Category Archive for: ‘2017’

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New Year Present to Children from Sachiyo Ito and Company

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日時:1月5日金曜日 午後4時集合45分レッスン

場所: Sachiyo Ito and Company Studio in Chelsea, NYC



申し込み締め切り: 1月3日


問い合わせの電話番号:212-627-0265 Special New Year Gift to Children (Otoshi-dama)

Children between 5-10 years old are all welcome.

Have fun expressing beauty of flowers with a dance fan!

Date: January 5, 2018, Friday at 4pm (check-in at 4pm, 45 minute lesson)

Place: Sachiyo Ito & Company Studio in Chelsea, Manhattan

Registration deadline: January 3, 2018

Information and Registration: 0r call 212-627-0265      

Sachiyo Ito & Company 405 West 23rd Street #4G, New York, NY 10011


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Waves of Tradition: Celebrating New York’s Global Spirit

May 3 at 12:30 pm and 5:30pm
Winter Garden at Brookfield Place, NYC
Presented by Arts Brookfield

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Essex County Branch Brook Park Cherry Blossom Festival

April 23, 2pm at Essex County Branch Brook Park Cherry Blossom Festival
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Sakura Matsuri

April 29 at 1:30pm, and April 30 at 1pm at Brooklyn Botanic Garden – Cherry Esplanade Main Stage
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Japanese Classical Dance from Kabuki to Contemporary: Celebrating the 60th Salon Series

Dear Friends, 
Thank you for your support to the Salon Series for the last 19 years. We are very grateful that we can celebrate 60th Series with special guests from Japan and New York, and with our Dancejapan members on June 18. I hope you can join us in this special occasion!

Sachiyo Ito, Artistic Director

Sachiyo Ito and Company will celebrate its 60th Salon Series of its 19th season with an exquisitely elegant and vibrant program featuring live music, the Dancejapan ensemble, and guest artists from Japan and New York. The Salon Series is a series of performances with informative educational lectures and lecture-demonstrations on the performing arts of Japan. They are held on Sunday afternoons three times a year. A dialogue between artists and audience following each program provides further insights into art and culture, bridging the cultural differences. With world class guest artists and speakers, the program has artistically and intellectually educated and inspired NY audiences.

Supported by Consulate General of Japan in New York, our Celebration Concert will mark the milestone of the 60th presentation for the communities of New York and the tri-state area. Shogo Fujima, a Kabuki dancer from Japan is invited to join as a guest artist in this special occasion. The program will show a diversity of Japanese performing arts with music and dance from ancient to contemporary.

When: Sunday June, 18, at 5pm

Place: Baruch Performing Arts Center, 55 Lexington Ave NYC, Audience Entrance on 25th Street, between Lexington & 3rd Avenue

Tickets: $25, $20 for seniors and students


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The concert program will begin with an ancient ceremony of purification and blessing with Etenraku, the Gagaku music. Following this are three Kabuki dances.  First, Mr. Fujima, our guest artist from Japan, will be joined by Ito for Matsu no Hagoromo (The Angel’s Robe at the Pine Tree) from the 19th century Kabuki repertoire, based on the Noh play Hagoromo (Angel’s Robe).

Following is the Kabuki dance, titled Seiten no Tsuru (Cranes in the Blue Sky). Then, Mr. Fujima will perform a Kabuki solo, excerpted from Masakado.  

The next work is titled Soshun (Early Spring), created by Ito for 7 dancers in the classical style. 

Also for this event, we have revived one of the most popular pieces from last year’s Salon Series, Flower Petals Fall, but not the Flowers, a collaboration with a contemporary florist.

The final work, Only Breath, is from our Poetry in Motion Concert. It celebrates humanism in the arts and the “oneness” of people across the boundaries of culture and ethnicity, with dancers representing multiple dance cultures from around the world.
The live accompaniment will include cello, biwa, shou, hichiriki, shakuhachi, electronic/synchronized music, percussions, voice and poetry recitation.

Guest Artists: Shogo Fujima, Tenri Gagaku Music Society of New York, Julia Kulakova, Jeeno Joseph, Tokumitsu Shibata, Yukio Tsuji, John Swartz, Chris Doi, Beth Griffith, Katsuya Nishimori, Elena Kimbering

Dancejapan: Kurumi Aoki, Claudia Cao, Yuu Fujita, Monika Hadioetomo, Natsuko Hirano, Keiko Ikehata, Yumiko Matsuno, Mihane Sahara, Haruka Umeuchi, Akiko Ikeda, Jessamyn Maneri, Sara Toews, Aiko Wylie

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“We all look forward to seeing you!” – Dancejapan

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The program was made possible, in part, by the public funding from Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, the Japan Foundation New York, and by Japan Airlines.

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今年で19年季のさろんシリーズはシリーズ第60回を記念して、「さろんーシリズ第60回記念公演会」、後援 在ニューヨーク日本国総領事館、 を6月18日にBaruch Performing Arts Centerにて開きます。特別公演を記念して、日本から日本舞踊家藤間章吾氏を招聘します。公演演目のうち、第一部構成は古典作品で、 オープニングセレモニーとして雅楽越天楽を生演奏による古代の禊から始めます。次に 歌舞伎舞踊、「松廼羽衣」、「晴天の鶴」、「将門」抜粋(戦物語)を上演、そして伊藤さちよ創作作品「早春」。第二部はチェロ、琵琶、尺八、歌、太鼓、詩朗読等を使っての生演奏による現代作品で、”Flower Petals Fall, but not the Flower”(花びらは散るが花は散らない)と ”Only Breath–Beyond Boundaries”(呼吸のみ)。最後、インド、中近東、西洋舞踊の舞踊家を交えて舞踊、文化、民族、人種を超えて世界は一つを象徴し、理解し合う事を訴える作品で締めくくります。さろんシリーズは、舞踊に重点を置きながら、日本の伝統芸能に対する理解を多くの方々に深めていただこうと言うのが主旨で、年に3回、日曜の午後に開かれます。さらに、Q&Aの場、楽しい意見交換のフォーラムを提供していくことを意図してきました。




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Fantasy and Illusion of Transformation in Japanese Dance and Ballet

Roberto Lara, the guest artist, and Sachiyo Ito will discuss the transformation of genders in ballet and Japanese classical dance.

Lara, formerly of Ballet Trockadero, will perform an excerpt from his work La Catrina based on Mirtha from the ballet Giselle and the traditional Mexican myth of La Catrina, Queen of the Dead. Sachiyo Ito will perform and demonstrate the transformation of female to male roles and vice versa as illustrated in the Kabuki dance, Azuma Hakkei, and will perform an excerpt from Fuji Musume (Wistaria Maiden), the most representative Kabuki Dance.

Guest Artist: Roberto Lara
When: Sunday April 16, at 3pm
Place: Tenri Cultural Institute, 43 A West 13th Street, New York City  Between 5th & 6th Avenue
Admission: $15 general, $10 for Senior & Student

変身: 夢と幻のドラマ
場所:天理文化協会43A West 13th Street NYC 
チケット:$15, $10 (シニア/学 生)
お問合わせ :(212) 627-0265/>ゲスト出演:ロベルト・ララ 元トロカデーロ(男性バレー舞踊団)メンバー

男から女への、そして女から男への「役柄の変身とは?」をお話し、デモンストレーション、舞踊を通して考えます。ゲスト アーティストのロベルト・ララ氏は男性バレー舞踊団トロカデーロの元メンバーで、ララ氏の男性から女性への化粧の プロセス をメークアップ・アーティストと共にお見せし、バレー「ジゼル」とメキシコの神話に基いた彼の創作作品を披露します。一方、伊藤さちよは舞踊「吾妻八景」を例に取り、男女様々なキャラクターへの変身を説明の後踊り、最後、典型的な歌舞舞踊、「藤娘」の一部を歌舞伎衣装、化粧にて披露します。

*さろんシリーズは舞踊に重点を置きながら、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のが主旨で、日曜の午後に開かれます。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 方々を対象に、Q&Aの場、楽しい意見交換のフォーラムを提供していくことを意図しています。*



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Itinerant Performers in Japan and Russia, and Impact of Anna Pavlova

The theme of Salon Series in the 19th year season is “traditional dance in the contemporary world.”

Salon Series No. 58 on March 12 will investigate the role of Itinerant performers in Japan and Russia, and their surprising connections. Russian Gypsy female soloists paved the way for Anna Pavlova’s acceptance and success, while Anna Pavlova influenced the new dance movement in 1920s in Japan.

Photos: Tony Sahara
Guest Artist: Julia Kulakova

Dancejapan: Yuu Fujita, Mihane Sahara, Haruka Umeuchi, Sachiyo Ito

When: Sunday March 12, at 3pm

Place: Tenri Cultural Institute, 43 A West 13th Street, New York City  Between 5th & 6th Avenue

Admission: $15 general, $10 for Senior & Student


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Take a look into the culture of spicy and soulful Gypsy entertainment and how it had positioned a solo female performer in Russia in comparison to an accepted role of a woman in traditional society and on stage.
Discover Ayako-mai, which was discovered in 1950-60s as a gem by folklore scholars, unknown among them for 300 hundred years.  This dance style is freer and rustic than Kabuki dance, supposedly performed by the women itinerant groups, such as Okuni’s, who is considered as the founder of Kabuki in the early 17th century.  

Get to know female itinerant performers who had established the foundation of Kabuki even though women does not take part in Kabuki.  

Experience the story of Anna Pavlova in Japan as a beautiful example of true art, which crosses borders, and challenges stereotypes.

Ms. Kulakova will perform a Russian Gypsy dance while Sachiyo Ito and Company will present itinerant performers’ dance of the pre-Kabuki period. Also, Ms. Kulakova and Ms. Ito will perform their contemporary creations, evolved from and inspired by each tradition. 

This program is supported, in part, by public funds from New York City Department of Culture Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

Salon Series No. 58 日本及びロシアの放浪芸人とアンナ・パブロワの影響


West 13th Street NYC

チケット:$15, $10 (シニア/ 生)
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3月12日のさろんシリーズ No. 58 では、日本とロシアの放浪芸人について、又、アンナ・パブロワが日本舞踊界にもたらした影響、ロシアのジプシーとアンナ・パブロワの関係をお話と舞踊の上演を通して考えます。クラコーヴァ氏が伝統的なジプシーの踊りと彼女自身の創作舞踊を披露、一方、伊藤さちよ舞踊団は女歌舞伎時代の舞踊、綾子舞を披露し、伊藤さちよは綾子舞からインスピレーションを受けた創作舞踊を披露。 

*さろんシリーズは舞踊に重点を置きながら、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のが主旨で、日曜の午後に開かれます。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 方々を対象に、Q&Aの場、楽しい意見交換のフォーラムを提供していくことを意図しています。*

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