The Spirit of Okinawan Dance, Nov. 2, 2014

The Los Angeles-based Majikina Honryu-Aigen no Kai dance company will present “Nufa Gukuru — My Spirit Dances” on Sunday, November 2, at the Aratani Theatre in Little Tokyo, LA, led by artistic director Aiko Majikina.

“[My teacher] Yuko-sensei used to say that he could teach all the forms and techniques of the dance, but it can only come to life when you make it your own. Your spirit has to go into the dance,” remembers Aiko Majikina. “It has been a long-time dream of mine to bring his kumiudui to Los Angeles, and to honor him.”

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