Outcast Samurai Dancer is a visual documentary of Japan's real dance avant-garde: the contemporary artists who are using their bodies to wage a creative revolution. Through the erratic, erotic, grotesque, uncontrolled and otherworldy movements of the experimental stage, these dancers are researching new possibilities for the body, methods for liberating gesture from the rigid constraints of the most choregraphed culture on earth. With over 50 colour photographs.
Meital Hershkovitz is a documentary and art photographer. Holding dual Masters Degrees from Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs and the Graduate School of Journalism, her work considers issues of human rights, spirituality and cultural expression. Her recent collection Faith includes images of the entire world. Hillary Raphael received her Master of Fine Arts in Fiction Writing from Hunter College, where she won the MFA Thesis Prize for her first novel, I Love Lord Buddha, soon to be published by Creation Books. A practitioner of Yoga, Tai Chi, and classical Burmese dance, she has traveled the world in pursuit of inspiring movement.