"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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NEWS & EVENTS

Thank you once again to everyone that came out to the Japan Day Parade!

And thank you JAPAN DAY @ CENTRAL PARK for inviting us and to all the organizers! We were very happy to be there, and we hope you all had a great time. It was an amazing experience dancing down along Central Park and seeing so many excited faces. We were honored to have been there with you.

Please join Sachiyo Ito & Company in JAPAN PARADE!

Opening Ceremony at 12:30 p.m. SATURDAY, MAY 14, 2022

Location: Central Park West between 70th and 71st street (Grand Stand area VIP only)

Japan Parade starts at 1:00 p.m.

Route: Central Park West from 81st street heading south towards 68th street

For more info, please click:

http://kareritoursandadventures.com/?p=596 https://japandaynyc.org/parade/

Legacies Track

Altamonte Springs Culture Bearers and Traditions for Posterity 

buy Lyrica 75 mg online 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. MARCH 18, 2022

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Folkloric and traditional dance practitioners offer insights on the strength of their practices for posterity, articulating the ways they participate in the wider dance field and how they pass on their traditions. How are these artists perceived, supported and included, and on what terms?

Featured Speakers:

* Paula Sánchez-Kucukozer, Manager and Founding Member, Son Pecadores

* Sachiyo Ito, Artistic Director, Sachiyo Ito and Company

* Sahasra Sambamoorthi, CEO, Navatman

Moderator:

Darian Parker, Ph.D., Guest Professor of West African Dance, The Juilliard School

Upcoming Performances in DC, NJ

DC Information:

***National Cherry Blossom Festival

***Sunday April 3, 2:45pm-3:15pm

***at Tidal Basin Anna Stage Performance 

Come and Join us for our exquisitely elegant Japanese Classical Dance to celebrate the closing of the Tidal Basin Program!

NJ Information:

***Bloomfest 

***Sunday April 10, 2:30-4pm

***at Prudential Glove Stage, Branch Brook Park

Let’s celebrate together with our program at the Cherry Blossom Festival at the Essex County Branch Brook Park, where you can enjoy thousands of cherry blossoms!

Free Workshop for Seniors: Dance and Poetry of Japan

Join Sachiyo Ito for the special Workshop this spring!

Participants will learn the basics of Japanese classical dance, repertories of 19th century Kabuki dance, and are introduced to two Japanese poetry forms of Haiku and Renku (linking verses), as well as learning how to dress Yukata/Kimono, and more about Japanese culture.
Also, participants have a chance to share dance and poetry as a public component. The goal is to enjoy sharing dance and poetry of Japan as well as learning about the Japanese culture, and to create a communal art of dance and poetry inspired by the Japanese tradition.

Date: Thursdays at 11am to 1pm- Beginning Thursday March 31, 2022

Limited to 10 participants- Open to All and accessible to those in wheelchairs

Location: Greenwich House Center on the Square at 20 Washington Square North

What you need to bring: Socks, dance practice attire Yukata/kimono, dance fans. If you do not have them, they will be provided by the instructor. Two cotton ties (length of 3 times of your waist at the least) for wearing practice attire

Email: sachiyoitoandcompany@gmail.com For more information

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無料ワークッショップ:シニアを対象にした体に優しい日本の舞踊と詩歌

3月31日から6月30日までワシントンパーク北側のシニアセンターで

シニア向けの「日本の舞踊と詩歌」の無料ワ-クショップを開きます。

舞扇・着物をお持ちでない方はこちらが用意致します。日々と場所、詳細は以下です。Flyer も添付しました。

尚、日本文化についての話、詩歌、俳句、連句は英語にて致します。

時間:11am―1pm 3月31日から6月30日

場所:Greenwich House 20 Washington Square North (212-777-3555)

質問・登録:sachiyoitoandccompany@gmail.com

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Limited to 10 participants Open to All Seniors in NY City and accessible to those in wheelchairs

What are needed to participate: Socks, dance practice attire Yukata/kimono, dance fans. If you do not have them, they will be provided by the instructor.

2 cotton ties (length of 3 times of your waist at the least) for wearing practice attire

Registration: lmarceca@greenwichhouse.org (212) 777-3555 X 106

Inquiry/Information: sachiyoitoandcompany@gmail.com

Join us Sachiyo Ito for the special Workshop this spring!

Participants will learn the basics of Japanese classical dance, repertories of 19th century Kabuki dance, and are introduced to two Japanese poetry forms of Haiku and Renku (linking verses), as well as learning how to dress Yukata/Kimono, and more about Japanese culture.

Dance and poetry share common practice that relies on observation, attentiveness, and awareness in the moment. To help these skills, a walking meditation will begin each session to reach a stillness and awareness of self. Each session will end with a theme for a homework assignment to compose a short poem. Also, participants have a chance to share dance and poetry as a public component.

The goal is to enjoy sharing dance and poetry of Japan as well as learning about the Japanese culture, and to create a communal art of dance and poetry inspired by the Japanese tradition. 

The artist is a participant in SU-CASA program, supported by the public funds from New York City council. Recipient of Foreign Ministers Award, Sachiyo Ito founded and leads the only dance school and professional performing company in New York City that specializes both in Japanese classical dance as well as contemporary works based on traditional aesthetics and styles. The company received the City’s proclamations for its founding at the 30th anniversary in 2011. For the last 50 years Ito has introduced Japanese culture in United States, educating, inspiring and entertaining through the grace and beauty of Japanese dance.

Happy Holidays!

Thank you for your support through the years.

2021 has been particularly challenging for everyone, but as it draws to a close, we look forward to a hopeful 2022.

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Your help again in 2022 will enable us to continue our work: streaming our programs; creating online teaching platforms to reach all levels of participants interested in learning about Japanese dance and culture. We will also offer our in-person, public programs once thecurrent situation eases. Your donations are crucial for our mission of bridging the cultures in our diverse communities in New York and beyond.

Each donation is tax-deductible.

To donate, please go to: http://dancejapan.com/make-a-donation/
or send a check to: Sachiyo Ito & Company, 405 W. 23rd St. #4G, New York, NY 10011

Your generous support is greatly appreciated.

Our Salon Series program celebrated its70th Program on December 12th, a milestone for this series that has spanned 24 years! This would not have been possible without your support. In this season of reflection, we also would like to offer Salon Series #71- a retrospective of the 70 programs previously presented in conversation with Susan Miyagi McCormac of JapanCultureNYC-com. This video is available till Jan.3,2022.

Please accept our heartfelt thanks and our wishes for Happy Holidays to you one and all!

Thank you,

Sachiyo Ito

Artistic Director

Happy Holidays, Everyone!

Hope you can join us.

With Warm Wishes,

Sachiyo Ito

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Live Streaming and Public Performance

Salon Series No. 70: Cycling of Seasons through Dance and Poetry

Time: Sunday 12/12 at 3pm

Venue: Tenri Cultural Institute 43A West13th Street NYC

Public attendance Welcomed with vaccination and masks

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Click below link to view:
Dance Japan Salon Series No. 70
“Cycling of Seasons through Dance and Poetry”


Link is active for 24 hours

Attendance is free online and at the venue, however donations to Sachiyo Ito and Company, NPO via website PayPal are greatly appreciated.

At the time of closure of 2021 and welcoming the New Year, the program will explore the turning of the seasons through Japanese classical dance and Haiku.
Dance performances include Flowers in Four Seasons, and Equinox, and improvisation on Renku(Linking Haiku verses). Audience members are welcomed and asked to join in contributing haiku verses. Sachiyo Ito will improvise dances on the contributed haiku, accompanied by live music. Those watching online can send in their haiku via chat. During the performance, Florist Katsuya Nishimori will create a life-size arrangement inspired by the dances and poetry. Also the former president of Haiku Society of America and editor and curator of haiku publications will join in the program.

Special Guests: Masayo Ishigure on koto, Yukio Tusji on percussion, Beth Griffith on vocal, John Stevenson haiku poet, Katsuya Nishimori florist.

Dancejapan of Sachiyo Ito and Company Members

* Held three times a year, Salon Series is grassroots program taking many formats, dealing with various topics, informing and investigating aspects of Japanese arts and culture. With world class guest artists, dialogues between artists and the audience often led to new insights and a deeper understanding not only of dance, but also of human nature. *

This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in Partnership with the City Council, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council.

オンライン・ライブ配信と会場公演へのご招待

さろんシリーズ第70回「 四季の移ろい:舞踊と連句」

日時:12月12日(日)午後3時-4時 

場所:天理文化協会43A West 13th Street NYC

入場無料 (NPO Sachiyo Ito and Company へのご寄付歓迎)

お問合わせ :(212) 627-0265/ sachiyoitoandcompany@gmail.com

*ご来場の方々へ:ワクチン接種とマスクが必要とされます*

*オンライン・ライブ配信リンク:dancejapan.com(24時間放映)* 

ゲスト出演:石榑雅代、辻幸夫、ベス・グリフィス、ジョン・ステイーヴンソン、西森勝也

ダンスジャパン:藤田ゆふ、内田まみ、曹芊朔、宮井南果、ワイリー・藍子、伊藤さちよ

さろんシリーズ第70回は「四季の移ろい:舞踊と連句」と題して、四季の移り変わりを俳句と舞踊を

連句形式で追っていきます。日本舞踊「四季の花」上演後、会場観客、そしてオンライン観客のチャットで

の投稿の俳句に伊藤さちよが即興で舞います。音楽演奏に石榑雅代(琴)辻幸夫(打楽器・尺八に)、他のゲストを迎えて上演します。

ご来場をお待ちしております。

伊藤さちよ舞踊団一同

*「さろんシリーズ」は、日本の舞踊を焦点に当てながら、日本の伝統芸能に対する理解を多くの方々に深めて頂くために、日曜の午後に定期的に開催しています。芸能各分野のゲストアーテイストとのコラボレーション、他国との舞踊文化との比較などを通して日本文化へのより深い理解を目指しています。又、日本の舞踊、演劇、音楽に興味のある方、また勉強していらっしゃる 方々に、Q&Aの場、楽しい意見交換のフォーラムを提供していく事を意図としています。

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REVIEW: 2018 Sakura Matsuri Festival at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden
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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…

Read more about Salon Series »

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.

[read full report + view photos]

“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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