Born in Japan, Ikue Nakagawa studied at Osaka University of Arts. She continued her training at the Centre de Développement Chorégraphique Toulouse/Midi-Pyrénées. As a dancer, she has worked with choreographers Frank Micheletti (Koko Doko, Mondes Monde, Coupures, Archipelago, Tiger Tiger Burning Bright) and Eun Yong Lee and, as an actress, with director Pascal Rambert (To Lose, Toute la vie, Avant que tu reviens, Libido Sciendi). She also works in collaboration with Jean-Frédéric Chevalier, Lorenzo De Angelis, Brune Campos. At the same time, she has always had a certain practice of drawing. In 2018 she began her personal work. She created a trio for Indian dancers YUTEN in 2018, NAKAMI in 2021. Each of her projects has its origin in her work of drawing. Each series gives rise to a scenography that she realizes to introduce the body and create a piece.