Sunday, October 12, 2008

"Art in Hidden Places" Interviews Lu Nagata, International Pole Dancer

Japan's multi-talented performance artist and entrepreneur
shows us her pole power. "Art in Hidden Places" own Daisha Hunter, had the opportunity to swing by and interview Lu.

Photos Courtesy of Lu Nagata
Lu Nagata is the head instructor of pole dancing and teaches Palates at Japan's largest pole dance studio Art Flow. Lu has trained and performed internationally showing her acrobatic skill and body art.

Production Notes by Host Daisha Hunter

I was mesmerized by a video I viewed of Lu's performance over a year ago. I immediately went to her website to learn more about her classes offered in Tokyo. Coming from America, I viewed pole dance as a stripper art form and not the same as I would performance acrobats. I learned that this is exactly what Lu hoped to teach about the art and talent of pole dancing. She is revered as a pioneer in Asia, opening the first pole dance studio and starting her own pole distribution company. She teaches women and interested men how to be confident and sexy, while helping other dancers improve their skills.

I was honored to have my pole dancing myths dispelled by Lu and her beautiful instructors when filming this episode.