Yasmine Lindskog Visanko (b. 1994) is a Swedish-American dance artist + improviser based in Brussels, Belgium.
Yasmine grew up on the east coast of the United States, and spent her childhood summers with family in the beautiful nature of Finland and Sweden. Since then, she has lived in Long Beach, CA, London, UK, Maui, Hawai’i, and Brussels, Belgium. The relation and intersection of people and place has largely influenced and inspired the trajectory of her art.
Her current artistic research touches on themes of slowness, the cyclical, emergence theory, dynamic systems, heightened states of consciousness, the underground, plants, analog material, and the more-than-human world.
Photography by Elena Torrano
“Such reciprocity is the very structure of perception. We experience the sensuous world only by rendering ourselves vulnerable to that world. Sensory perception is this ongoing interweavement: the terrain enters into us only to the extent that we allow ourselves to be taken up within that terrain.” - David Abrams
Yasmine began her professional career in 2015, presenting her early choreography at festivals and setting her work on undergraduate students in the Southern California area. An avid collaborator, while studying to obtain her MA in London, she collaborated with artists in fashion design, site-specific performances, immersive performances, and music videos. She joined Project Syntrex, a multimedia collective based in London, from 2018-2019 as a founding member and co-created Places which was presented at The Pickle Factory(UK), TripSpace(UK), and Toneelschuur Theater(NL). Crossing into the music industry, she had the opportunity to choreograph for Oneohtrix Point Never’s MYRIAD Performances at the Barbican Centre and the Roundhouse in London. She directed movement and choreographed for Little Grim’s Hoodie music video (Do Not Entry Productions) which was selected and presented at the BFI Film Festival. Yasmine's choreography has been presented in southern California, Hawai'i, the UK, Italy, France, the Netherlands, Spain, and Portugal.
In the autumn of 2018, she relocated to Maui, Hawai’i to join Adaptations Dance Theater (ADT). For two years she worked as a performer, choreographer, and co-director for their education and community programs. As part of ADT’s community programming, she co-created an all-ability community movement class. As a performer, she had the opportunity to perform works by Artistic Director Hallie Hunt, as well as, FLOCK (Florian Lochner + Alice Klock), Nathaniel Hunt, Julia Cost, and Amelia Couture. In 2020, she collaborated with Katie Istvan to create a new work on Adaptations Dance Theater for the Maui Arts & Cultural Center’s interactive social art event ArT=MiXx. During the beginning of the pandemic, Yasmine and Hallie Hunt, collaborated on a series of backyard dance films shot throughout the island of Maui.
As an educator, she has enjoyed teaching throughout Europe and the US for various schools, youth companies, and universities. Yasmine has been a Guest Artist and Educator for Cal State University Los Angeles, Irvine Valley College, and Orange County School of the Arts. She has served as a mentor for the Young Choreographer’s Project (LA) and for students of Seabury Hall (Hawai’i). Yasmine has taught workshops and masterclasses for universities, high schools, and youth companies such as Ballet Prague Junior Company and Scottish School of Contemporary Dance, as well as leading company classes for Adaptations Dance Theater. She is interested in cultivating accessibility, community, presence, and longevity in her movement practices, as well as expanding the boundaries of physicality.
She received her BFA in Dance from California State University Long Beach and her MA in Contemporary Dance from the London Contemporary Dance School where she was a company member of EDge Dance Company under the artistic direction of Jeanne Yasko. She internationally toured and performed works by Shobana Jeyasingh, Tony Adigun, Patricia Okenwa, and Karen and Allen Kaeja. Furthermore, she trained at the San Francisco Conservatory of Dance, under artistic direction of Summer Lee Rhatigan, and under Jorge Crecis in his year-long program Towards Vivencia. Recently, she has been studying under David Zambrano in his artistic practices of Flying Low, Passing Through, and Improvisation at his artistic space, Tictac Art Centre.
In addition to her work with contemporary dance, Yasmine has self-produced and curated multidisciplinary and immersive art events in the USA and UK. She co-founded 0.0 Series, producing pop-up art events in Long Beach, CA and she co-curated the multi-media event, A Glimpse of Others, at the Hellada Gallery. In London, she curated weekly multi-disciplinary art events at a historic Victorian pub (FDL) in Camberwell for emerging artists. She is interested in the nuances and details considered when designing the flow and experience of events.
Full curriculum vitae available upon request.