"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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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



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
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場所:ブルックリン ボタニカルガーデン
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)
費用:  レッスン料無料

必要なもの: 練習用の浴衣、帯
締切: 9月27日

 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,
Sachiyo Ito 
Artistic Director



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,
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 


Salon Series 65 - Dancers

さろんシリーズ第 65回「 ヒューマン・スピリット」
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)

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!

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

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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!


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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