"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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Happy New Year!

All of us at Sachiyo Ito and Company/Dancejapan wish you good health and joy in the New Year!

Our Salon Series in its 18th season will again include collaborations with world class artists, with exciting subjects on the Japanese performing arts in spring and fall of 2016. One of highlights of our spring performance will be at the Cherry Blossom Festival at Brooklyn Botanic Garden. This will be our 35th participation.

With our mission as a nonprofit organization, we will continue to serve our community of New York by offering free programs such as: visits to geriatric centers and senior centers, the Japanese Dance Workshop for Children throughout the boroughs, and the Kabuki Dance Workshop for Aspiring Actors.

Your tax deductible donation is greatly appreciated and will help us meet our mission and achieve our aspirations. Donations may be made through the secure PayPal here on our website.

Again, wishing you a wonderful New Year!

Best wishes,
Sachiyo Ito, Artistic Director
Bowing to your support of the 62nd year of my dancing.

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…

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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.
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“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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