“Miss Ito’s gestures are carefully crafted and purged of any excess. Unhurriedly, they advance the story and create the mood with exceptional grace.” – The New York Times, April 1974, Don McDonagh

Sachiyo Ito and Company, founded in 1981, is a New York-based performing arts and education non-profit organization. Its mission is to create a bridge between the United States and Japan through artistic performances and educational and exchange programs that promote Japanese culture through the arts, particularly dance. The Company teaches classical dance forms including, Kabuki, Noh, Okinawan Court, and Jiuta-mai, and presents contemporary works choreographed by Sachiyo Ito, which preserve elements of the aesthetics of traditional Japanese dance. Its other programs include a school residency program, Japanese Culture Through Dance, and the Salon Series, an ongoing series of informative lecture demonstrations and performances on the performing arts of Japan. The Company has performed at Japan Society, Asia Society, Lincoln Center, and the Kennedy Center. 

 

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