2009 Event Archive

Arts at Tenri Presents – Nami Kineie: Nagauta Shamisen
Saturday October 10, 2009, 8:00 PM10:00 PM

Topic: Music from the Kabuki Theater. Contemporary Music and Dance.

With Shizuko Kineya and Sakurako Satoh – Shamisens
James Nyoraku Schlefer – Shakuhachi
Special Guest Artist – Sachiyo Ito.

Nami Kineie is well known to Japanese audiences for her frequent performances of both the traditional Nagauta style of shamisen, and her dedication to performing contemporary music. The program for October 10 will include several classic Kabuki Theater pieces (Suehirogari, Sagimusume) plus contemporary music by Seiho Kinea, James Nyoraku Schlefer and Etsuo Kawasaki.

Accompanying Ms. Kineie on several pieces will be her top student Sakurako Satoh and she is delighted to be joined on one piece by the venerable shamisen master Kineya Shozuko. Additionally two well known New York based artists will perform with her – dancer Sachiyo Ito and shakuhachi master James Nyoraku Schlefer.

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

4 Master Classes in Okinawan Dance
Tuesday July 28, 2009, 6:00 PM 8:00 PM

With master choreographer Sachiyo Ito.

LOCATION: 520 Eighth Avenue (betw. 36th and 37th Sts.), 3rd floor, New York NY
MORE INFO: Sachiyo Ito & Company 212-627-0265

4 Master Classes in Okinawan Dance
Tuesday July 21, 2009, 6:00 PM 8:00 PM

With master choreographer Sachiyo Ito.

LOCATION: 520 Eighth Avenue (betw. 36th and 37th Sts.), 3rd floor, New York NY
MORE INFO: Sachiyo Ito & Company 212-627-0265

4 Master Classes in Okinawan Dance
Tuesday July 14, 2009, 6:00 PM 8:00 PM

With master choreographer Sachiyo Ito.

LOCATION: 520 Eighth Avenue (betw. 36th and 37th Sts.), 3rd floor, New York NY
MORE INFO: Sachiyo Ito & Company 212-627-0265

4 Master Classes in Okinawan Dance
Tuesday July 7, 2009, 6:00 PM 8:00 PM

With master choreographer Sachiyo Ito.

LOCATION: 520 Eighth Avenue (betw. 36th and 37th Sts.), 3rd floor, New York NY
MORE INFO: Sachiyo Ito & Company 212-627-0265

Salon Series No. 35 Body Discipline and Healing Arts
Sunday June 14, 2009, 3:00 PM 4:00 PM

Guest: Wataru Ohashi

The breath, stance, alignment, use of energy, centering and balancing of body and mind from the view point of dance and the healing arts will be discussed and co-demonstrated by Wataru Ohashi and Sachiyo Ito. Wataru Ohashi is the founder of Ohashiatsu–the healing touch based on eastern methods and philosophy.  Okinawan dances such as Me-nu-hama, and an excerpt from Nuha-bushi will be performed by Sachiyo Ito to illustrate the above demonstrations.

Now in its 11th year, the Salon Series is a series of informative and educational lectures, lecture-demonstrations and performances on the performing arts of Japan held three times a year on Sunday afternoons at Tenri Cultural Institute.

LOCATION: Tenri Cultural Institute, 43A West 13th Street, between 5th & 6th Avenues, New York City
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Japanese Classical Dance Performance
Saturday June 13, 2009, 1:00 PM 2:00 PM


LOCATION: Bronx Library Center of the New York Public Library, 310 East Kingsbridge Road, NY, NY 10458
MORE INFO: http://www.nypl.org/branch/local/bx/fdc.cfm

Salon Series No. 34 Gagaku and Ancient Songs of Japan
Sunday May 17, 2009, 3:00 PM 4:00 PM

Gagaku with Tenri Gagaku Society: A world premier of “Kashin,” choreographed by Sachiyo Ito, will be performed by Sachiyo Ito and Company.

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 at Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Saturday May 2, 2009, 1:00 PM 5:00 PM

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

Salon Series No. 33 Sanshin and Shamisen
Sunday March 29, 2009, 3:00 PM 4:00 PM

Guests: Saburo Ochiai, Mutsumi Takamizu. General admission: $15, Students and Seniors: $10

Sanshin, the Okinawan three-stringed instrument, was first introduced from China in the 14th Century. Sanshin and Shamisen players will talk about the instruments and their music traditions, and demonstrate how they are played. Okinawan dance accompanied by sanshin and Jiuta-mai dance accompanied by shamisen will be performed.

 

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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