Hanako Hoshimi-Caines is a mother, dancer, performance-maker, writer, questioner, enthusiast and organizer born and based in Tiohtià:ke/Montreal. Her work plays with the pleasure, the haunt of the familiar and the process of being and becoming family. She is interested in performance as something that is both mystical and a skill to be learned. Hanako has performed and created alongside many wonderful artists in Montreal and abroad. Amongst them Winnie Ho, Nadège Grebmeier-Forget, Katya Montaignac, Véronique Hudon, Emma-Kate Guimond, Maria Kefirova, Anne Caines, Stephen Quinlan, Stephen Thompson and Andrew Tay, Lhasa de Sela, Tanya Lukin-Linklater, Clara Furey, Socalled, Ivanie Aubin-Malo, Louise-Michel Jackson, Jacob Wren, Katie Ward, Adam Kinner, Frédérick Gravel, José Navas and with the Cullberg Ballet (Stockholm). Her latest dance, Radio III (2019), is co-authored with Elisa Harkins (OK) and Zoë Poluch (SE), and was presented in Montreal, Vancouver and Sweden. Deeply invested in elite-resistant performance spaces in Canada and Europe, Hanako has organized discussion groups, shared studio frameworks, and fundraisers for RECAA (community organization countering elder abuse in ethno-cultural communities). She co-curated Focus on Dance Research conference (Concordia University) and Quantum Fur (Studio 303). Hanako recently graduated with an honors degree in Western Philosophy from Concordia University. She is currently guest co-curator of the Centre de Création O Vertigo.