Yuriko (Dancer)

Yuriko (Dancer)

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Yuriko Kikuchi (b. February 2, 1920), known to audiences by her stage name Yuriko, is an American dancer and choreographer. She is best known for her work with the Martha Graham Dance Company.She was born in San Jose, California, but moved to Japan at age 3, remaining there until her graduation from high school. From 1941 to 1943 she was interned along with other Japanese Americans at the Gila River War Relocation Center in Arizona, where she taught dance. She was released in September 1943, whereupon she immediately moved to New York City.She began studying with Martha Graham in 1944 and continued with the company for the next 50 years. She danced in the first production of Graham's masterpiece, Clytemnestra, as well as in Appalachian Spring, Cave of the Heart, and Dark Meadow. She has also reconstructed a number of Graham's dances.show more

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  • Paperback | 104 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 6mm | 163g
  • Phon
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6136327902
  • 9786136327907