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The Artist

Mayumi Lashbrook (she/her) is a Japanese Canadian settler in Tkaronto who seeks to expose, challenge, and rectify systems of oppression by creating innovative, introspective and inclusive dance theatre. Her primary practices span performance, choreography, education, creative production and Artistic Direction. She sees embodiment as at the crux of world making, providing alternatives to unconscious thought, consumerism and oppression.

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The Work

Mayumi performs with an “electric” and “life-giving” connection (The Fringe Review, John Hinton). Her choreography has been presented at Dusk Dances, CanAsian Dance Festival, Guelph Dance Festival, and most recently in a bi-city tour of her new full length work Enemy Lines. Mayumi creates from a central question; threading several answers to the question together to look at the many unique facets and intersections of the human experience. Her choreography has been described as 'self-aware' and 'incredibly engaging'.

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What's next

Mayumi continues to develop new projects, revealing more of her Japanese cultural roots. She is continuing to study Butoh and performance with mentorship by Denise Fujiwara. She'll be performing in Fujiwara's Moving Parts in Dusk Dances across Ontario this summer. Mayumi will also be attending a residency in Japan in fall 2023 to study Japanese paper making techniques with fellow dancer Shion Skye Carter. Keep connected with Mayumi's upcoming performances, movement facilitation and choreography!

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