KineoLab is a center for dance, kinetic exploration, and community, seeking to preserve and advance a rich heritage of American and Global dance. We promote integrated wellness, address conflict, and cultivate collaborative communities for people of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds.
PROGRAMMING | PEOPLE | PLACE
Programming is the way in which organizations engage and interact with People. We believe that programming must arise from a genuine need within a community, and that the composition of any given program be informed by that community.
People are the core of everything we do. An organization is just an empty structure without people to enliven and engage it. In dance, the body is basis. It is our instrument, our tool, our platform for communication and connection. By bringing people together through dance and movement we hope to address conflict and nurture positive interaction and collaboration.
Place is not just about a location or a point in space. It is layered with meaning, memory, and purpose. Place is significant because of the ways in which we engage it, and the meaning we assign it based on the activities it supports. Through the ways in which we engage People with our Programming, we hope to build a sense of Place that encourages and nurtures self and group discovery, transparent and honest communication, and sustainable growth and prosperity in our communities.
NANAKO HORIKAWA MANDRINO BFA, CPK
Assistant Artistic Director | Teacher
Originally from Sapporo, Japan, Nanako is a Rochester-based freelance dance artist, who graduated from The College at Brockport, SUNY with a BFA in Dance and a Minor in Theater. She was the recipient of the Santo Giglio Choreography Award and was recognized as the Departmental Scholar in Dance.
Since graduating from Brockport, Nanako had danced for Mariah Maloney Dance and Geomantic Dance Theater, and currently works with KineoLab, BIODANCE, Heather Roffe Dance, Hanlon Dance & Company (HaDCo), and Another River Interdisciplinary Ensemble. She also dances with individual artists including Rose Pasquarello Beauchamp, Natalia Lisina, and Mariko Yamada. Additionally, Nanako had the privilege to perform in productions such as “Les Enfants Terribles” and “Orfeo ed Euridice” with Eastman Opera Theatre, “Life is a Dream” directed by Frank Kuhn, and “Rosa Luxemburg” with Theatre Sennen Oukoku.
As a choreographer, Nanako co-produced ”WA” and performed with Yuko Hashimoto and Kanako Horikawa, touring Europe and Japan. Her recent works have been presented during the KeyBank Rochester Fringe Festival, Vision of Sound, and Dances at MuCCC. Nanako is also a certified Projective Kineticist (CPK) in Projective Kinetics Analysis and Training (PKAT), directed by Certified Movement Analyst (CMA) Richard Haisma.
KineoLab @ Kinections
718 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607
KineoLab @ North Woods Community Lodge
110 Crosby Blvd
Old Forge, NY 13420