Ayako Kato with Nance Klehm

Ayako Kato is a Japanese-native and award-winning Chicago-based dancer, choreographer and improviser who has performed extensively in Europe, Japan and the United States. Influenced by a Japanese view of nature and the philosophy of Tao, Ayako's ongoing practice is to embody the intangible, the beauty of being as it is, as “The Way” of nature through movement. www.artunionhumanscape.net

In this interview, Nance and Ayako discuss the Tao, the radioactive disaster in Fukishima, collaborating with live musicians and her ritual of foot massage.