Natsuko is an emerging Japanese-Australian Director of live performance based on Ngunnawal Country. She creates immersive, innovative and transdisciplinary live productions which often challenge our perspectives of societal normalities and behaviours. Her practice aims to test and blur the lines between the digital and physical realms.
Natsuko Yonezawa | Pitch Lab participant | Keeping it Real19 Sep, 2022
Photos: Alex Davies (@alexdavies.photo on Instagram) featuring ‘Achiragawa’ presented at Live Dreams: Distance at Carriageworks as part of Vivid Sydney produced by Performance Space (@performancespace @vividsydney @carriageworks)
In 2020, Natsuko graduated with a Bachelor of Design from the ANU School of Art and Design.
Since moving to Canberra in 2014, Natsuko has been very active in the arts scene. In 2019, Natsuko directed, produced and co-choreographed her first live performance work, ‘The Hikikomori’, a dance, spoken word and multimedia production, which premiered at the 2019 Art Not Apart Festival. Since then, she has been recognised for her work as a Director of live performance by Canberra critics and other prominent Canberra-based artists. In October 2020, Natsuko was commissioned by Belconnen Arts Centre to direct a full-length work, ‘Mess’, which was a physical theatre and dance work with an original soundscape. ‘Mess’ sold out all four shows, was critically acclaimed and received a Canberra Critics Circle Award for its lighting design.