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SOLD OUT Tribute to Yuriko: Boundless Talent

May 17, 2004
SOLD OUT Tribute to Yuriko: Boundless Talent

Join us for a special tribute to the life and work of Yuriko, ground-breaking modern dancer, innovative choreographer and the first Japanese-American star of the Broadway stage. This multi-media homage includes an introduction by Emiko Tokunaga, Artistic Director of Boston Conservatory Summer Dance, archival video footage, a live performance of Yuriko’s choreography by Miki Orihara, principal dancer with Martha Graham Dance Company, and an open discussion with Yuriko and choreographer Paul Taylor, founder of Paul Taylor Dance Company, moderated by The New York Times dance critic Anna Kisselgoff

Throughout the most trying circumstances in her life, Yuriko demonstrated grace, passion and inventiveness.  In 1944, she was invited to join Graham’s company, where over the years, she took on many different roles, some of them Martha’s own. She also played Eliza in the first Broadway production of Jerome Robbins’ The King and I. In addition to choreographing her own pieces, Yuriko has restaged Robbins’ work worldwide and is considered to be the foremost teacher of the Graham technique.


Tickets: $25, Japan Society members $20

  • May 17, 2004
  • 7:30 pm