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Principal dancer Miki Orihara is giving a talk at Spurlock this month

Miki Orihara, a Japenese woman, has her black hair pulled into a low bun. She is standing on one foot with one leg bent and extended behind her. She is holding her arms in a dance hold. She is wearing a floor length flamenco-style black and beige stripped tulle gown.
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The Department of Dance at the University of Illinois is hosting Miki Orihara at Spurlock Museum this month for a talk entitled “A Japanese Dancer in America.” Orihara rose to fame in the Ballet world after she performed with the Martha Graham company from 1987 to 2015, eventually becoming principal dancer. Her talk at Spurlock will discuss her new solo concert series that includes her “own choreography, with the aim of defining who she is now, how she got to be this artist, and honoring her mentors and teachers.”

“A Japanese Dancer in America” by Miki Orihara
Spurlock Museum
600 S Gregory St
August 31st
5 p.m.

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