Yuri Shimaoka

Yuri Shimaoka is a dancer, ballet teacher and Shiatsu practitioner from Japan. She has trained in dance drawing from different sources, from ballet school to studying Japanese martial arts Budo from master Akira Hino, to visiting The Forsythe Company and assisting Yoko Ando, former dancer in the company.

Since 2015 she has been based in Berlin and collaborating with various artists in screen, VR, installation and dance. She has worked with Yoko Ando and YCAM InterLab, Okwui Okpokwasilli (10th Berlin Biennale), Matteo Marziano Graziano, Jeremy Shaw, IASA, Rob Fordeyn, Ersan Mondtag, Moritz Majce among others. Yuri is one of the co-founders of an artist-bodyworkers collective "Considering", where the members experiment economical mutual support and practice co-regulation and politics of care (www.considering.network). As a guest teacher, she has been giving ballet classes with a somatic approach in open dance studios and schools, experimenting with ways of drawing a collective healing process.

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Photo: Oliver Holfeld