Miss Nagamine, Who will perform her dance "Dojoji"
on Friday at Avery Fisher Hall in New York, is one of the most remarkable
dancers to appear in Japan in decades | a maverick with enormous energy.
The opening steps of "Dojoji" choreographed by her as a solo,
and set to a Kabuki score with 16 musicians and chorus People, are a deliberate
attack on the Noh tradition.
by Henry Scottstokes
A childhood fascination with a doll in
ared dress led this daughter of a samurai to the Spain of Franco and the
rhythmic dynamism of flamenco dance.
by Alan Booth