Meet the Choreographer — Lisa Kusanagi

Meet the Choreographer — Lisa Kusanagi

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This weekend marks the end of the Spring 2014 HATCH Series.  Don’t miss your final chance to see great new works by emerging choreographers!

Saturday, May 24th at 8pm Lisa Kusanagi will be presenting a solo work (“16 Day Return Policy”) to audiences at the Works Studio in Chelsea.  Keep reading to learn a bit about Lisa’s background and be sure to meet her and the other choreographers after the performance for a live Q+A!


Choreographer Bio

Lisa Kusanagi-Official HeadshotLisa Kusanagi is a Dance Expressionist. She came to the U.S. in 2007 and graduated cum laude with a BA in Theatre Arts and Dance from Sonoma State University, CA. Kusanagi is a member of Mark Haim Dance and Theater since 2012. She has performed with the company and as a freelance dance artist, both nationally (NY–The Joyce Theater, CA, WA, NC, VA, and ME) and internationally (France, Germany, and Japan). In 2014, her original choreographed dance works have been selected into the HATCH Performance Series (NY), the Judson Church STUFFED (NY), the Greensboro Dance Film Festival (NC), and the Marginal Arts Festival (VA). Kusanagi is currently working towards her MFA in Dance at Hollins University, where she was nominated for a student fellowship. She is continuously investigating and creating intellectual virtuosity through physical artistry. Visit her website:


Choreographer Artist Statement2460744_orig

Lisa Kusanagi is a Dance Expressionist. Her creative process and her life experiences are not separate entities from one another; rather, they co-exist. She believes that it is through movement that we activate our existence in the world, and that da
nce is one of the most organic and radical expressions. Dance is not an indulgent or luxurious art form, but rather a political action. She theorizes life through dance, the non-linguistic expressive art form of movement, because the body knows infinitely more than what the mind allows us to comprehend.


hatchHatch Presenting Series

Saturday, May 24th, 2014


131 W 24th St. 4th Floor

New York, NY 10011

Doors open at 7:30
, Show begins at 8:00

Tickets $15

Purchase Tickets Here!

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