© Natsu Nakajima

Natsu Nakajima (b. 1943 Sakhalin, Japan),  trained in classical ballet before studying modern dance with Masami Kuni.  At 19, she entered the Kazuo Ohno Dance Studio and only one year later became a founding member of the first Butoh dance activity with the late Tatsumi Hijikata.  In 1969, Natsu Nakajima formed the Muteki-Sha Dance Company.  Her extraordinary performances Niwa in 1985 and Sleep And Reincarnation in 1989, have taken her on tours throughout North America, Australia, Asia and Europe.  In 1992 she established “The Class for Body and Mind” and “Dance Education for the Handicappers” in Tokyo.  In addition to her performance and choreographic work, Nakajima has over thirty years of experience as a teacher, and has been one of the forerunners of dance for the disabled in Japan)

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