Japanese flamenco dancer capturing the hearts of Londoners

General Dec 10, 2019

Japanese flamenco dancer capturing the hearts of Londoners

Nanako Aramaki, the only professional flamenco dancer from Japan performing in London, has been winning hearts with her brilliant dance steps on stage while also working as an employee of a telecommunications-related company. One recent Sunday evening, the 36-year-old started dancing to a festive Sevillana ...

Force and fragility meet and merge in 'Dunas'

Stage Mar 20, 2018

Force and fragility meet and merge in 'Dunas'

by Nobuko Tanaka

There are mutual squeals of delight when Belgian dance artist Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui and Spanish flamenco dancer Maria Pages are reunited after "far too long" at a Tokyo rehearsal studio. Pages, 54, has flown in from Madrid to promote the pair's 2009 work "Dunas" ("Dunes"), ...

Bajari (Gypsy Flamenco)

Film / Reviews Aug 13, 2014

Bajari (Gypsy Flamenco)

by Kaori Shoji

As the world becomes more digitized, human beings begin to seem much less physical. Sometimes it feels as though people have no clue what to do with their bodies anymore. But in Barcelona's Gypsy community, the flame of Flamenco burns as brightly as it ...

Guitarist takes from the piano for new sound

Music Dec 10, 2013

Guitarist takes from the piano for new sound

by Jordan Sievers

One of the most interesting questions guitarist Juan Manuel Cañizares has been asked by a Japanese fan had to do with his fingernails. "The fans always ask me very (detailed) things. From my nails to the way I play, they want to know everything," he ...