Anna Kuroda

Photo by Eri Chiba
Photo by Eri Chiba

Anna Kuroda is a dancer and choreographer from Japan based in Western Sydney. Her movement practice focuses on sensitivity to internal and external air flow around the body, sharpness, fragility and unique rhythm. She aspires to make work where, through focus and technical skill, the dancer’s body is, in a way, unseen; leaving cells and memories.

Kuroda completed a Bachelor of Movement Science at the Japan Women’s College of Physical Education before continuing body work training at the Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance, Austria.

In 2016 she was one of 6 finalists for the Toyota Choreography Award, Japan and a Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre Studios Switch resident for her work development ‘Kanji’.

Kuroda has worked with Nibroll, Ong Keng Sen, KENTARO!!, Maki Tabata, Ko Murobushi, Phillip Adams, Brook Andrew, Sioned Huws, Reina Kimura, Heather B Swann and Charemaine Seet.

Further information about her work can be found at

黒田杏菜、神奈川県出身、西シドニー在住。ダンサー・振付家。日本女子体育大学舞踊学専攻を卒業後、Salzburg Experimental Academy of Danceにて更に深くダンスを学ぶ。

黒田の動きは身体の内側と外側にふれる空気を繊細に切り、鋭く、繊細かつ独特なリズムを持つ。細胞の感覚や記憶が見る人に残り、目に見えない身体を創る事を心がけている。Murasaki Penguinの作品では舞台美術、展示、音楽、衣裳の創作も行う。

2016年トヨタコレオグラフィーアワードファイナリスト、Casula Powerhouse Arts CentreのStudios Switchレジデンスアーティスト。