Yuriko an American Japanese Dancer: To Wash in the Rain and Polish with the Wind
By Emily Tokunaga
Yuriko is the biography of a Japanese American dancer, whose adventure began with a difficult immigration to America as a little girl during the troubling times of World War II. She triumphed over racial stereotypes and became one of the world’s most respected and praised dancers of our time. Yuriko appeared at the Museum during the 2006 exhibition Isamu Noguchi – Sculptural Design to speak of her work with Martha Graham as well as Graham’s Long-term collaboration with Isamu Noguchi.
Yuriko’s life story was lovingly penned and self-published by one of her most admired students, Emiko Tokunaga, who herself became a successful dancer and choreographer and now heads the Tokunaga Dance Studio at the Boston Conservancy. Paper: 329 pp.
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