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Collaboration between amputee dancer and his former rival

  • January 21, 2018
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Sunday’s “NHK Special” reported on Japanese dancer Koichi Omae, who performed with singer Ken Hirai at NHK’s Kohaku Utagassen year-end music program. The program reported on Omae, who lost his left leg in a traffic accident right before an important audition 15 years ago, and choreographer Kazuhiko Tsujimoto, who passed the same audition and became a world-renowned dancer. The program reported on how the two former “rivals” collaborated for the first time, resulting in Omae’s unforgettable performance at Kohaku.

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