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Biography

YASMIN SCHÖNMANN is a dancer, choreographer, curator and film maker from Germany, with a Diploma in Dance from Iwanson International Munich and a Master of Fine Arts in Dance and Technology from the acclaimed Tisch School of the Arts in New York City.

Recently she has worked with Choreographers like Laura Scozzi for the production "Il Viaggio à Reims" at Semperoper Dresden, Yael Bartana/Hagar Orphir for the film "Redemption Now" for the Jewish Museum Berlin, Juliette Rahon&ensemble for the production "La dernére Sarabande" in Leipzig, Maxim Didenko/Vladimir Varnava for the production"Schlachthof 5" premiering at the center for contemporary arts Hellerau. While living in New York Yasmin worked with artists and companies such as J CHEN Project, Yoshito Sakuraba, InTW dance, Meghann Padgett, Aaron Samuel Davis, Jasmine Domfort, VALETTO dance, as well as with her own company Y+Y Dance.

Yasmin has received several scholarships, including Pandemic Healing Arts (Berlin 2020), Danspace Residency (NYC 2017), Open Studios for promising young choreographers from Tanztendenz e.V. (Munich 2014), to perform at Palamós Summer Dance in Spain (2013) and to be a Guest Choreographer at Tanztendenz/Munich (2015). 

Further she received a scholarship to train with the Pina Bausch Company in Wuppertal, Germany and J CHEN PROJECT in New York City. 

In 2015 Yasmin curated and produced her own show `H.O.M.E. - an evening of dance´, where she invited dancers, choreographers and dance film makers to Munich to present their work about Home and Identity at Einstein Kultur Theatre.

Later that year she founded the dance company Y+Y Dance together with Yuriko Hiroura. Their work has been presented at venues such as Battery Dance Festival 2016, MMAC, Alvin Ailey Citigroup Theater, Jack Crystal Theater, WMAC and Salvatore Capezio Theater in New York, as well as at the InHale Series in Philadelphia. 

In the last two years Yasmin gained experience in filming and editing dance. It is her mission to design dance concepts for the digital medium, because she is passionate about giving dance a stronger stand in the arts community through making dance more accessible via film. She is convinced that portraying dance through the lens of a camera can reach a broader audience and spark more interest in contemporary dance.

With this philosophy in mind Yasmin has created several dance films, a motion capture piece, an interactive dance experience and a Virtual Reality work. These multimedia pieces have been shown in New York and Munich, Germany.