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Facing the crises of Pandemics, Sachiyo Ito and Company will offer a prayer and healing message through performance. Based on Japanese traditional symbols for peace, dances depicting cranes (Seiten no Tsuru: Cranes in the Blue Sky, and Chiyo no Tomozuru: One thousand-year Old Crane) will be performed. The crane, a symbol of longevity, is said to live for one thousand years and is also a symbol for auspicious occasions. Healing and Peace Through the Traditional Symbolism of Cranes, The Origami Project, and Amazing Grace.
Ito will then offer two dances: Memories and Dedication, in honor of the lives of those who have departed from us.
Following the dance performances, Colin McNally, an artist and schoolteacher who completed the Origami Project, will teach the virtual audience how to fold cranes as well as explain his inspiration of the project: his artistic and educational views for folding one thousand cranes. Both those in Japan and in the West, including many school children, are familiar with the Origami paper crane as symbol for peace and healing.
In closing the program, the international singer and actress Beth Griffith will perform “Amazing Grace” for finding a light to guide us to healing.
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Viewing is free, but if you would like to send us a tax-deductible donation, please go to our website, and click the link to donate via Paypal. We greatly appreciate your support to help us continue offering the Salon Series.
The Salon Series No.67 and 68 are made possible funded in part by the Japan Foundation New York Culture and Arts Grant, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council in partnership with NYC Department of Cultural Affairs.
Artistic Director Sachiyo Ito will be featured as one of artists in their online series, presented by Center for Traditional Music and Dance.
On 10/30 at 5pm, she will show dance demonstration, her works chosen in view of the current circumstance and her reflection.
For their announcement, please see below.
Center for Traditional Music and Dance (CTMD) is proud to announce our program series Beat the Boroughs: NYC Online. This online video series takes you into the homes and neighborhoods of fifty of New York City’s leading immigrant performers and their diverse cultural traditions. A stellar cast of musicians and dancers presents their personal stories, remarkable traditions, and pandemic experiences.
Please join us for the fifth installment of the Virtual Archive Series of Sachiyo Ito and Company. In this program we present full length versions of the dances whose excerpts were streamed before as Highlights.
They are a kabuki dance, Kyo Ningyo, and dances choreographed for the poems written by Thich Nhat Hanh (Zen monk, peace activist, and poet): “Illusion Transformed” and “Please Call Me by My True Names.”
I hope you enjoy the rare comic of the kabuki dace, and the great performance by the artist from Japan, Jinsho Fujima.
This program will be streamed on two separate days, beginning at 6pm EDT:
Thursday, September 24
Thursday, October 1
The link will be active for 24 hours. To watch, click: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mgtTkCXMBDo
Virtual Archive Series is offered for free, but if you liked the presentation, we greatly appreciate your donation to help us to continue streaming. Also, the past streaming can be viewed with your donation, please contact us through our website to request the link for viewing. To donate, click the donation tab for PayPal on the website.
Thank you and stay well!
木曜日9月24日、10月1日6pm EDT に オンライン・リンク
今回上演作品は、以前「ハイライト」として放送した作品を全曲でお送りします。 歌舞伎舞踊では珍しい喜劇 と言える「京人形 」は 日本から招聘した藤間仁章氏ゲスト出演にて上映致します。 そして平和運動活動家で禅僧のThich Nhat Hanh氏の詩Please Call Me by My True Names とIllusion Transformedに振り付けた伊藤さちよ創作舞踊をお届けします。
Thank you and stay well!
Please join us on Thursdays July 30, and August 6, 2020 at 6pm ET for the streaming of Virtual Archive Series of Sachiyo Ito and Company. The link will be active for 24 hours.
This program will present the Classical Tale of Dojoji Temple and Dojoji 2002.
To watch, click: https://youtu.be/yuAsNnGl_sQ
Virtual Archive Series is offered for free, but if you liked the presentation, we greatly appreciate your donation to help us to continue streaming. Also, the past streaming can be viewed with your donation, please contact us through our website to request the link for viewing. To donate through PayPal, please click here.
Thank you and stay well!
Sachiyo Ito and Company
REVIEW: 2018 Sakura Matsuri Festival at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden
[read review + view photos]
“Sachiyo Ito & Co. brings classical dance to Japanese Festival”
By Sarah Bryan Miller | St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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…
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.
“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.