Tag: 17th contemporary dance showcase: japan + east asia

What My Teacher Taught Me: Akiko Kitamura

When choreographer Akiko Kitamura was a teenager, her jazz teacher Etsuko Kawasaki showed her just how enjoyable dance could be. “As a child I studied ballet, but it was very strict and limited. Then I started learning jazz and street dance from Etsuko. She was different than most jazz dancers. She taught a mix of […]