Les Watanabe 'Salsa Caliente'
Les Watanabe 'Sojourn'
Les Watanabe 'Roberto De Aranjuez'



"Les Watanabe has worked with the most legendary dancers of our time, and continues to promote the art form elevated to its highest level of sophistication.  

Les is respected worldwide and is a revered master of his craft"

 - Terry Brock - Legendary tap dancer and educator.

'"His creative genius is transferred to every project he chooses to take on - a complicated work that integrates complex choreography with photography & video.  It has been said by many that there is a brilliance to everything hd touches"

 - Julane Stites - Artistic Director: Dance West

"Blood Wedding is full of tantalizing images, none more so than in a surrealistic dream sequence with the bride and four horses.  The action is brilliantly choreographed by Les Watanabe."

 - Solvang Theater Festival.


"Absolutely stunning!" 

 - John Magnus - Portland Festival ballet


 - Laura Stilwell 


"Bonsai is the life of his mother constructed like the

beautiful Bonsai tree.  It shows the tensions and subtlties of a masterwork.  Not to be missed!"

 - Willamette Week

Tablao Flamenco

'Stunning choreography and the highlight at the NHSDF gala!"

 - Felice Moskowitz - ACMA

"Les' work is quirky, humorous, touching, demanding and brilliantly conceived."

 - Felice Moskowitz - ACMA

Les Watanabe, Derrick Brice & Deanar Young (background) in Cantes De Ida Y Vuelta.  

Chor.  Les Watanabe.  Inner City Cultural Center Co.  Donald McKayle: Director.

Chor. Donald McKayle.  Inner City Repertory Co. L.A.  Photo: Martha Swope. NY.
Chor. Donald McKayle. Joyce Trisler's Danscompany. NY Photo: John Dady
Chor. Jaime Rogers.  
L.A. Jazz Co. L.A.  



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