Dancers – Johanna S. Meyer, Mina Nishimura, Leah Ogawa
Puppeteer – Matt Acheson
Musicians – Matt Heyner (drum), Sean Meehan (drum)
Lighting – Asami Morita
Choreographer Nami Yamamoto presents Headless Wolf, a new work about learning to find the beauty in both life and death. Headless Wolf draws from her own experience of becoming a mother within close proximity of losing her father.
Nami Yamamoto (choreographer/artistic director), originally from Japan, graduated from New York University in 1993 with a MA in Dance Education. Since then her work has been presented in New York and elsewhere, including Brooklyn Arts Exchange, Dance Theater Workshop, Danspace Project, P.S. 122, Movement Research at Judson Church, The Kitchen, Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, Museum of the Art in Philadelphia, Studio 303 in Montreal, UC Irvine, Dance Studio Moga in Japan, Contemporary Dance Festival Free Dance in Ukraine, Walker Art Center and Gibney Dance Center. Her work has been funded by Puffin Foundation, Creative Capital, Manhattan Community Arts Fund from Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, Jim Henson Foundation, and Suitcase Fund from Dance Theater Workshop. She has been nurtured and inspired by her residency experience at Asian Pacific Performance Exchange in UCLA, Djerassi Resident Artists Program, Movement Research (2014-2016), Dance Wave in Matsuyama Japan, Brooklyn Arts Exchange (2003-2005, 2012-2013), Summer Theater Lab in UC Santa Barbara and Maggie Allesee National Center for Choreography (2008).