About

Yasmine Lindskog Visanko (she/her/hers) is a Swedish-American interdisciplinary artist, choreographer, movement researcher, and educator based in Washington D.C., working between Europe and the US. 

 

Yasmine grew up on the east coast, and has since then lived in Long Beach, London and Hawai’i. Her time spent in various locations, across various cultures and communities has largely influenced her practice. She is very interested in the people she works with and the stories each individual carries. She employs collaborative approaches to offer a platform for every artist to have a voice in the creative process. Her work is rooted in Dynamic Systems, flow states, situated learning theory, and identity. In curating experiences for both the performers and audience, she creates a space where active involvement in the process and performance occur. Through her work, she intends to evoke questions and new perspectives for the audience to contemplate in relation to the larger world around them.

 

Yasmine's choreography has been presented in the USA, Portugal, Japan, France, the Netherlands, Spain, Italy, and the UK. Her choreography has been commissioned and presented by Adaptations Dance Theater, Highways Performance Space, Front and Main Festival, CSU Los Angeles, Irvine Valley College, Teatro Ermete Novelli, Resolution Festival, and Netherlands Choreography Competition. She has choreographed for Oneohtrix Point Never’s MYRIAD show in London, UK and Tokyo, Japan, as well as, directed movement for Do Not Entry’s film presented at the BFI Film Festival. While living in London, she co-choreographed for the multi-media company, Project Syntrex. As a performer, she has performed works by FLOCK, Shobana Jeyasingh, Kaeja d’Dance, Tony Adigun, Patricia Okenwa, Hallie Hunt, Nathaniel Hunt, Amy Toner, Barberdance, Rebecca Lemme, Rebecca Bryant, The Yonis, and more. She often collaborates with painters, visual artists, fashion designers, and experiential designers on various site-specific and installation works. She is grateful for all of the artists and collaborators she has had the privilege of working with over the years. 

 

Yasmine is a passionate teaching artist as well, offering a range of movement classes for all-abilities or pre/professional dance artists. She has taught workshops throughout the USA and Europe for various universities, high schools, and youth companies such as Orange County High School of the Arts, Ballet Prague Junior Company and Irvine Valley College. She was a mentor for the Young Choreographer’s Project LA, a workshop facilitator for Shobana Jeyasingh Dance and most recently, while living on Maui, she was the Education Co-Director for Adaptations Dance Theater.

 

Yasmine has trained at California State University Long Beach (CSULB), San Francisco Conservatory of Dance, and the London Contemporary Dance School (LCDS) where she was a member of EDge dance company. Yasmine holds a B.F.A in dance from CSULB and a M.A. in Contemporary Dance with Distinction from LCDS. She is the founder and artistic director of her project-based company, SkogDans and is currently based in Washington, D.C..

 

Her especially notable influences include her childhood dance mentor, Amber Duke Degaray, her women-strong undergraduate mentors’, Dr. Colleen Dunagan, Rebecca Bryant, and Rebecca Lemme, her teacher and friend, Gracie Whyte Coad, her mentor, Dr. Jorge Crecis, her inspiring friend, Grace Nicol, her MA thesis advisor, Kirsty Alexander, and artistic director of EDge, Jeanne Yasko. It is this lineage, as well as the many artists she has been honored to work with, that have influenced Yasmine’s artistic practices and continue to inspire her today. As the saying goes, ‘we stand on the shoulder’s of giants’.

 

Yasmine is interested in collaborating with artists and is always ecstatic to meet new artists! Get in touch below!

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Education 

2018

London Contemporary Dance School, M.A. in Contemporary Dance

Of and through others: a study on practicing performance presence (Advisor: Kirsty Alexander)

2016

California State University Long Beach, B.F.A. in Dance, Minor in Communication Studies

Spontaneity: emergence theory in relation to dance improvisation (Mentor: Dr. Colleen Dunagan)

Other relevant qualifications/memberships

2018

Professional Member of People Dancing, UK

2015

Ballet Pedagogy Course, instructor- Lorin Johnson (Former ABT)

Choreography

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Henosis, choreographed by Yasmine Lindskog & Katie Istvan, Adaptations Dance Theater, Maui Arts & Cultural Center, Art=mixx Enchanted Forest (Maui, Hawaii, USA)

Rooms we live in, Commission for Orange County School of the Arts(Orange, CA, USA)

Fire, Solo, NunArt Gràcia (Barcelona, Spain)

We end at the start, selected for ACDA Baja Region Conference (Irvine, CA, USA)

We end at the start, Commission for Irvine Valley College (Irvine, CA, USA)

Places, The Pickle Factory, Project Syntrex (London, UK)

2018

TripSpace, Project Syntrex, Places (London, UK)

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Netherlands Choreography Competition, Toneelschuur Theatre, Project Syntrex, Places 

(Haarlem, Netherlands)

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SPACE853 Gallery, 0.0 Series, 0.1 (Long Beach, CA, USA)

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Teatro Ermete Novelli, Rimini, De Amoris, Site-specific & theatre performance (Rimini, Italy)

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Festival des Collegiens, What makes you free? (Bordeaux, France)

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Resolution Festival, The Place, Robin Howard Dance Theatre, work in progress (London, UK)

2017

The Play Space Gallery, The Mask, immersive gallery performance (London, UK)

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Casa das Artes, What makes you free? (Vila Nova de Famalicão, Portugal)

2016

California State University Los Angeles, No evil, guest choreographer (Los Angeles, CA, USA)

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Highways Performance Space, No evil (Santa Monica, CA, USA)

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Front & Main Festival Temecula, The Last Light (Temecula, CA, USA)

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Hellada Art Gallery, Fell (Long Beach, CA, USA)

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Dance on the EDGE Artwalk, Slowly We Unfurl (San Diego, CA, USA)

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American College Dance Association, CSULA, What Was Balanced (Los Angeles, CA, USA)

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Gerald R. Daniel Recital Hall, DL;ISMH  Opera by Zachary Kenefick (Long Beach, CA, USA)

Choreography for Live Music/Music Videos

2019

MYRIAD, Oneohtrix Point Never, Black Snow (Roundhouse, London, UK)

2018

MYRIAD, Oneohtrix Point Never, Black Snow (Shibuya O-East, Tokyo, Japan)

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MYRIAD, Oneohtrix Point Never, Black Snow (Barbican Centre, London, UK)

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Little Grim Hoodie Music Video, Do Not Entry Productions, BFI Future Film Festival (London, UK)

Curatorial

2018

0.0 Series, quarterly pop-up art events, SPACE853 (Long Beach, CA, USA)

2017

The Play Space Residency Programme, Weekly art events/exhibitions, The Flying Dutchman London (London, UK)

2016

A Glimpse of Others, multi-media event, Hellada Gallery (Long Beach, CA, USA)

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Orange County School of the Arts, Workshop, Santa Ana, CA, USA

 

Suanno Dance School, Floorwork + Improv Workshops, Milan, Italy

Seabury Hall, Guest Artist Masterclass, Maui, HI, USA

Maui Academy of Performing Arts, Teaching Artist, Maui, HI, USA

Alexander Academy of Performing Arts, Teaching Artist, Maui, HI, USA

Maui Arts & Cultural Center, Teaching Artist for CanDo! Days, Maui, HI, USA

Orange County School of the Arts, Workshop, Santa Ana, CA, USA

Ballet North, Teaching Assistant, London, UK

Irvine Valley College, Masterclass, Irvine, CA, USA

Renaissance High School, Masterclass, Long Beach, CA, USA

Dance West Studios, Workshop Series by Katie Istvan and Yasmine Lindskog, Los Alamitos, CA, USA

Orange County School of the Arts, Workshop, Santa Ana, CA, USA

Contemporary Modern Dance Collective (CMDC), Brockus Project Studios, Workshop, Los Angeles, CA, USA

Crescer Além da Dança-Escola de Dança, Teaching Residency/Showcase, Vila Nova de Famalicão, Portugal

Dance Center Prague - Conservatoire, Ballet Prague Junior Company, Workshop, Prague, Czech Republic

Andover College, Workshop, Andover, England, UK

King Richard School, Workshop, Portsmouth, England, UK

Scottish School of Contemporary Dance, Workshop, Dundee, Scotland, UK

     

Saint Anselm's Catholic School, Workshop, Canterbury, England, UK

Queen Elizabeth High School, Youth Dance Group, Workshop, Hexham, England, UK

KEEN London, coach for children with learning, physical, or mental disabilities, London, UK

Centre for Advanced Training, London Contemporary Dance School, Workshop, London, England, UK

Shift Dance Company, LCDS, Workshop, London, England, UK

Young Choreographer's Project, Mentor for inner-city youth, choreographic process, Los Angeles, CA, USA

Teacher's Assistant, CSULB, Professor- Dori Levy, DANC373: Nonverbal Communication in Dance

The Dance Company, Instructor, Long Beach, CA, USA

Center Stage Dance Academy, Instructor, Long Beach, CA, USA

Performance

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Henosis, Adaptations Dance Theater, Katie Istvan & Yasmine Lindskog, Maui, HI

Fire, Solo, NunArt Gràcia, Barcelona, Spain

Ellipse, Adaptations Dance Theater, FLOCK (Alice Klock and Florian Lochner),  Maui, HI

RUIN, Adaptations Dance Theater, Hallie Hunt, `A`ali`ikūhonua Creative Arts Center, Maui, HI

'Ula, Adaptations Dance Theater, Amelia Couture, `A`ali`ikūhonua Creative Arts Center, Maui, HI

The Others, Adaptations Dance Theater, Nathaniel Hunt, Maui Arts & Cultural Center, Maui, HI

Places, The Pickle Factory, Project Syntrex, London, UK

The Others, Adaptations Dance Theater, Nathaniel Hunt, Maui Arts & Cultural Center, Maui, HI

Black Snow, MYRIAD, Oneohtrix Point Never, Barbican, London, UK      

Places, TripSpace, Project Syntrex, London, UK

Places, Toneelschuur Theatre, Project Syntrex, Haarlem, Netherlands    

13th Performance, The Yonis, Chisenhale Dance Space 

Where is my border? ,  BARBERDANCE, The Place, UK  

(Un)Changed, Livia Massarelli, The Place, UK 

De Amoris, Collaboration, Rimini, Italy   

Strange Blooms (excerpt), Shobana Jeyasingh, EDge, UK, Portugal 

Consumed, Karen & Allen Kaeja, EDge, UK, Austria, Portugal     

Touch Each Feel Other, Patricia Okenwa, EDge, UK, Austria, Portugal   

The Crumbling of Order, Tony Adigun, EDge, UK, Portugal   

Tarantella Concert, BARBERDANCE, Portugal  

Golden Pants Tour, Anna Baumgart, London, UK

Beyond Borders, Site-specific, Nozomi Koseki, London, UK 

[Title] - A Blindfold Performance, Amy Toner, The Place, UK 

ASKQUESTIONSLATER, Rebecca Bryant, The Kennedy Center 

Slowly We Unfurl, Choreo./performer, San Diego, CA 

Fireline, Delyer Anderson, LA Union Station        

Purple Rain, Cornelius Carter, Symphony Space, NYC      

The So Called Laws... , Matthew Powell, Symphony Space, NYC           

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