Sachiyo Ito and Dancejapan to Perform in 33rd BBG Sakura Matsuri

Sachiyo Ito, Dancejapan, BBG, Brooklyn Botanic Garden, sakura matsuri, cherry blossoms, festival, NYC, traditional Japanese dance, Kabuki, Okinawa

Sachiyo Ito at BBG’s Sakura Matsuri in 2012

Legendary Japanese and Okinawan dancer/instructor/choreographer Sachiyo Ito will perform in her thirty-third consecutive Brooklyn Botanic Garden Sakura Matsuri this weekend. Her company, Dancejapan, is one of only two groups to appear on stage at every cherry blossom festival presented by BBG, the other being renowned taiko drumming group Soh Daiko.

Sachiyo Ito, Dancejapan, BBG, Brooklyn Botanic Garden, sakura matsuri, cherry blossoms, festival, NYC, traditional Japanese dance, Kabuki, Okinawa

©Sachiyo Ito and Dancejapan

As a company versatile in various dance forms of Japan, Dancejapan will present an array of exquisitely beautiful and elegant Japanese dances from ancient to Kabuki to a contemporary piece choreographed by Ito. The 45-minute set will also feature an Okinawan dance as a special addition to their program.

They will perform on the main stage at the Cherry Esplanade Saturday, April 26 and Sunday, April 27 at 1:00 p.m.

For more information about BBG’s Sakura Matsuri, check our event page.