Yon Natalie Mik

Yon Natalie Mik [ jʌn ˈnatali miːkə] was born 1984 in Düsseldorf.

Mik works as a dance-based performance artist in Berlin and Los Angeles. Interested in amnesia and the act of documenting as a choreographic practice, Mik creates live and video performances where her body reenacts historically or critically neglected subjects. Using movement to make invisible bodies visible is also an effort to inquire representation techniques in the information and media society. Mik was trained in Ballet and Western Modern dance before she pursued her graduate degree in Asian Studies. Her Ph.D. in Performing Arts discusses the choreographic use of ghost figures as a strategy for historiography.



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Black Odonata II (Live Performance) - May 30, 2019 at 10:21pm

Black Odonata II is a dancetheater-based performance which aims to document how ghostly memories of Ohaguro have molded our gaze and deformed our bodies. Mostly known under its Japanese name Ohaguro, the term refers to a largely vanished ancient Asian tradition, namely a beauty ritual of blackening teeth. The ghost of Black Odonata returns as a dragonfly nymph. Four short dances tell the story from the perspective of the four life cycle stages of a dragonfly. Black Odonata I was performed at CAI, Los Angeles in the summer of 2018.

Organized by gemelos 2000 at BcmA (Manteuffelstr. 42, 10997 Berlin) as part of the Performing Arts Festival Berlin.

not see, no longer see, do not yet see (Live Performance) - May 31, 2019 at 10:21pm

not see, no longer see, do not yet see is a movement-based meditation paired with words about the space of blindness with regards to its imaginary, historical and political boundaries. How do two blind people love each other? How do people love when there are no boundaries in sight, voice and touch? The dancerly body becomes blind as she immerses into an action rooted in memory, anticipation, and dependence with her audience.

Organized by gemelos 2000 at BcmA (Manteuffelstr. 42, 10997 Berlin) as part of the Performing Arts Festival Berlin.

Studio Ghosts (Video Performance) - Exhibition period: 4/20/2019 - 6/2/2019

Curated by Takeshi Kanemura, 192 Arts Space, Here is Now: 2019 Joint Exhibitions of Galleries in Tainan, Taiwan.



© 2016-2019 Natalie Mik // Email: ynataliemik@gmail.com