Lindon Shimizu, a japanese brazilian born in Porto Alegre, Brazil and raised in Japan, currently based in Joensuu, Finland. He works as a dance artist in theatre, dance and video field and as somatic movement educator. He holds a theatre license degree from UERGS, Brazil. He has worked for many years with the Brazilian dance director Dani Lima, being part of research projects with dance pieces as “100 gesture” and “little collection of everything” presented around Brazil and Japan between 2011 to 2016. He has presented his solo demo “unpacking” as part of Z-Lab in Zodiak on December 2021 and most recently, his solo dance piece “BIRONGITAI”, created in collaboration with ITAK, has been integrated into the 2022 Ice Hot Helsinki platform. He is interested in the dialogue of an ethical-aesthetical-political-body as a strategy of being and creating, playing between liquids and membrane, contents and container, creating in between. He is interested in what he refers to as a “migratory body”, a perspective of creating from the place of an immigrant artist.
Directing • Choreography • Dance • Dramaturg • Dance pedagogy • Performance art •
Multicultural / diversity •
Photo by Uupi Tirronen for Finnish Dance in Focus magazine
Helsinki • Pohjois-Karjala • Varsinais-Suomi •