marika niko

Choreographer / she,they

After being a nomad for most of her life - living in Thailand, UK, the Netherlands, UAE, Japan ‒ she is currently based in the US. In 2019, they graduated from New York University Abu Dhabi with a Theater B.A. They are interested in the intersections between embodiment and personal/collective memory, and strive to question how we commemorate: how stories and historical events have been retold, taught and remembered in the present. She is currently pursuing her master’s degree at Duke University’s Dance M.F.A. Program, Dance: Embodied interdisciplinary Praxis to research about the role of embodied practices in intergenerational and transnational memory transmission with a specific focus on Butoh. They also work as an External Relations Coordinator at Dance Base Yokohama (DaBY).