Category Archive for: ‘2018’

Summer Dance Workshop for Children

Summer Dance Workshop for Children offered by Spoke the Hub. Enjoy many dance styles in “Do You Speak Dance?”!
Japanese dance: July 30-August 3, August 27-31


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Expression in Traditional and Contemporary Japanese Dance

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recollectedly Expressions in Traditional and Contemporary Japanese Dance

The Salon Series No.63 will explore the great possibilities of contemporary expressions and creations based on centuries-old Japanese traditions.  Shoko Tamai, Artistic Director of Ninja Ballet is invited as a guest artist.

Sharing the theme of sky and water, the program will present a Japanese classical  dance by Dancejapan ensemble, Seiten no Tsuru (Cranes in the Blue Sky), and the original work by Sachiyo Ito, Umie (To the Sea), while Ms. Tamai will present a repertory from classical ballet and her own creation. The program will conclude with an improvisation on the theme accompanied by vocalist Beth Griffith and Percussionist Yukio Tsuji.
The theme for the 20th year of Salon Series in 2018 is Traditional Performing Arts for Future Generations. Guest Artists: Shoko Tamai, Beth Griffith, Yukio Tsuji

Dancers: Yuu Fujita, Yumiko Matsuno, Claudia Cao, Sachiyo Ito

Date: Sunday, October 21, 2018 3pm-4pm

Place: Tenri Cultural Institute 43A West 13th Street NYC

Admission: $20 (General), $15 (Student and Senior)

Information: or Tel: 212-627-0265

The Salon Series is a series of performances with informative lectures and 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 for the last 20 years.

Upcoming Salon Series in 2019

March 10, 2019
Salon Series #64 Dances and Cultures of the Himalayas and Japan

June 2, 2019
Salon Series #65 On the Human Spirit

October 21, 2019
Salon Series #66 The Sun, or the Moon?

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さろんシリーズ第 63回「古典と創作:日本 舞踊とバレー」
日時:10月 21日(日)午後3時-4時
場所:天理文化協会43A West 13th Street NYC
チケット:$20/$15 (一般/シニア&学 生)
お問合わせ :(212) 627-0265/

ゲスト出演: 玉井翔子(忍者バレー主宰)
20年目を迎える『さろんシリーズ』の今年のテーマは 「近代における日本の伝統芸能」です。古典舞踊ジャンルの日本舞踊とバレーの現代作品とを通して、伝統を現代の創造作品にどの様に 取り入れられるかの可能性を探ります。


*「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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Traditional Japanese Dance and Theater in Contemporary Performing Arts

The theme for the 20th year of Salon Series in 2018 is Traditional Performing Arts for Future Generation. In Salon Series No. 62, we will explore the question of why Japanese traditional arts continue to be honored and incorporated by contemporary artists.
Japanese traditional arts have shown their influence on Western arts since the turn of the 20th century, beginning with Japan’s move to open its doors to the West in the 19th century.  In this program, we will focus on Japanese influence on Western dance and theater. 
Our guest artists for this program are Yoko Shioya, Artistic Director at Japan Society, and Annie-B Parson, Artistic Director of Big Dance Theater, an award-winning contemporary theater and dance company.
Yoko Shioya will open with a general overview and commentary on the current and future impacts of Japanese traditional arts on contemporary creative works.
Sachiyo Ito will then follow with a demonstration on traditional Noh, Kabuki, and Okinawan dance and theater techniques. The demonstration will then conclude with a dance performance of an Okinawan court dance, Yotsudake Odori, and a newly created work inspired by Okinawan tradition, performed by members of Sachiyo Ito’s Dancejapan ensemble.
After the performance, Annie-B Parson will present a video excerpt of Big Dance Theater’s work entitled "The Other Here" that incorporated Yotsudake Odori. This work, which was commissioned by and premiered at Japan Society in 2007, is based on stories of well-known contemporary Japanese novelist Ibuse Masuji, whom Ms. Shioya recommended to Big Dance Theater as a source of inspiration.  Ms. Parson and Ms. Shioya will then discuss the importance of collaboration and offer their insights on the contemporary creative process as inspired and supported by centuries-old Japanese traditions. After the discussion, we will open the floor to questions. 

Guest Artists: Annie-B Parson, Artistic Director of Big Dance Theater, and Yoko Shioya, Artistic Director of Japan Society

Dancers: Yuu Fujita, Mihane Sahara, Sachiyo Ito

Admission: $20 (General), $15 (Student and Senior)

Information: or Tel: 212-627-0265


Salon Series No. 62 「コンテンポラリー舞踊と演劇における日本の伝統芸能」
場所:天理文化協会43A West 13th Street NYC
チケット:$20.00 / $15.00 (シニア/学 生)
お問合わせ :(212) 627-0265/   
     :アニービー・パーソン( Big Dance Theatre芸術監督)
20年目を迎える『さろんシリーズ』の今年のテーマは 「近代における日本の伝統芸能」です。
今回はコンテンポラリー舞踊団として注目を浴びているBig Dance Theatre の芸術監督アニービー・パーソンとジャパンソサエティー芸術監督の塩谷氏をゲストとしてお招きし、近世二十世紀初頭以来、日本の伝統芸能の西洋演劇舞踊へもたらした影響と未来への展望を探ります。
ダンスジャパンの沖縄伝統舞踊四つ竹の披露と、この踊りを取り入れたBig Dance Theater創作舞踊劇 “Other Here ” (井伏鱒二小説を基にジャパンソサエティー創設100周年記念委託作品)の録画紹介、その他の舞踊をお楽しみ下さい。
*「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-テイストとのコラボレ-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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Photo: Tony Sahara



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For Future Generations – Free Workshop for Children and Forum to Nurture Traditional Performing Arts

For the 20th Year Season, our theme of *Salon Series* is looking to future generations of traditional performing arts. This program will include dances performed by Dancejapan, the ensemble of Sachiyo Ito and Company, followed by the workshop.
Children between 5-10 years old are all welcome.

Have fun expressing beauty of flowers with a dance fan!

(Dance fans will be provided by the company)

Date: Sunday March 11, 2018 3pm-4pm

Place: Tenri Cultural Institute 43A West 13th Street NYC


Tel: 212-627-0265

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Essex Blossums


April 15, 1pm – Bloomfest! Cherry Blossom Festival at Branch Brook Park, Essex County NJ
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Sakura Matsuri

Join us at Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s Annual Sakura Matsuri Cherry Blossom Festival on April 28, 2018 at 12:30pm & April 29, 2018 at 1pm.


 Until Sunday, 29 April 2018
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