Today it is with a sad heart that I pass along this tragic news; Asako Takami, who many of you have known and/or have seen dance, passed away on November 3rd after having suffered from cancer for some time.
"For those who have either witnessed her dance and/or known her as a person, you know what an exquisite and beautiful dancer and human being she is, who has really touched those who have had the fortune of getting to know her." ~Niharika Mohanty
There are efforts under way to develop an emergency Artist Welfare Fund in honor of Asako and her contributions to the Odissi Dance Community. Please stop by for updates as these efforts progress.
1960 - 2007
"She will always live in my heart and soul and the hearts and souls of those she touched. She gave me the gift of dance and opened the door for me to touch god through dance in my own unlikely body -- without a touch of judgement. You will be missed Asako. Once again, you are lighting the way for us, fearlessly. May you enjoy the Spring." ~Anonymous
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