Chisato Minamimura


Chisato Minamimura is a Deaf performance artist, choreographer and BSL art guide. Born in Japan, now based in London, Chisato has created, performed and taught internationally, including 3 years (2003-2006) as a company member of CandoCo Dance Company. She has been involved in aerial performances with Graeae Theatre Company, London’s Paralympic Opening Ceremony and Rio’s 2016 Paralympic Cultural Olympiad. Chisato approaches choreography and performance making from her unique perspective as a Deaf artist, experimenting and exploring the visualisation of sound and music. By using dance and digital technology, Chisato aims to share her experiences of sensory perception and human encounters.
From March 2021, Chisato became a Work Place Artist. Work Place is The Place’s unique associate artist programme of tailored support for professional choreographers.


  • Dance
  • Mixed Media


  • Community
  • Disability
  • New Writing
  • Rural Touring
  • Theatre in Health

Organisation Type

  • touring