Dancer, Choreographer, Cultural worker
Hanako Hoshimi-Caines is a mother, dancer, performance-maker, writer, questioner, enthusiast, and organizer born and based in Tiohtià:ke/Montreal. Her work plays with the pleasure and the haunt of the familiar as strategies of resistance and transformation. She uses her familial relations as a treasure trove of mystical and practical insights into art and performance making. Hanako has collaborated with a range of dance artists, choreographers, and companies, notably the Cullberg Ballet in Stockholm. Her independent and collaborative works have been shown in theaters and galleries in Canada and internationally. Hanako recently graduated with an honors degree in Western philosophy from Concordia University and has organized discussion groups and shared studio frameworks. She co-curated the Focus on Dance Research conference (Concordia University), Quantum Fur (Studio 303) and is currently guest co-curator of the Centre de Création O Vertigo in Montréal, QC. Her collaborative work Radio III with Elisa Harkins and Zoë Poluch premiered at the MAI and recently toured to Portland (PICA/TBA), Seattle (On the boards), Stockholm (MDT) and Birmingham (Fierce Festival).