Yuko Takebe is a graduate of the MFA program in film making at Columbia University, New York City. Her work experience has included being an assistant producer at Toho Visual Arts Company and an assistant director at Media Lab, Tokyo, Japan.
She has made eleven short films ranging in styles from narrative to documentary to experimental, in Japan and the United States. She has also written scenarios for opera and dance productions and has collaborated with many artists from a variety of backgrounds.
She made short experimental films for a contemporary classic composer, Satoshi Kanazawa, which have been shown in NYC since 2010. Her major collaborators at this time are with dancers. While collaborating with many artists including musicians and dancers, Yuko’s own artistry intimately explores the psychological depths of the human experience through metaphorical storytelling with compelling visual imagery.