Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Poetry in motion --- Miki Orihara

Dear God,
I will be really really good in this lifetime. Please make me her in my next lifetime.

Love and hugs,
P







A principal dancer of the Martha Graham Dance Company, Miki began her training in Japan at an early age in traditional Fujima Japanese Dance and modern dance with Nanako Yamada and Chizu Shoda. After graduating from Bunka Gakuin high school in Tokyo, she came to New York to study at the Joffrey Ballet School. She then received scholarships to study at the Alvin Ailey American Dance Center and the Martha Graham School of Contemporary Dance.

In 1983 she became one of the original members of the Martha Graham Ensemble and thereafter shortly joined the Martha Graham Dance Company. The rest, cliché cliché, is history.

31 comments:

Audrey Allure said...

Wow, these photos are incredible & stunning!

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

Wow, what beautiful shots! Oh I'd love to be a great dancer too!

xoxo,
Chic 'n Cheap Living

Rachel {Da Paura ♥} said...

Pratishtha, It's fascinating that the year I was born, she became one of the original members of the Martha Graham Ensemble! What an inspiration she is, and such beauty she exudes in photos of her dance! Thank you for your kind comments regarding the changes in my life. You are always such an incredible friend, and I'm honoured by your sweet words. Thank you for sharing in the adventures and I'm lucky to know you!


Rachel

MyStyle said...

Hi there-what stunning photos and a lovely inspirational post my dear! xx

Cafe Fashionista said...

She is such a graceful inspiration; and a beautiful individual. It was wonderful to have the chance to learn more about her here, Pratishtha! :)

Tights Lover said...

Wow. She definitely sounds amazing!

THE ALTERNATIVE WIFE said...

Oh isn't she lovely! So inspiring and graceful. Just gorgeous :)

Venus In Virgo said...

Beautiful! She is like grace in motion. I wish my body could contort like that. Hope you are well. OO

Bonnie said...

I am so happy that you posted these pictures. I find them totally inspirational.

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Angelica Ng said...

Wow, to have such strength and flexibility! Dancers always amaze me with their abilities. Oh how they manage to make it look so easy!

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Audrey Allure said...

These are such stunning, inspirational photos! Just incredible!

Thanks for birthday wish! :)

Sick by Trend said...

Lovely pictures!! Thanks for sharing!

xx

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Bombchell said...

amazing!!!!!!

Taj Acosta said...

wow, I so respect the art of dancing and the form the body can take with discipline. Very inspirational and graceful! Hope you are well my dear! xo

Venus In Virgo said...

Just showing some love XOXO

Jennifer Fabulous said...

Wow, she sounds like an amazing woman! I'm always intrigued how certain people are born with such powerful and breathtaking talent. :)

Angelina said...

She is really inspiring.
great photos too!

Angelina said...

Oh I forgot,
thanks for your comment!

Courtney Erin said...

Wow, amazing photos and her life sounds fascinating!

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Oh to Be a Muse said...

she is awesome, but they are both really awesome actually! what a lovely dancer with great style and movement.

Vanessa Valdivia said...

Wow, the pictures are incredible!

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fashion bucket. said...

dancing is such a beautiful expression of form and body movement. i wish i had pursued ballet instead of giving it up as a child.

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MissNeira said...

I love the last photo, so intense!


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Haute World said...

Quite incredible and I have huge respect for anyone that can move like that. Having said that, I'm not sure I'd like to actually be her. I know how much hard work and dedication it takes to be in that position and I know that even if you're given the talent, you have to work twice as hard to maintain it.

Sunaina said...

Wow that looks amazing! Great dancers can make the job look so natural and effortless, loved this!

Happy weekend! xoxo

SabinePsynopsis said...

I totally know what you mean, dancing is just the most beautiful thing, I got hooked when I saw the NY City Ballet as a little girl, but sadly I cannot remember any steps.

Kavery said...

I see why you'd want to be her. She's like a poem herself!

Vanessa Valdivia said...

The pictures are just awesome!

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Koltunovskaya said...

This photoshoot is wonderful!

shopgirl said...

Wow! These photos of her are amazing Pratishtha! I totally hear you about wishing to be able to move like that!

Hope you're well sweetie!

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