Katsumi Sakakura’s Dance Inspiration: Tokyo, the City that Has it All
Combining the movements found in traditional Japanese martial arts with the latest video technology, Katsumi Sakakura performs all over the world.
Using the innovative technology that exists in Tokyo, Sakakura can express movements, sounds, and philosophies unique to Japanese culture in a style of dance that is both individual and modern.
By basing himself in Tokyo, Sakakura is inspired to train not only physically but also mentally. He talks about the advantages of being located in Tokyo: “Tokyo has cutting-edge equipment, reliable information, and skilled people. All of that is available in this city.”
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