Responsive Research Program Resident 2017
Ryuichi Fujimura is an independent dance artist based in Sydney, Australia. Since the mid 1990’s, he has studied contemporary dance technique as well as improvisation and choreography in Australia and overseas. For the last 15 years, he has collaborated with both emerging and established international and Australian dance/theatre/visual artists in various dance, theatre, opera, site-specific performance and film projects.
Ryuichi began his choreographic practice in 2013. In collaboration with Kate Sherman, he created two site-specific performance works (‘Under Different Circumstances’ for The Performance Space’s 30 Ways with Time and Space at Carriageworks in 2013 and ‘Under Harry’s Circumstances’ for Expanded Architecture at three office buildings in Sydney designed by Harry Seidler in 2014). He also created two autoethnographic solos (‘How Did I Get Here?’ and ‘How I Practice My Religion’) and with the solos toured Finland for the dance festival, LONELY IN THE RAIN? in November 2017 and Taiwan for 2018 Taiwan Dance Platform in November 2018.
Improvisation has been an integral part of Ryuichi’s practice too. He was one of the curators for Whip It! (an evening of improvised performance) in Sydney from 2009 to 2017.
A video from his residency with Kate Sherman.