CHOREOGRAPHER AND DANCER
Anna Kuroda is a choreographer and dancer based in Western Sydney. Her movement practice focuses on sensitivity to internal and external air flow around the body, sharpness, fragility and unique rhythm.
Kuroda completed a Bachelor of Movement Science at the Japan Women’s College of Physical Education. She continued her body work training at Ultima Vez (Brussels), Constanza Macras (Berlin), Chunky Move (Melbourne) and the Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance, Austria.
In 2016 she was one of 6 finalists for the Toyota Choreography Award, Japan and a Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre Studios Switch resident for her new work development ‘Kanji’.
She has worked with artists including Nibroll, Ong Keng Sen, KENTARO!!, Maki Tabata, Ko Murobushi, Choy Ka Fai, Phillip Adams, Brook Andrew, Sioned Huws, Reina Kimura and Charemaine Seet.
In 2010 Kuroda began collaborating with David Kirkpatrick (sound and multimedia artist) as Murasaki Penguin. Their work crosses cultures and the boundaries of dance, sound, video, electronics and large scale installation – with a focus on interactivity and live performance. Highlights include Window at the Toyota Choreography Award 2016 in Japan and Shima series works in Australia, Italy and New Zealand.
Murasaki Penguin projects have received Australia Japan Foundation (DFAT), Australia Council OYEA, Wellington LUX and Yokohama City funding, and been shortlisted for an ArtsHub Innovation Award. Works have been commissioned by Shopfront Theatre, Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre Sydney and STSpot Japan.
Kanji – Anna Kuroda
Happy Hour 2016
September – Anna Kuroda
Seet Dance Concert 2016