Chisato Minamimura is a Deaf performance artist, choreographer and art guide born in Japan, now based in London. She approaches choreography from her unique perspective as a Deaf artist, creating what she calls ‘visual sound/music’, with her practice meshing Sign Mime, BSL art guide approaches, Visual Vernacular and digital elements to explore sensory and human experiences.

http://chisatominamimura.com

My idea for this residency is to explore the concept of 'visual music and soundscapes' from my perspective as a Deaf choreographer. I would like to develop an inclusive and creative way which supports a collaborative process, challenging the assumptions of who can create soundscapes, and what this may look, sound or feel like should the leading perspective be a non-hearing one.

Chisato Minamimura