Ikebana and Music in the Next Two Salon Series by Sachiyo Ito

October 9, 2016 3:00 pmtoOctober 16, 2016 4:00 pm

 

Sachiyo Ito, DanceJapan, ikebana, kabuki, flowers, floral arrangements, NYC, Japan, Tenri Cultural Institute, Tenri

Salon Series #56: Ikebana and Noble Flowers of Japan

Sunday, October 9 from 3:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m.

Tenri Cultural Institute – 43A West 13th Street (between 5th and 6th Avenues)

Tickets: $15/$10 for seniors and students
SPECIAL OFFER – Combined ticket for both programs on October 9 and October 16: $25 ($15 senior/student)

Ikebana is internationally known as the Japanese form of flower arrangement with a long history dating back to the 14th and 15th centuries. For this program Ryusei-ha School Ikebana Master Masako Gibeault will demonstrate the art
and discuss the aesthetics of Ikebana.

Dancejapan performers Seiko Carter, Keiko Ikehata, Yuu Fujita, Maiko Hiroshima, Yumiko Matsuno, Mihane Sahara, and Sachiyo Ito will present a kabuki dance, Shikunshi (“The Four Noble Flowers”), along with two works Aki no Irokusa (“Various Flowers in the Autumn”) and Shiki no Hana (“Flowers in Four Seasons”), choreographed by Ito.

The program will conclude with a discussion on aesthetics of Japanese classical dance as it relates to the theory of the “flower” in Kadensho written by Zeami (c. 1363 – c. 1443).

The Salon Series is a series of informative and educational lectures, lecture-demonstrations, and performances on the performing arts of Japan held three times a year on Sunday afternoons at Tenri Cultural Institute. The Salon Series will take place on back-to-back Sundays this October.

 

Sachiyo Ito, DanceJapan, ikebana, kabuki, flowers, floral arrangements, NYC, Japan, Tenri Cultural Institute, Tenri

Salon Series #57: Flower Petals Fall, But Not the Flower

Sunday, October 16 from 3:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m.

Tenri Cultural Institute – 43A West 13th Street (between 5th and 6th Avenues)

Tickets: $15/$10 for seniors and students

SPECIAL OFFER – Combined ticket for both programs on October 9 and October 16: $25 ($15 senior/student)

In this collaboration contemporary florist Katsuya Nishimori of Florisity and his team will install an epic-sized creative floral arrangement on stage to live music.

Sachiyo Ito will decompose the arrangement inspired by the theme “Flower petals fall, but flowers do not.” The dance will be an improvisation as she faces and clashes with the beauty of the flowers – the form – and fights to retain the beauty of the flowers without form, which echoes after momentary existence.

From destruction to final re-integration of art and identity, the dance will be accompanied by live music by cellist Egil Rostad and shakuhachi player Yukio Tsuji and singing from soprano Beth Griffith.

For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit DanceJapan’s website.