2004 Event Archive

32nd New York Season Concert
Saturday September 18, 2004, 8:00 PM 9:00 PM

Japanese Classical, Contemporary, and Okinawan Dance.

Commemorating the 150th anniversary of the inception of the relations between the United States and Japan, Sachiyo Ito and Company will present a concert of the 32nd New York season. Featured will be a rare performance of the kabuki dance drama Onatsu Kyoran (Onatsu, the Insane), with guest artist from Japan, Shogo Fujima; and two Okinawan dances accompanied by the New York Okinawa Sanshin Club: Chibari Daiko and Chondara.

Onatsu Kyoran is one of several epochal dance dramas that were created in the new era fostered by the opening of Japan in 1868, whose impetus was initiated by the Treaty of Friendship between the USA and Japan in 1854. The program will also include Night Pond, choreographed by Ito to Shakuhachi music composed by Geoffrey Lependorf; and Morning Song, a premiere, choreographed by Mr. Fujima to contemporary koto music by Tadao Sawai — both accompanied live.

LOCATION: The Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts, Pace University, NYC
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Japanese Dance and Okinawan Dance
Saturday August 14, 2004, 7:30 PM 8:30 PM

LOCATION: Untermyer Park, Yonkers, New York
MORE INFO: http://www.untermyer.com/

Salon Series No. 20 Modernity in Tradition
Sunday July 11, 2004, 3:00 PM 4:00 PM

Special Guest: Rajika Puri, Indian dancer

Salon Series No. 20 will compare the traditional dance forms and departure works choreographed by Rajika Puri and Sachiyo Ito. The dancers will perform together at the end honoring each culture.

This performance was made possible in part by the Manhattan Community Arts Fund/New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, administered by the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council.

LOCATION: Tenri Cultural Institute, 43A West 13th Street, between 5th & 6th Avenues, New York City
MORE INFO: Sachiyo Ito & Company 212-627-0265

Japanese Classical Dance with Koto and Shakuhachi
Wednesday June 9, 2004, 7:00 PM 8:00 PM

LOCATION: Philadelphia Art Museum, Philadelphia, PA
MORE INFO: Sachiyo Ito & Company 212-627-0265

Salon Series No. 19 Okinawan Music and Dance: the Original and Adaptation
Sunday May 23, 2004, 4:00 PM 5:00 PM

Special Guest: New York Sanshin Club of Okinawa

LOCATION: Tenri Cultural Institute, 43A West 13th Street, between 5th & 6th Avenues, New York City
MORE INFO: Sachiyo Ito & Company 212-627-0265

Sakura Matsuri (Cherry Blossom Festival)
Sunday May 2, 2004, 1:15 PM 2:15 PM

Okinawan Dance and Music

LOCATION: Brooklyn Botanic Garden, 1000 Washington Avenue, Brooklyn NY 11225 at the Cherry Esplanade Main Stage
MORE INFO: http://www.bbg.org/

Sakura Matsuri (Cherry Blossom Festival)
Saturday May 1, 2004, 1:15 PM 2:15 PM

Okinawan Dance and Music

LOCATION: Brooklyn Botanic Garden, 1000 Washington Avenue, Brooklyn NY 11225 at the Cherry Esplanade Main Stage
MORE INFO: http://www.bbg.org/

Salon Series No. 18 Aesthetics of Insanity in the Greek Drama and Japanese Theater
Sunday March 28, 2004, 3:00 PM 4:00 PM

Special Guest: Prof. John Chioles, New York University

Salon Series No.18 will present Aesthetics of Insanity in the Greek Drama and Japanese Theater, which will explore its underlying meaning of insanity in the theater traditions by comparing that of Japanese theater with the Greek drama. The presentation will focus on the Japanese dance and drama genre called Kyoran-mono (Insanity dances and plays). Onatsu Kyoran, to be the featured work in the September concert, is one of most popular examples. Prof. Chioles will discuss about Greek dramas such works as Medea with specific reference to the subject. Dr. Ito will perform a selection from Onatsu Kyoran to illustrate her remarks.

John Chioles is a theater director, whose work ISMENE was seen recently at the State Theater in Greece. He teaches Comparative Literature and Drama at New York University, and is also a writer; his more recent book is Aeschylus: Mythic Theatre, Political Voice.

LOCATION: Tenri Cultural Institute, 43A West 13th Street, between 5th & 6th Avenues, New York City
MORE INFO: Sachiyo Ito & Company 212-627-0265

Dolls Festival
Wednesday March 3, 2004, 7:00 PM 7:30 PM

Lecture Demonstration on Japanese Classical Dance

LOCATION: Tenri Cultural Institute, 43A West 13th Street, between 5th & 6th Avenues, New York City
MORE INFO: Sachiyo Ito & Company 212-627-0265

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