2007 Event Archive

Gala Masako at the National Museum of Dance
Saturday August 4, 2007, 7:00 PM 9:00 PM

LOCATION: National Museum of Dance, Saratoga, NY
MORE INFO: http://www.dancemuseum.org/

Young People’s Concert Series
Wednesday August 1, 2007, 11:00 AM

LOCATION: Mann Center for the Performing Arts, Philadelphia, PA
MORE INFO: http://manncenter.org/

Free workshop – Basic Nihon Buyo (Japanese Classical Dance)
Wednesday July 25, 2007, 6:00 PM 7:00 PM

Use of the fan; fundamentals of Nihon Buyo

LOCATION: Tenri Cultural Institute, 43 A West 13th Street, NYC (btw. 5th and 6th Avenues)
MORE INFO: Sachiyo Ito & Company 212-627-0265

Salon Series No. 29 Okinawan Dance and Martial Arts
Sunday June 24, 2007, 3:00 PM 4:00 PM

Special Guest: Masahiko Honma

Salon Series No. 29 will examine closely the relationship between Okinawan Dance, particularly the male dance, called Otoko Odori, and martial arts, with a focus on karate. The discussions and demonstration will include: the basic stance, posture, Kata (the movement patterns) that have influenced the choreography in the dance, the breath work, and also the mental attitude, necessary in the development of the arts. The special guest will be Masahiko Honma, Chief Director of Karatedo Honma Dojo in New York. Sachiyo Ito will perform Meh-nu-hama, and Takadera Manzai, from Otoko Odori repertory of Okinawan Dance.

Salon Series offers a series of informative public programs and educational lectures, lecture-demonstrations, and performances aimed at those interested in deepening their knowledge of the performing arts of Japan. They are held on Sunday afternoons, three times a year. Refreshments are served during the Q/A period. 

Salon Series No. 29 is supported, in part, by Fund for Creative Communities, administered by the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council.

LOCATION: Tenri Cultural Institute, 43 A West 13th Street, NYC (btw. 5th and 6th Avenues)
MORE INFO: Sachiyo Ito & Company 212-627-0265

Salon Series No. 28 The Origin of Dance and Japanese Mythology
Sunday May 6, 2007, 3:00 PM 4:00 PM

Special Guests: Tenri Gagaku Society with Louise Sasaki, Noriyuki Sasaki, Karl Spicer and Mutsumi Takamizu.

Salon Series No. 28 will present Gagaku, the Japanese court music, with a talk on the history and tradition of Gagaku by members of Tenri Gagaku Society, and also a music composition based on Gagaku played by Karl Spicer on Shakuhachi and Mutsumi Takamizu on Koto. The program will include Etenraku, Ichikotsu, and a choreographed work by Sachiyo Ito as a contemporary interpretation.

Salon Series No. 28 is supported, in part, by Fund for Creative Communities, administered by the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council.

LOCATION: Tenri Cultural Institute, 43 A West 13th Street, NYC (btw. 5th and 6th Avenues)
MORE INFO: Sachiyo Ito & Company 212-627-0265

Sakura Matsuri at Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Sunday April 29, 2007, 1:00 PM 2:00 PM

Okinawan Dance

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

Sakura Matsuri at Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Saturday April 28, 2007, 1:30 PM 2:30 PM

Japanese Classical dance.

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

Poetry in Motion: Japanese Dance and Music
Saturday February 24, 2007, 8:00 PM 9:00 PM

LOCATION: Towson University, MD
MORE INFO: Sachiyo Ito & Company 212-627-0265

Salon Series No. 27 Topic: Comparison of Theater and Dance Forms between Japan and China
Sunday February 4, 2007, 3:00 PM 4:00 PM

The special guest for Salon Series No. 27 is Anna Chen Wu, President of the Kunqu Society, specializing in Kunqu theater, the theater tradition older than the popular Bejing Opera. She is a performer of “young refined female” role type, and also a scholar and author on classical Chinese theatrical arts. Ms. Wu and Sachiyo Ito will present a comparative demonstration on traditions and techniques of dance and theater forms of Japan and China. Members of the Kunqu Society will give a performance as well as Ms. Wu.

Tickets: $10 (Student/Senior $7)

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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