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Mikiko Kawamura is a Japanese dancer and choreographer.

Born in Tokyo, Kawamura started her professional dance career in 2011. Since then, she has achieved remarkable milestones in the field of contemporary dance.

In 2014, she won the "Next Generation Choreographer Award" and the "Audience Award" for her work "Inner Mommy" in Toyota Choreography Award. The following year, she received the "Jury Prize" and the French Embassy Prize for Young Choreographer, supported by Air France, at the Yokohama Dance Collection EX2015.

In 2016, Kawamura was invited to the French National Dance Center CCN/R in Lyon and spent six months as an artist-in-residence member in Paris, Lyon, Grenoble, Marseille, Cannes, and Le Havre.

From 2011 to 2019, she has performed in 31 cities across 15 countries.

Kawamura’s recent performances include N.P, a Lisa Spilliaert film based on a novel by Banana Yoshimoto; The Bacchae – Holstein Milk Cows, a play written and directed by Satoko Ichihara; and "TOKYO REAL UNDERGROUND” in the Tokyo Tokyo FESTIVAL Special 13, where she played the role of a complete copy of the Japanese Butoh legend Tatsumi Hijikata.

In 2022, Kawamura formed the unit "Iroha" with Taishi Watanabe and began performing on the street. Since 2023, she has updated her own YouTube channel, "Kawamura's Animation Dance Lab".

In 2023, Kawamura will be involved in Kumiko Ueda's new production of the Italian-language opera Pagliacci / Cavalleria Rusticana at Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre and Aichi Arts Center; Satoko Ichihara’s The Bacchae – Holstein Milk Cows in Capitol Theater as a part of the program of Theater Der Welt 2023, Germany; and Satoko Ichihara’s new puppet show called Yoroboshi: The Weakling in Schauspiel Frankfurt, Kammerspiele, also as a part of the program of Theater Der Welt 2023. Kawamura will choreograph and perform in Takao Kawaguchi's Rose Color Dance.

©Etsuko Suzuki


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