Salon Series No. 67 Prayer for Healing and Peace through the Symbolism of Cranes, the Origami Project, and Amazing Grace
Facing the crises of Pandemics, Sachiyo Ito and Company will offer a prayer and healing message through performance. Based on Japanese traditional symbols for peace, dances depicting cranes (Seiten no Tsuru: Cranes in the Blue Sky, and Chiyo no Tomozuru: One thousand-year Old Crane) will be performed. The crane, a symbol of longevity, is said to live for one thousand years and is also a symbol for auspicious occasions. Healing and Peace Through the Traditional Symbolism of Cranes, The Origami Project, and Amazing Grace.
Ito will then offer two dances: Memories and Dedication, in honor of the lives of those who have departed from us.
Following the dance performances, Colin McNally, an artist and schoolteacher who completed the Origami Project, will teach the virtual audience how to fold cranes as well as explain his inspiration of the project: his artistic and educational views for folding one thousand cranes. Both those in Japan and in the West, including many school children, are familiar with the Origami paper crane as symbol for peace and healing.
In closing the program, the international singer and actress Beth Griffith will perform “Amazing Grace” for finding a light to guide us to healing.
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The Salon Series No.67 and 68 are made possible funded in part by the Japan Foundation New York Culture and Arts Grant, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council in partnership with NYC Department of Cultural Affairs.