Degenerate Art Ensemble (Haruko Crow Nishimura and Joshua Kohl)

Degenerate Art Ensemble (DAE) was founded in Seattle in 1999 by dancer Haruko Crow Nishimura and
sound designer Joshua Kohl. Through their concerts, dance and theater projects, and experimentations
with public spaces, DAE reinvigorates and transforms the relationship between performer and audience,
and challenges perceptions of music, theater, and dance. The ensemble has performed throughout the
United States and Europe, including at the Frye Art Museum, Seattle; Yerba Buena Arts Center, San
Francisco; and Festival of Contemporary Dance, Mexico City. They are recipients of the Artist Trust’s
2020 Arts Innovator Award and have received support from Creative Capital, MAP Fund, and New Music
USA. DAE is based in Seattle.