Comparing Japanese and Spanish Dance

Sachiyo Ito, Japanese dance, Okinawa, shima uta, Japan, kabuki

Expression of Love in Japanese Dance and Spanish Dance

Sunday April 12 from 3:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m.

Tenri Cultural Institute 43A W. 13th Street (between 5th & 6th Avenues)

Admission: $15, 10 seniors and students

Now in its 17th year, Sachiyo Ito and Company’s Salon Series is a program of informative and educational lectures, lecture-demonstrations, and performances on the performing arts of Japan held three times a year at Tenri Cultural Institute.

Salon Series No. 51 will explore expressions of love through dance in the east and west – specifically, in Japan and Spain – based on the premise that dance is a mirror of culture. The program will present classical dances of each country, as well as contemporary dances in traditional styles. Spanish/Flamenco dancer Juana Cala and her guitarist, Jose Moreno, will join Ito for this special lecture-demonstration, which will be followed by an improvisation.

An excerpt from Kyoganoko Musume Dojoji, a new work choreographed to the Okinawan song Shima-uta will be performed by Sachiyo Ito and accompanied by Sumie Kaneko on shamisen. The four artists will perform an improvisation inspired by Hachijo-jima Daiko.

For more information, please visit Sachiyo Ito and Company’s website.

Upcoming Performances
Sakura Matsuri (Cherry Blossom Festival)
April 25 and 26 at 1:00 p.m.
Brooklyn Botanic Garden – Cherry Esplanade Main Stage

Salon Series No. 52: The Mundane and the Holiness in Japanese Dance
Discussion and performance of Kabuki dance Shigure Saigyo
June 21 at 3:00 p.m.
Tenri Cultural Institute

Salon Series No. 53: Japanese Folk Tales and Taboo
Discussion and performance of “Tsuru no On-gaeshi” (“The Return of Gratitude by the Crane”) and “Urashima Taro” (“Taro the Fisherman”)
October 4 at 3:00 p.m.
Tenri Cultural Institute