"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"

Dance Perspectives

In 2011 our dance company, Sachiyo Ito & Company celebrated over 30 years of Dedication to Promoting and Exploring Japanese Arts and Culture.

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NEWS & EVENTS
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

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こんにちは!
良い夏を過ごされたことと思います。
以下の通り秋のイベントのお知らせをお送りします。
 
「シニアの為の体に優しい日本舞踊」
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。
 
体に優しく楽しい日本舞踊体験を目指したワ-クショップです。
良い姿勢を保つ事、美しい手の仕草や歩き方、舞扇を使っての舞踊表現に焦点を当てます。
お気軽にご参加下さい!

日時:9月12日(木曜日)
3-4pm
場所: 日系人会
49 West 45th Street NYC 11th floor
申し込み:
Tel: 212-840-6942 Website: www.janny.org

 
持参する物: 足袋又は靴下
舞扇は伊藤さちよ舞踊団で用意
稽古着、浴衣をお持ちの方は早めに来てお着替え下さい。お持ちでなくても参加出来ます。

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Wanted:
New Dancejapan members to Join Cherry Blossom Festivals 2020

We are looking for performers to join us at cherry blossom festivals in spring next year.
Asian Dancers and Actress with stage experiences are welcomed to apply.
Great opportunity to enhance and broaden ability as Japanese and Asian performer by learning the classical dance, namely Kabuki style dance
Audition Registration Deadline September 27, 2019
Audition between 10/1-10/7
Performance fees and costumes will be provided. The training will begin in October following audition during the fall of 2019. 

Please look for our newsletter with details of the program.
First performance scheduled January 12, 2020

Registration: sachiyoitoandcompany@gmail.com, or
Contact at www.dancejapan.com
Follow us at Instagram: Instagram Logo dance_japan_nyc
 
「桜祭りダンサー」募集
5-6万人が来場するニューヨークで一番大きい桜祭りイベントでステージで日本舞踊を踊るダンサーを募集します。日本舞踊未経験でも大丈夫。半年かけてしっかりとレッスンしていきます。一緒にステージを盛り上げませんか?
 
場所:ブルックリン ボタニカルガーデン
         メインステージでのパフォーマンス
本番:2020年4月25日(土)、26日(日) 全日
リハーサル: 2020年4月24日(金) 16:00〜20:00
テレビ撮影: 1週間前に選ばれた人のみテレビ撮影参加のチャンスがあります(午前中)
 
練習期間:10月〜4月
               どちらかのクラスに必ず参加出来る事
               各クラス、先着8名
              (キャンセル待ち有り)
               @月曜6:30pm〜7:30pm
               @土曜11:00am〜12:00pm
 
費用:  レッスン料無料
         施設利用費として月に40ドル(週1の方)
                                     月に70ドル(週2の方)
        本番の衣装代、無料貸与
         本番までの交通費、自己負担

必要なもの: 練習用の浴衣、帯
                    本番で使用する肌襦袢、足袋
 
優秀な方は、他にもイベント出演、学校公演、ナーシングホーム公演、伊藤さちよ自主公演に出演するチャンスがあります。
 
*練習の中で、着物の着付けの基本が学べます
 
*他のダンス経験者、歓迎
 
応募される方は、名前、電話番号、emailアドレス、年齢、ダンス歴(日本舞踊以外でもok)を明記してsachiyoitoandcompany@gmail.comに送ってください。
締切: 9月27日
※締切を過ぎた場合も興味がある方はメールにてご連絡ください。

 Lastly, Salon Series No. 66 Ode to Autumn: Japanese Dances in Autumn with the special guest artist, Yoshi Amao of Samurai Sword Soul will be held on Sunday October 20 at 3pm.

Please look for our newsletter with details of the program. 

 
Best Wishes,
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Sachiyo Ito 
Artistic Director
 
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Dear Friend:

I hope this message finds you well.

Please join us in the upcoming Salon. We are very fortunate to have many great artists in the collaboration on the theme of the Human Spirit.

Best Wishes,
signature-ito-2016-02
Sachiyo Ito 
Artistic Director

Salon Series No. 65
 

On the Human Spirit

Salon Series No. 65 will present a collaborative work with lutes from Europe and Japan, poetry, dance, and song on the theme of the Human Spirit.  Sachiyo Ito will perform two new works including a dance choreographed to Ishigaki Rin’s poem At the Feet of the Sun, and members of the dancejapan ensemble will present a Japanese classical dance. We hope this program will epitomize the very mission of the Salon Series, that is, how art appeals to each one of us beyond the boundaries of ethnicity.

Guest Artists: Michael Calvert (Renaissance lute), Beth Griffith (Vocal), Sumie Kaneko (Shamisen)

Yukio Tsuji (Percussion)

Emi Kikuchi, Makiko Miyai (Poetry Recitation)

Amelia Hensley (sign language)

Date: Sunday, June 9, 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

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 20 years.

Upcoming Events in 2019
 
May  18, 2019 at 1pm & 4pm
Performance at The World’s Fare
Info: https://theworldsfare.nyc/

October 21, 2019
Salon Series #66 On Passing
 

 dca 2  The Salon Series No.65 is made possible in part, with public funds from New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and with City Council.
The Salon Series is acknowledged as a Japan 2019 Festival Associated Program the Japan Foundation in Japan, and the logo is granted by  dca 2 

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Salon Series 65 - Dancers
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さろんシリーズ第 65回「 ヒューマン・スピリット」
日時:6月9日(日)午後3時-4時 
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: 辻幸生(打楽器・尺八)、ベス・グリフィス(歌唱)、マイケル・カルバート(ルネッサンス・ルート)、金子純恵(三味線)、菊池恵美、宮井真紀子(詩朗読)
手話:アメリア・ヘンスレー
ダンスジャパン;藤田ゆふ、松野ゆみ子、松本明子、伊藤さちよ

さろんシリーズ第65回は「ヒューマン・スピリット」をテーマに取り上げ、強靭な人間性と愛を謳い上げます。
西洋ルネッサンスの 弦楽器ルート、日本の弦楽器三味線の共演、詩の朗読、伊藤さちよ創作作品等、様々なジャンルのミュージシャン、歌手とのコラボレーションをお楽しみください。作品のしめくくりに、民族を越えた糸を縦横に観客と共に繋ぎたいと思います。ご来場をお待ちしております。

*「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。

この公演はJapan 2019 Festival 参加企画プログラムのひとつとして認可されました。

 

Happy Spring!

We performed for National Cherry Blossom Festivals in Washington DC, and for Bloomfest Branch Brook Park, NJ.
Please join us at the upcoming Sakura Matsuri (Cherry Blossom Festival) at Brooklyn Botanic Garden!




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REVIEW: 2018 Sakura Matsuri Festival at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden
[read review + view photos]

ARTICLE
“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…

Read more about Salon Series » 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!

Proclamation

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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