(latin mansio, -onis, de manere, stay)
• a residence for human beings. • a building that functions as the primary shelter. • a dwelling for a group of people who thrive together as a unit.
ABOUT LA MAISON
La Maison is an artist-run initiative, venue and residency based in East Oakland that provides a free space for artists of all practices to meet, collaborate, perform and exhibit their work.
La Maison offers flexible and customized residencies designed to meet the individual goals, needs and visions of local and international artists.
La Maison wants to reshape and unite the art communities while experimenting with different ways of engaging with the audiences.
I danced with Paris Opera Ballet for fifteen years before moving to California and becoming a Principal Dancer with San Francisco Ballet in 2013.
I spent my life surrounded by inspiring artists working in all mediums from dance to film to photography to painting.
After living for four years in San Francisco Bay Area and experiencing the struggle of the artistic community, I searched for a special place to host and support this family.
As a dancer driven by motion I want to start a new creative movement here at La Maison.
Originally, I studied medicine. When I was 21 my father, filmmaker Ryuji Fukuyama, hired me to work in the costume department of his productions. I have been working in fashion ever since.
I am a firm believer of working in harmony with narratives, movements and personas.
With my brand Tokyo Gamine I enjoyed blurring the lines between fashion, sculpture and painting.
I would like to grow a new creative movement through La Maison, promoting talented Bay Area artists.