Artist's Biography


Maho Ogawa / Movement Artist 


Maho Ogawa is a New York based movement artist originally from Japan. With background of ballet, traditional Japanese dance, and Butoh, she relocated to the U.S. in 2011. Her works have been shown in Asia at Raft (Tokyo), Korea & Japan Dance Festival (Seoul), Za Koenji (Tokyo), Whenever Wherever Dance Festival (Tokyo), Tokyo Culture Creation Project (Tokyo), and at various NY venues including Dance New Amsterdam, Soak Festival / Cave, The CURRENT SESSIONS, Spring Movement and Performance Studio Open House at Center for Performance Research, Movement Research at the Judson Church, Chez Bushwick, Gibney Dance, Domestic Performance Agency, Dixon Place, Industry City Distillery, and New York University Grey Gallery.  Ogawa is a recipient of  a Suginami ward grant (Japan) and a Tokyo Metropolitan Government grant (Japan).  Ogawa participated art residency programs including LEIMAY Fellowship, LiftOff residency program at New Dance Alliance, and Mount Tremper Art as a writer in residence for Kota Yamazaki & Mina Nishimura.  As a performer she has appeared in Sengiku Bando, Athena Kokoronis, Mina Nishimura, and Abigail Levine's works at Danspace, The Kitchen, ISSUE PROJECT ROOM, etc.




これまでに、東京では RAFT、d-倉庫、座•高円寺、森下スタジオ、Whenever Wherever Festival,  韓国では Korea & Japan Dance Festival in Seoul/Theater Zero,  また NYでは Dance New Amsterdam Theater,  Cave , New York University, Brooklyn College, Center for Performance Research, The Current Sessions,  Chez Bushwick,  Gibney Dance,  Domestic Performance Agency, Movement Research at the Judson Church などで作品を発表。アートレジデンシープログラムは、LEIMAY Fellowship, LiftOff residency program at New Dance Alliance, また Mount Tremper Art にて山崎広太 & 西村美奈 さんの作品への writer in residence として参加。

 ダンス作品の芸術性と同等に、ダンスと社会との関わり方に興味を持ち、2年間に渡るシリーズ公演(Homage to [a] Life 2008~2010)や、小学校やカフェでの創作ワークショップ([桃が丘小学校GRID])、サイトスペシフィックダンス(アサヒアートスクエア[GRID on GRID 2011])、身体の動きに反応するKINECTという器具を使ってのJohn Jannoneさんとのコラボレーション振り付け作品 ’Minimum Movement Database', 自分の振付カタログを作る為のビデオ文章ダンス作品 ‘Minimum Movement Catalog’  、岸井大輔さんとのコラボレーション企画:人間のふるまいをテーマにしたw.s. 作品「23世紀のふるまい」(カンパニーふるまい:としまアートステーション構想)、小津安二郎の映画中の動きをNYのパフォーマーに振り付ける[Prosthetic Gestures from the nation called Japan]など、劇場内にとどまらないダンス表現を多数行っている。 


Performances of choreographies;

2020 Prosthetic Gestures from the nation called Japan, NY

2019 Lift Off Residency showing, NY 

2018 Movement Research at the Judson Church , NY 

2017 PSOH at Center For Performance Research , NY

2016 Resident Artist at Domestic Performance Agency, NY  

2015 Performance at  the exhibition 'For A New World To Come' at New York University Grey Art Gallery,NY

2015 Spring Movement at Center for Performance Research  , NY

2013 Toshima no Furumai 「としまのふるまい」w.s.+showing (東京都文化発信プロジェクト), Tokyo

2012~2013 Resident Artist at Leimey Cave, Brooklyn, NY,  

2010&2011&2013  Whenever Wherever Dance Festival, Tokyo

2010 Suginami ward grant recipient, Tokyo      

2007 Korea & Japan Dance Festival, Seoul


Residency Programs : 

2019 LiftOff residency program at New Dance Alliance, NY

2019 Mount Tremper Art, as a writer in residence for Kota Yamazaki & Mina Nishimura, NY

2013 Tokyo Creation Project Residency, Tokyo 

2013 LEIMAY Fellowship, NY


Performances : 

2020 Alvin Lucier: Orpheus Variations, Choreographed by Abigail Levine at Issue Project Room, NY

2019 Abigail Levine 'Restagings No.3:Fall(C.A.)' at Fridman Gallery, NY

2018 Abigail Levine 'Restagings No.2:Of Serra (to movement)' at Fridman Gallery, NY

2018 Athena Kokoronis 'Domestic Performance Agency' at the Kitchen, NY

2018 Mina Nishimura at Danspace Project, NY  


Worked as the selection Panels 

2018 Spring Movement at Center for Performance Research, NY 


Facilitating Creative Movement Workshops  : 

2020 [Movement to Imagnation] Online movement workshop 

2019 ViewPoint Movement Workshop in Tokyo 

2015 Creative Movement Workshop at OMPT NY

2014 Movement Workshop at Gyrotonic Kamakura  

2014 Spiral Movement Workshop らせんでつながるワークショプ in NY at Cave, Brooklyn

2013 Creative Body Workshop からだワークショップ @ としまのふるまいプロジェクト,Tokyo, Japan

2012 Unnamable Movement Workshop 名づけることのできないワークショップ@Raft, Tokyo