Selected Lectures and Conference Presentations
  • Nanako Nakajima in Conversation with Kitamari (Contemporary Choreographer, Dancer) on Dojoji of the Kabuki Dance (Japanese), Kyoto Art Theater Shunjuza, 2019.『娘道成寺』対談 きたまり(振付家・ダンサー)× 中島那奈子(ダンス研究・ダンスドラマトゥルク)Online.
  • WAKING UP THE AGING BODIES IN DANCE – TANZTHEATER „WHEN MY CUE COMES, CALL ME, AND I WILL ANSWER,“ PRESENTATION OF TANZTHEATER WITH LECTURE AND DISCUSSION, 11. October 2019. Moderation: Wang Mengfan (Theater Director, Choreographer), Speakers: Nanako Nakajima (Dance Dramaturg, Dance Researcher, Valeska-Gert-Visiting Professor of the Free University Berlin), Kai Tuchmann (Theater Maker), Goethe-Institut China. Online.
  • “Design of Dancing Bodies: 100 Years of Post-Bauhaus in Dance Research (Japanese),” lecture at the colloquium organized by the Humboldt Association of West-Japan, Kyoto Institute of Technology, 24 Feb 2019.
  • NANAKO NAKAJIMA IN CONVERSATION WITH YVONNE RAINER, “No(h) to Trio A: Dance Dramaturgy of Aging in a Performative Exhibition of Yvonne Rainer’s Work,” Lecture and Conversation with Yvonne Rainer [Invited], New York University Gallatin School, 28 Jan 2019. Online.
  • “Disassembling the Dancing Subject for the Good of Cleaning,” International Federation for Theatre Research (FIRT/IFTR), World Congress 2018, Theatre, nation and identity: between Migration and Stasis, General Session, University of Arts, Belgrade, 11 Jul 2018.
  • 「Noh to Trio A –イヴォンヌ・レイナーと⽼いのダンスドラマトゥルギー」(“No(h) to Trio A: Yvonne Rainer and Dance Dramaturgy of Aging” in Japanese), Japanese Society for Dance Research, Tenri University, 9 Jun 2018. 
  • Symposium Discussion “Exhibition of/as Performance” at the 12th Annual Conference (Japanese), organized by the Association for Studies of Culture and Representation, at Arts Maebashi, July 1, 2017.
  • “Die Tanzszene in Japan und Deutschland” and Moderation des Japanisch-deutschen Symposiums “Der zeitgenössische Tanzbegriff” mit Leibniz lecture by Prof. Gabriele Brandstetter, Goethe-Institut Tokyo, Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG), 11 November 2016.
  • “Kazuo Ohno and Anohni: from without & within”, Lecture at the Opening Symposium, Kunsthalle Bielefeld, Germany: Anohni Symposium zur Ausstellung, 23 July, 2016.
  • Presentations on dance dramaturgy, “Mapping Out, In & About,” the inaugural symposium of the Asian Dramaturgs’ Network (ADN), Singapore, 23 and 24 April, 2016.
  • “The Archiving Body in Dance: On Dance Archive Boxes”, O.P.E.N. Festival the Singapore International Festival of Arts (SIFA), 30 June, 2015.
  • “Performative Acts of Age in Genders: Raimund Hoghe’s An Evening with Judy,” The International Federation for Theatre Research, University of Warwick, 29 Jul 2014.
  • „ÜBER-KREUZEN. Fortbewegung und Tanzen in Japan“ , Gesprächspartner: PD Dr. Kai van Eikels, Ballett-Universität, Staatsballett Berlin, 3 Jul 2014.
  • “Dance After the Great East Japan Earthquake”, Special Lecture organized by the Faculty of Arts and Letters, Kyoritsu Women’s University, 15 Jun 2014.
  • “Oi to Odori” (Opening of The Aging Body in Dance), Concept and Organization with Prof. Kikuko Toyama, International Symposium at the Goethe Institut-Tokyo, The Aging Body in Dance Committee, 23-24 May 2014.
  • “Our Posthuman Aging? Consequences of the Biotechnology Revolution in Dance,” 19th International Congress of Aesthetics, Polish Society of Aesthetics, International Association for Aesthetics, 24 Jul 2013.
  • “Aging Infantilism: De-othering the Children in Dance through the Comparison of Euro-American and Japanese Cultures,” Performance Studies International Conference 19 (PSi), Stanford University, 28 Jun 2013.
  • “Aging Body in Dance: The Cultural Politics of Age in Euro-American and Japanese Dance”, TANZKONGRESS 2013 IN DÜSSELDORF (Dance Congress), 7 Jun 2013.
  • “The Aging Body in Dance,” Concept and Organization with Prof. Gabriele Brandstetter, International Symposium at the Uferstudio Berlin, 28-30 May 2012.
  • 「歳をとれば また踊りたく なるかしら」(Ob ich wieder tanze, wenn ich alt werde?”) Lecture and talk with a dance critic Daisuke Muto at Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan, May 21, 2010. (中島那奈子氏講演会). Online.
  • “Jérôme Bel and Myself”: Interkulturelle Aspekte des zeitgenoessischen europaeischen und japanischen Tanzes (German) Deutsch-Japanisch-Koreanische Stipendiatenseminar, JAPANISCH-DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM BERLIN in Zusammenarbeit mit dem DEUTSCHER AKADEMISCHER AUSTAUSCHDIENST, Germany, July 10-11, 2008.