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Megumi Eda is one of those rare ballerinas who navigates easily between the classical ballet mind and the more free-thinking ways of the contemporary dancer.

​Beautiful ballerinas are often caught in their own beauty. They definitely don’t know how to mug. But Megumi can morph in a flash from small boy to impossibly regal diva to a small squirrel chewing on a nut.”

– Laurie Anderson

Photo Credit : Julieta Cervantes

Always a unique presence on stage and as an artist, in her 40s, Megumi continues to challenge herself, continually seeking new forms of expression.

With a dance career that has lasted over 30 years, Megumi has endured daily physical pain, countless injuries and 2 major surgeries but is still actively dancing at a high professional level. She is now ready to share the same daily physical and mental exercises and routines she utilizes before her actual performances.

"Ballet is a strict art and there are so many things to learn and practice, and you can’t be a professional if you cannot endure. You need to have a strong will, guts and motivation.

When I was a teen I would get upset over small things like not doing well at a competition or not getting a role I wanted etc.. I have been disciplined enough to practice day after day to improve myself in order to become a better dancer. Over time I was able to find my own style of dance, even though sometimes I had real doubts.

Although I don't dance classical ballet on stage anymore It is so important to me that I have had this basic ballet training. Classical ballet training is a home that I can always return to. Having ballet written into my body allows me to break my lines and take on new challenges.

- Megumi Eda     "

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朶恵(エダ メグミ)は、厳格な古典バレエと、自由な発想のコンテンポラリーダンスの間をを行き来する、既存の枠にとらわれない独創的なバレリーナです。



ステージ上では、独自の存在感を放つ40代のアーティスト、30年以上のダンスのキャリアを持つ朶恵は新しい表現を求めて挑戦し続けています。 慢性的な身体の痛み、数えきれないほどの怪我、2回の大きな手術に耐えてきましたが、高いレベルを維持しながら積極的に活動し続けています。

Punk Mom Ballet では、彼女が実際のパフォーマンス前に行なっている、心と身体のための日常エクササイズを紹介します。






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