Kei Takei

(b. 1946)

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(b Tokyo, 30 Dec. 1946)

Japanese-US dancer, choreographer, company director, and teacher. She studied at various schools in Japan, then on the recommendation of Anna Sokolow moved to New York to study at the Juilliard School of Music (1967–9) and additionally train with Nikolais, Cunningham, and Trisha Brown. She founded her own company, Moving Earth, in 1969 and with it presented the first part of Light, a dance-cycle that subsequently expanded over the next three decades into a work of over 30 sections. Inspired by Japanese butoh and Western contemporary dance, Light is considered a single theatrical entity, even though it is far too long to be performed all at once. Moving Earth is now based in both Japan and New York and is run by Kei Takei and her partner and co-choreographer Lazuro Brezer.

http://www2.gol.com/users/keitakei Website for Moving Earth

Subjects: Dance.

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