Italian/Japanese, freelance performer and choreographer comes from Pesaro where she first approached dance. In 2008 she attended a dance theatre course at Paolo Grassi School in Milan IT. She trained at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music&Dance in London UK obtaining a BA (Hons) Dance Theatre in 2012. As dancer she works forthe duo Curandi Katz visual artist american-italian with the work Resist Everywhere, Masako premier Drodesera Festival July 2015, Ingvild Isaksen Norwegian choreographer with the work Veggimellom presented at Scenhuset Oslo in February 2015 and with the work People invited to festivals such as Ravnedans; Dans5; MindtheGap; HangartFest; Sanafest; I n&Off; Norlys between 2013 and 2015.
Cornelia Voglmayr austrian choreographer with the work Sonata in 3 movements invited to Festival La Becquée 2013, Janne Camille Lyester Norwegian writer and choreographer with the work Adaptation as Choreographypremier Ravnedans July 2015. She worked between 2012 and 2013 for Josiah McElheny in Interactions of the abstract body for the White Cube Gallery London, Jeremy Nelson for City of London Festival, Leonie Nadler at The Place London, Rachel Lopez De La Nieta for City of London Festival, Matteo Fargion and Marie Gabrielle Rotie atBonnie Bird Theatre, Susan Sentler at Somerset House London. She presented her own works in Festivals such asIn& Off Danza inscena IT, Crash Festival UK, Neu/Now Festival 2012 on line e 2013 live NL, Its Festival NL, ArmuniaIT, Festival Aperto IT, Festival Ammutinamenti IT, HangartFest IX-X-XI ed. IT, Civitanova Danza 2.0 IT, Revnedans e Sanafest NOR. Masako is one of the founder of 4bid gallery in Amsterdam. Arstist selected for per la New ItalianDance Platform 2019 with UN/DRESS, she is involved in two international projects, Dancing Museum 2 – The Democracy of Being, supported CSC – Centro per la Scena Contemporanea with Arte Sella, Fondazione Fitzcarraldo e CA’ Foscari University in Venezia e Museum of Human E- Motion.
Choreography and performed by: Masako Matsushita
Music: Federico Moschetti l
Light design: Maria Virzì
Production assistant: Paolo Paggi
Supported by: Gabriella Biancotto, Lesley Millar, AMAT
Production residencies: Teatro Sperimentale, Teatro Persiani, Naturalmente Sana, Bonnie Bird Theatre
Management e distribution: ULTRA – Michele Mele, Domenico Garofalo
UN/DRESS | moving painting is a metaphorical performance that comes from the fusion of body and object with in a moving painting. It focuses on the exploration of changes and cloth migration, keeping the natural way of dressing and undressing the piece becomes an inquiry into the role of feminine clothing and body in modern society. The body is strongly present and at the same time absent, is the central point of unification, isthmus which links, hourglass of time, amplifies horizons indicating a crossover. The presence of Prussian blue fabric strips brings precision, regularity, direction and dimension, and at the same time establishes behaviours in the achievement of a purpose.
Selected for the NID Platform 2019.