was an integrated cast of disabled and non-disabled dancers, Ballet Cymru under the artistic direction for Marc Brew. I choreographed parts of STUCK IN THE MUD; WELCOME, AIR, BEECHALLEY as a GDance Fellow ...
  • shaping sounds

    Shaping Sounds 2

    The idea of this project is to see if a deaf person might be able to develop their feeling about, connection to and use of their own voice in such a way that it becomes a ‘soundtrack’ to their own movement.
  • BSL art guide

    We can share and understand art works in BSL. I present art tours in BSL using my skills and experience of art and my knowledge of art history at a range of venues including the National Gallery, National Portrait Gallery, Tate Museums and the Whitechapel Gallery. I completed the Signing Art Course: An Introduction to delivering BSL talks ...
  • Beats New Beats

    New Beats/Beats

    NEW BEATS, which toured across the UK and to the  Netherlands in 2010 and 2011, is a development of my 2009 piece BEATS. Choreographer:      Chisato Minamimura Performers:             Daniela B Larsen, Petra Soor Lighting Designer:  Andy Hamer Length:                     25 minutes International Tour: Feb 2011      @ Howth Theatre, Crawley April 2011    SpringDance 2010 @ Utrecht, Netherlands Dec 2010     DaDa Fest International 2010 @ Liverpool Oct 2010      ...
  • Epic Arts Cambodia

    Epic Arts Cambodia 4D

    4D was developed through exploration of the life experiences and individual rhythms of the Deaf and physically disabled dancers I worked with in Kampot, Cambodia over a 2 month period in 2009. It explored relationships which the participating dancers built with friends and used the words they mentioned most frequently (‘respect’, ‘share’ and ‘support’) as ...
  • Canon for Duet

    Canon For Duet

    I chose the title CANON for this piece because, according to my research, it is loved by many hearing people. My idea was to create a ‘visual score’ by recording the voices of 3 people and arranging them into a canon to be transcribed into film. With the help of Akira Baba, I was able ...
  • SCOT

    Scot

    SCOT was created from the sign name (a sign- language name that Deaf people give to each other) of a dance teacher, Scott. The piece was developed from one note. Then, two dancers’ arm movements became notes, each one following the visual score. From a simple movement, a complex piece of work emerged as the ...
  • Candoco Dance Company

    I worked with CandoCo Dance Company as a dancer from October 2003 to December 2006. Aug – Sep 2006 Miniatra by Claire Russ Oct 2005 – Dec 2006 Journey by Fin Walker In Praise of Folly by Athina Vahla Manchester Evening News Theatre Award (Dance) Apr 2004 Memento Mori – Memento Amore by Athina Vahla Dec 2003 – Apr 2005 Human Suite by Stephen Petronio Microphobia ...