"Sachiyo Ito, an expressive and powerful performer, is, at the same time, touchingly delicate."

The Village Voice

“Ito has achieved mastery of [traditional] forms, absorbing the necessary discipline and techniques. Ito was a model of control and refinement.”

Dance Magazine

"Miss Ito appeared to mix styles, combining Japanese formality with the fluidity of western modern dance. Movements were delicate and it seemed as if Miss Ito were about to dissolve into mist with each step."

The New York Times

"Sachiyo Ito is a graceful dancer/choreographer/teacher of quiet power."

Attitude Winter 2002

"Sachiyo Ito has a rare understanding of the culture of her country, and she is able to intrigue and enchant with her knowledge and her artistry"

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Salon Series 66



Dear Friend:

I hope you had a good summer.

Please join us for the elegant and beautiful classical dances, and my work at the Salon Series No. 66: Ode to Autumn.

We are excited to have Mr. Yoshi Amao of Samurai Sword Soul as our special guset.

Thank you, and we all look forward to seeing you soon!

Best Wishes,
Sachiyo Ito 
Artistic Director


Salon Series No. 66

Ode to Autumn: Japanese dances for Autumn

Salon Series No. 66 will take up themes of the Fall season: the autumn moon, autumnal grasses and flowers. Three classical dances will be presented: Asazuma-bune (The Boat at Asazuma); Aki no Irokusa (Autumnal Grasses); Shiki no Hana (Flowers in Four Seasons).
Also presented will be Gion Shoja (The Gion Temple), a dance inspired by the sense of impermanence that prevails in autumn, choreographed by Sachiyo Ito and performed by Yoshi Amao and Sachiyo Ito.

Guest Artists: Yoshi Amao (Samurai Sword Soul)

Dancejapan: Yuu Fujita, Akiko Matsumoto, Claudia Cao, Yumiko Matsuno

Date: Sunday, October 20, 2019 3pm-4pm

Place: Tenri Cultural Institute 43A West 13th Street NYC Between 5th & 6th Avenue

Admission: $20 (General), $15 (Student and Senior)

Information: sachiyoitoandcompany@gmail.com or Tel: 212-627-0265

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The Salon Series is an ongoing program of performances, lectures, and lecture-demonstrations aimed at those who are interested in deepening their knowledge of the performing arts of Japan. The series is held on Sunday afternoons three times a year. With world class guest artists and speakers, the program has educated and inspired New York audiences artistically and intellectually for the last 22 years.

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さろんシリーズ第 66「 秋にちなんだ日本舞踊の数々」
場所:天理文化協会43A West 13th Street NYC
チケット:$20/$15 (一般/シニア、学 生)
お問合わせ :(212) 627-0265/ sachiyoitoandcompany@gmail.com   

ゲスト出演:ヨシ天尾(Samurai Sword Soul主宰者)

*「さろんシリーズ」は、日本の舞踊を焦点に当てながら、日本の伝統芸能に対する理解を多くの方々に深めて頂くために、日曜の午後に定期的に開催しています。芸能各分野のゲストアーテイストとのコラボレーション、他国との舞踊文化との比較などを通して日本文化へのより深い理解を目指しています。又、日本の舞踊、演劇、音楽に興味のある方、また勉強していらっしゃる 方々に、Q&Aの場、楽しい意見交換のフォーラムを提供していく事を意図としています。



*Your tax-deductible donation helps us continue our artistic and educational programs successfully. Again, thank you for your support of the work of Sachiyo Ito and Company.

*Founded in 1981 as a performing and educational not-for-profit organization (501-c-3), Sachiyo Ito and Company is dedicated to creating a bridge between Japan and USA through artistic performances and educational programs.

*In 2008, Artistic Director Sachiyo Ito received the Foreign Minister’s Award from the Japanese Foreign Ministry.

*On October 23, 2011, a Mayoral Proclamation was awarded to Sachiyo Ito and Company for its significant contributions to the City of New York.

Sakura Matsuri 2019 5 dancers

Dear Friend:
Hope you had a good summer.

I would like to inform you our two upcoming events in September.

Free Japanese Dance Workshop Designed for Seniors
I will hold a free workshop, “Easy & Graceful Japanese Dance for Seniors” at the Annual Autumn Health Fair, sponsored by Japanese American Association of New York.

We focus on proper posture, graceful hand gestures and walk, and expression through dance fans.

Anyone can join to experience and enjoy the grace and beauty of Japanese dance.

Date: Thursday, September 12th
Time: 3-4pm
Location: JAANY Hall, 49 W 45th Street, 11th floor, New York, NY

**Please bring Tabi or socks
**Dance fans are provided
**If you have Yukata, please come early to dress, but you can join us without it.

Registration: 212-840-6942
Website: www.janny.org
Questions: sachiyoitoandcompany@gmail.com



日系人会主催の恒例の秋のイベント「 ヘルスフェア 」で、無料のワ-クショップ、「シニアの為の体に優しい日本舞踊」を開催します。


場所: 日系人会
49 West 45th Street NYC 11th floor
Tel: 212-840-6942 Website: www.janny.org

持参する物: 足袋又は靴下


REVIEW: 2018 Sakura Matsuri Festival at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden
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“Sachiyo Ito & Co. brings classical dance to Japanese Festival”
By Sarah Bryan Miller | St. Louis Post-Dispatch

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We wanted to share some comments from guests attending the Salon Series #49: Ma and Breathing in Dance and Healing

Ma means space. Ma means nothing. Ma means breath. Sachiyo Ito began her 49th Salon explaining breath techniques used by Kabuki actors to transmit emotions to the audience. After warmly encouraging her Salon audience to inhale, smile, exhale and smile, Ito effectively demonstrated the vital energy areas of the body: hara – lower abdomen, diaphragm and throat…

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Report from the Anniversary ConcertAyame
The 30th Anniversary Concert was held on October 23. 2011 at Ailey Citigroup Theater in New York City. Dances in the program included classical, and contemporary works choreographed by Sachiyo Ito.

[read full report + view photos]

“Sachiyo Ito and Company Day” in the City of New York!


The Office of the Mayor has officially proclaimed October 23. 2011 as “Sachiyo Ito and Company Day” in the city of New York. [view proclamation]. The proclamation was presented to Sachiyo Ito and Company by the Mayor of New York City, Michael Bloomberg at the Anniversary concert.

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