“She too, is in an altered oceanic state as she waves and teases rhythmically across the floor. Because she’s so mesmerising, I almost forget she can stand, until she stands on her two feet to approach Kirilov. Akiyama has an alpha presence as she simply walks towards Kirilov; almost demanding, yet gentle.
Her unapologetic command of attention is striking in its bravery. Her maturity in movement gives me a sense of almost yearning to age, because she reveals so much pleasure while dancing.”