Yokko is an actress, Movement & Butoh Artist from Nagoya, Japan. She has acted in, devised and choreographed a variety of local and international shows, having won several awards, including “Best One-Woman Show” for her Butoh Medea (United Solo 2014 at Theatre Row). Butoh Medea was selected to perform at *United Solo Europe in Warsaw, Poland in June, 2015, then toured to Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2015. (21 shows. sold out 5 shows, selected for the short list of The Asian Arts Award) Other theatre credits include BALDY (Center of Remembering & Sharing; United Solo 2013; Hollywood Fringe 2013; FringeNYC 2012; Dorothy Strelsin Theatre), Butoh Electra (Irondale Center; FringeNYC 2011), The Woolgatherer (ASDS Repertory Season), Odyssey (The Wings Theatre) and many others. Dance credits include Isis Variations (Fringe NYC 2014); Facet (Hollywood Fringe 2013; Wave Rising Series); Autumn Leaves (Kraine Theatre) and Kizuna: Connection (NICODA). Yokko also acted in several of local and international films, one of which was the first runner up in the 2014 72-hour Shootout at the Asian American Film Lab (Himitus). She is a proud member of The Ume Group and Void Theatre Company as well as the founder and artistic director of Ren Gyo Soh in NYC.
*United Solo Europe: Fiona Shaw, LynnMarie Rink have performed there in 2014
Awards: Winner of Best One-Woman Show (Butoh Medea, United Solo 2014); Winner of Best Choreography (Butoh Medea, United Solo 2014); Nominee for Best International Performance (BALDY, Hollywood Fringe 2013). Education: Attended University of Oregon (Theatre Arts), University at Albany (BA in Theatre); Actors Studio Drama School at Pace University (MFA in Acting).
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