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Collective 三 (3) 
is a multi-disciplinary trio consisting of: Akemi Nagao, Jasmin Schaitl, and William “Bilwa” Costa.

The three artists have worked together, in different combinations, since February 2013. As a trio, they began research in March 2014 at Tanzfabrik, Berlin and debuted 
movement-sound-action at EchoBücher.

They will be in residency at Work Space Brussels in October 2014 to work on their next piece ||| (1).

photo by Mayumi Arai

William “Bilwa” Costa (US) 

is an artist who works in the performing, sound, performance, and visual arts contexts. Improvisation and collaboration with other artists are essential elements of his work. He works internationally, generating research, lab, and performance projects, actively cultivating opportunities for artists to work together on new interdisciplinary experiments. His musical practice incorporates electro-acoustic improvisation, both solo and ensemble, and composition. Bilwa has performed, led workshops, and been a guest lecturer in N. America, Europe, and Australia.

Akemi Nagao (JP) 
is a Berlin based dancer and choreographer. Since 2007 she works as a freelance dancer in Germany and she has worked choreographer for/with Micha Purucker, Eva Baumann, Louise Wagner and others. Since 2013 she has been working as a guest dancer for Gerhart Hauptmann Theater Görlitz-Zittau. She has collaborated with Ingo Reulecke, Fatou Traore, WillIam „Bilwa“ Costa, Adam Plutz Melbye, Jasmin Schaitl, Michael Tuttle and others. She has performed at Radialszstem V Berlin, Ruhr Triennale Essen, Folkwang Museum Essen, Theater Hebbel am Ufer Berlin, Sophiensaele Berlin, Kaaitheater Living Brussels, Kunstfest in Weimar and other places in Germany, Europe and Japan. She started to create her own pieces in 2011. She choreographed “A Step”, “hue.” and “Lily E. Benjoh”. And she got a scholarship in 2012 form Kulturtopf Bremerhaven for the piece “A Step”. 
akemi nagao

Jasmin Schaitl (AT)
is a live action-based artist. She graduated in 2012 from The University of Applied Arts in Vienna, where she wrote her master thesis about representation of performance art. The remnants and outcomes of her performances are important aspects of her work and often culminate in installations. In her durational works, she emphasizes the individual perception of time passing. Instead of constructing narratives, she bases her actions on the simplicity of specific, repetitive, and slow movements. She has performed, exhibited, led workshops, and organized in Europe, Central and South America.

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