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Anna Kuroda

  • Dancer, Model
  • New South Wales

About Anna Kuroda

  • Anna Kuroda is a dancer, choreographer and model based in Sydney. She completed her Bachelor of Movement Science at the Japan Women’s College of Physical Education. She continued her body work training at the Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance, Austria.

    Starting in 2007 Kuroda worked with Nibroll as a dancer, performing in Japan, Australia, Singapore and the USA. Nibroll’s Romeo OR Juliet, in which she had a lead role, was awarded the Japan Dance Forum Award 2008 Grand Prix. Since then she has worked with a large array of dance companies and other arts organisations around the world.

    In 2010 she began collaborating with David Kirkpatrick (sound and multimedia artist) as Murasaki Penguin. Their work crosses cultures and the boundaries of dance, sound and video, with a focus on interactivity and live performance. Murasaki Penguin projects have received Australia Council OYEA (Residencies and Commissions) funding, Yokohama City funding and been shortlisted for the 2012 ArtsHub Innovation Award. During their 2012-13 ‘Citylights~街の灯’ project Kuroda was supported by The Japan Foundation Sydney as an individual artist. In 2014 and 15 she was awarded a DAIR Residency supported by Ausdance NSW. Murasaki Penguin is nominated as a finalist for TOYOTA Choreography Award 2016.

    Anna’s movement practise is focused around reflection on the environment, and internal and external air flow surrounding the body to express sharpness, fragility and unique rhythm. She also designs staging, installations, sound and costumes for Murasaki Penguin works.

Rating

Features

  • Black
  • Black
  • Long (Below shoulders)
  • Japanese
  • Tan

Measurements

  • 5'8" - 172cm
  • 58kg
  • Athletic
  • 33" - 85cm
  • 25" - 64cm
  • 35" - 90cm
  • 10B
  • 8
  • 6
  • S
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Acting

  • Events and Promotions, Feature Films, Music videos, Short Films, TV commercials, TV Series
  • English, Japanese
  • Australian, Japanese

Modelling

  • Bodypaint, Catalogue, Catwalk, Editorial, Fashion, Fit Modeling, Fitness/sports, Lifestyle, Promotions & Events

Dancing

  • Ballet, Contemporary, Hip Hop, Jazz

Other

  • Choreography, Piano, Japanese-English translation

Acting

  • Brand Ambassador - Westpac Bank
  • Extra - Miguel Maestro x Stockland Whetherill Park Commercial
  • Brand Ambassador - Bing Lee
  • Actor - 'Nomanslanding' - Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority - Cockle Bay, Darling Harbour
  • Actor/Dancer - 'La tela di Parthenope' - Macaroni Company - Maschio Angioino, Napoli, Italy & Calafrika Festival, Calabria, Italy
  • Secondment - Film 'Monkey Sandwich' - Wim Vandekeybus - Brussels
  • Actor/Dancer - 'Asia Ai' - Ong Keng Sen (Theatre Works, Singapore) and Mikuni Yanaihara (Nibroll, Japan) - Creative Core 9001, Yokohama, Japan

Dancing

  • Choreography/Dance - 'Kanji' - Studio Residency Recipient - Studio Switch - Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre, Sydney
  • Choreography/Dance - 'Kanji' - Solo Dance - HAPPY HOUR - Readymade Works, Sydney
  • Choreography/Dance - TOYOTA Choreography Award 2016 Finalist, Tokyo
  • Choreography/Dance - 'Window' - Murasaki Penguin - Interchange Festival - Critical Path, Sydney
  • Dancer - Kensington Street Opening Performance – Beams Festival, Chippendale, Sydney
  • Wellington Lux recipient artist - 'Shima for Wellington' - Murasaki Penguin - Wellington Harbour
  • Dancer - Film 'Bússola#3' - Andre Silva Bern - Dança em Foco, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Choreographer/Dance - 'Window' - Murasaki Penguin - Dance In Asia Festival - ST Spot Yokohama, Japan
  • Dancer - 'Brain Wave' - Choy Ka Fai - 24 Frames Per Second Exhibition - Carriageworks, Sydney
  • Performer - 'SMUDGE' - Phillip Adams x Brook Andrew - RMIT Design Hub, Melbourne
  • Movement Director - 'Citadel' - Shopfront Contemporary Art & Performance - Hurstville CBD, Sydney
  • Brand X Performing Arts Residency Recipient- Camperdown Bowling Club
  • Ausdance NSW DAIR (Dance Artist In Residence) Recipient - Australia College of Physical Education, Sydney
  • Ausdance NSW DAIR (Dance Artist In Residence) Recipient - Readymade Space, Sydney
  • Choreorapher/Dance - 'Timbre' - Ausdance NSW Bridge Dance Intensive - Bangarra Dance Theatre, Sydney
  • Dancer - 'Shaking' - Murobushi Ko - Azumabashi Dance Crossing - Asahi Art Square, Tokyo
  • Director - 'Citylights ~街の灯' - Murasaki Penguin - Cleland Bond Building, The Rocks, Sydney & Izayoi Studio, Yokohama (Australia Council OYEA Funding/Yokohama city Mother Port Area Funding/Japan Foundation)
  • Dramaturge - 'The Wandering Song' - Tabata Maki - Zouno Hana, Yokohama, Japan
  • Concert Dancer - Les Romanesque - Shinjuku BLAZE, Tokyo
  • Choreography/Dance - 'Shima' - Murasaki Penguin - Underbelly Arts Festival - Cockatoo Island, Sydney
  • Diploma of Dance - Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance - Salzburg, Austria
  • Secondment - 'Berlin Elsewhere' - Constanza Macras & Dorky Park - Berlin
  • Dancer - 'Superperfect' - Nibroll x Shopfront - Shopfront Theatre, Sydney
  • Bachelor of Movement Science - Japan Women's College of Physical Education - Tokyo
  • Dancer - 'Coffee' - Nibroll - Japan Dance Now US tour (San Francisco, Chicago and Ohio)
  • Dancer - 'Small Island' - Nibroll - ZAIM Yokohama, Japan
  • Dancer - 'No Direction' - Nibroll - Singapore Arts Festival 2008 - Victoria Theatre, Singapore
  • Dancer - 'Romeo OR Juliet' - Nibroll - Setagaya Public Theatre, Tokyo / Japan Dance Forum Award 2009 - Grand Prix

Modelling

  • Magazine - Weight Watchers
  • Photoshoot - Makeup Billiemakeup, Photography Adhi Anindyajati
  • Magazine - Weight Watchers (AU/NZ) April 2016
  • Photoshoot - Hair Letitia Booth, Make Tiffanyv, Photography Kim Chau
  • Runway - RAW Sydney - Designer Alana Flood
  • 11SS Campaign Lookbook - Nibroll About Street
  • Runway - Show 'under 35' - Mitsushi Yanaihara