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Kensaku Shinohara

     

Born in Sapporo, Japan, Shinohara started dancing and creating his own work while studying anthropology at International Christian University in Tokyo in 2004. After dancing and touring nationally and internationally with companies such as Nomade-s, Grinderman, and with his own company Team Punchinello, he moved to NYC in 2009 for further creative work. Trained in modern and contemporary dance techniques as well as improvisation, Shinohara has collaborated with artists such as Jennifer Muller, Tiffany Mills, Daria Faïn, Yoshiko Chuma, Darcy Naganuma, Philippa Kaye, Giada Ferrone, Lynn Neuman and others.

He has presented his works for New Museum presents Dance for DNA, Movement Research at Judson Church, 92nd Y, One Bryant Park/Bank of America Tower by chashama, Dumbo Art Festival, LaMaMa Experimental Theater, Queens Fringe Festival, WAX Works, Center for Performance Research and more. His works have been described as ”A spirited and fun take on urban experience,” (Art Values Education) "A sophisticated structure that allowed for playfulness, unpredictability and pushed time and space" (Karen Bernard, New Dance Alliance) and ”Filled with humor”(OFFOFFOFF.com).

He has taught his workshops in Sapporo and Tokyo in Japan, as well as in NYC. He has been a residency artist at The Field, MANA CONTEMPORARY, Omi dance and Earthdance. He has been hosting CRUSHED MUFFINS, an artists gathering in NYC since 2013. He is also a certified Pilates teacher and Thai body therapist.

He is a finalist in Yokohama Dance Collection EX 2015, and presenting "playtime" in collaboration with Gabriel Revlock in Fevruary 2015.

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