yasmine lindskog visanko (b. 1994) is a movement-based artist and improviser based between brussels, belgium and the usa. 

Photography by Elena Torrano
Yasmine Lindskog Visanko (b. 1994, usa) is a Swedish/Finnish/American freelance dance artist, movement researcher, improviser, and choreographer currently based in Brussels, Belgium. She is fascinated by the collective energy and is often drawn to curating collective experiences in her work. Often working with instantaneous composition, she curates improvisational structures to explore the potential of physicality, presence, and interconnectivity. Much of her inspiration comes from observing the world around her through walking and hiking across places, borders, and landscapes.

Yasmine has performed throughout the USA, UK, Europe, and China. She has performed works by Adaptations Dance Theater, Shobana Jeyasingh, Tony Adigun, Hagit Yakira Dance, FLOCK, Kaeja d'Dance, Patricia Okenwa, Robert Moses, cia Jordi L. Vidal and Alex Ketley, amongst others. Choreographic credits include commissions for Irvine Valley College, CSULA, Teatro Ermete Novelli, Maui Arts & Cultural Center, Resolutions Festival, and more. Often she collaborates with musicians for music videos and live shows as a choreographer or movement director. Past music artists she has collaborated with include Oneohtrix Point Never (US), Little Grim (UK), Platonica Erotica (UK), borev (BE), amongst others. From 2018-19, she was a collaborator for the London-based multimedia collective, Project Syntrex. This experience inspired her interests in interdisciplinary and immersive projects, leading her to curate and produce various immersive, pop-up art events in Southeast London and Long Beach, California. As a teaching artist, Yasmine has taught contemporary dance workshops in the USA, UK, Czech, Italy, Belgium, Germany, and Portugal.

She received her BFA in Dance from Cal State University Long Beach and her MA in Contemporary Dance from the London Contemporary Dance School where she was part of the postgraduate company, EDge, under artistic direction of Jeanne Yasko. She also trained at the San Francisco Conservatory of Dance. Other professional training includes workshops with Jorge Crecis, Iñaki Azpillaga (Ultima Vez), Peeping Tom, Tijen Lawton, Olivier Dubois, and Alexander Vantournhout. Since moving to Brussels, she has spent time studying intensively with David Zambrano in his Flying Low, Passing Through, and Improvisational practices.

Most recently, she has been developing a solo project which has been presented as a semi-finalist at Brussels Dance Contest at the Ultima Vez Studios and at Lake Studios Berlin’s Unfinished Fridays Vol. 89. Yasmine regularly shares spontaneous and improvised performances at David’s Tictac Art Centre’s Crude Saturday platform. She is also part of the FM mentorship program to study more in depth the Fighting Monkey Practice developed by Jozef Frucek and Linda Kapetanea. Yasmine works as an independent artist; performing, collaborating, and sharing her work in Europe, the USA, and beyond.

My artistic practices and processes are enlivened by place, collective energy, ritual, the more-than-human world, and dynamic systems. I value collaboration, curiosity, taking time, dreaming, and play. I also value following curiosities and sporadically jumping between ideas and interests, falling into the rabbit hole and emerging with containers of unrelated ideas, yet here the most beautiful connections are unearthed. Giving permission to fall into the abyss of  curiosities and fall out the otherside not quite remembering what pulled you there in the first place. Wavering between order and chaos, my practice and art moves between moments of structure and moments of havoc. Between these moments a process of constructing, destroying, constructing, deconstructing, rebuilding unfold. Much like my life trajectory thus far, always moving between places, cultures, and identities. Never fully belonging into one place, one culture, or one identity; always a bit of everything and nothing; feeling myself nowhere and everywhere; in this liminal space I find my sense of identity, belonging, and community. I am a movement-based artist, however my work traverses writing, film photography, field recordings, curation and many other mediums as my curiosity wanders. Movement is the lens in which I approach other mediums. My physical movement practice traverses many forms as well, from climbing, hiking, swimming, running, cycling, skiing, and more. My aim as an artist is two-fold; for one, it is to share all I love and admire about the art of dance, from the joy and aliveness of moving the body to the boundless potential of the moving collective;  and two, it is to employ movement as a tool to learn, to share, to connect, and to relate more deeply with people, place, and the self.

My desire is to share with as many people as possible, the beauty and potential of movement. What it is to feel one’s full potential, feel one’s bodies, one’s bones, one’s breath completely alive, to feel what it feels like to oscillate with the collective pulse, to feel togetherness and a shared presence that transcends bodily boundaries; to feel all, to feel it all. Alive, awake, sensing all.

Photography by Elena Torrano


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