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JapaneseTap Dancer Kazunori Kumagai

A profile and fan site for professional tap dancer, event producer, dance studio owner, and tap dancing instructor Kazunori Kumagai. IN 2006 Kumagai was selected by Dance Magazine as one of the "25 to Watch" and in 2014 he received the Flo-Bert Award for his outstanding acheivements in tap dancing. In 2016 he received the outstanding performer Bessie Award. See also more Japanese Tap Dancers and about Tap Dancing in Japan.

- 2006 Damce magazine's "25 to Watch"
- 2014 Flo-Bert Award

NAME: Kazunori Kumagai
ALSO KNOWN AS: Kazu Kumagai
DATE OF BIRTH: March 30, 1977
PLACE OF BIRTH: Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan
STARTED TAP DANCING: Age 15
MOVED TO NEW YORK: Age 19
RETURNED TO JAPAN: 2002
CURRENT HOME: Brooklyn, New York City, New York, United States
SPOUSE: mari Kumagai

Kazunori Kumagai - Official Web Site
Official Web site of tap dancer Kazunori Kumagai. Main sections of the site include; Gallery, Biography, Schedule, Blog, Article, Movie, Kaz Tap Studio, and Contact.

Kaz Tap Studio
Kazunori Kumagai opened his own tap dancing studio in Sendai City, Japan in 2008. See also the studio's Facebook Page.

Profiles of Kazunori Kumagai
- Official Biography of Kumagai Kazunori
- Steps on Broadway "Kazunori Kumagai" Profile

Kazuinori Kumagai on Social Media
- Facebook "Kazu Kumagai" Page
- Facebook "Kazunori Kumagai" Fan Page
- Twitter "Kazunori Kumagai" Feed
- Tumbler "Kazunori Kumagai" Page

Articles About Kazunori Kumagai

2016 Outstanding Performer Bessie Award
Winner of a Bessie Award in 2016 for his body of work including Live at the Blue Note Late Night Groove Series. The award recognized "his powerful athletic technique combined with a riveting clarity. For extending the improvisational tradition of tap with a show danced in dialogue with musicians Alex Blake, Bill Ware, and Samuel Torres at the Blue Note.

"Kaz" Kumagai brings Tip-Top Tap to Town
Article by Nobuko Tanaka published in April of 2014 on the "Japan Times" Web site.

Kazu Kumagai: Catalyst of Tap
Article by Eva Yaa Asantewaa published in April of 2014 on the "Dancers Turn" Web site.

Videos Featuring Kazunori Kumagai

- Kazunori Kumagai at at the 2016 Stockholm Tap Festival
- Kazunori Kumagaiat the Blue Note in August of 2015
- Kazunori Kumagai-San at JapanFest Atlanta 2013
- Gorouta Mov "Kazunori Kumagai Dancing" Video
- Tetsuo Tomita's "Kazunori Kumagai Dancing" Video
- Bessie Award Interview with Kazunori Kumagai - A Tap Dancer's Journey Video (in Japanese)

- YouTube "Kazunori Kumagai" Videos" Channel



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