How a Japanese Dancer Made a Place for Herself in Flamenco

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Shared July 17, 2020

Kayoko Nakata discovered flamenco dancing when she was a teenager in Japan. It became her passion, and she wanted to make a career out of it. But there were naysayers who didn’t think a Japanese dancer would be accepted in a dance world traditionally populated by Spanish performers. So what did Nataka do? She trained and trained and trained and fought for her place. And, today, she is a professional flamenco dancer living and working in Barcelona.

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