Born in Japan, Akemi Takeya has been living and working in Vienna since 1991. As a choreographer and performer, she has collaborated with artists in the fields of dance, theatre, film/video, photography and music. She has created numerous dance, video and performance pieces in collaboration with such artists as Wolfgang Mitterer, Tom Cora, Christian Fennesz, Granular Synthesis (modell 5 /1994), Ong Ken Seng, Benoît Lachambre, Rechenzentrum, Zbigniew Karkowski as well as her own solo and group performances, such as Feeler, ZZ, Black Honey Drops, Bodypoems, Little Stories about S.O.S. as well as her publication of her performance recipe book. With her ongoing project LEMONISM she confronts different art movements of the 20th century, featured as both theatre and museum version in a bodily investigation. Schrei X8, Takeya’s new performance piece in collaboration with drummer Didi Kern and guest performer Evandro Pedroni, will be premiered in July, ImPulsTanz 2022.