An Evening
                            of

       Japanese Classical, Contemporary, 

      and Okinawan Dance                      

 
   32nd New York Season Concert               
 

 

 Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts  at Pace University

 On Spruce Street, between Park Row and   Gold Street, New York City

 Date: September 18, 2004 (Saturday), 8:00pm

 Tickets: $20, $16 (senior / student), $15 (advance ticket)         

 Box office: 212-346-1715 (after 8/16)

 Online sale: www.pace.edu/culture (after 8/1)

 Information and Group Sale: 212-627-0265  
 Website:  www.dancejapan.com
 
 
 Dear Friends,
 
 Hope you are having a good summer. 
 
 Commemorating the 150th anniversary of the inception of the relations between the United  States and Japan, Sachiyo Ito and Company will present its concert of 32nd New York season  concert on September 18, 2004.  Featured will be a rare performance of the kabuki dance drama Onatsu Kyoran (Onatsu, the Insane), with guest artist from Japan, Shogo Fujima; two Okinawan dances accompanied by  New York Okinawa Sanshin Club: Chibari Daiko and Chondara.   
 
Onatsu Kyoran is one of several epochal dance dramas that were created in the new era fostered by the opening of Japan in 1868, whose impetus was initiated by Treaty of Friendship between USA and Japan in 1854.  The program will also include Night Pond choreographed by Ito to shakuhachi music composed by Geoffrey Lependorf, and Morning Song, a premier, choreographed by Mr. Fujima to contemporary koto music by Tadao Sawai--both accompanied live by James Noyraku Schlefer and Charles Tang.
 
A concert ticket is  $20, an advance ticket is $15. For a group of more than 10, we offer $10 a ticket.  For a member of Japan Society, Haiku Society of America, and Community of Mindfulness of New York Metro, Center for Jewish History,we offer $12. For a special rate, please contact us: 212-627-0265.
 
Hope you can join us!                                                              
 
Sincerely,       
 
 
Sachiyo Ito
Artistic Director
Sachiyo Ito and Company
405 West 23rd Street #4G
New York, NY 10011
Tel/Fax: (212)627-0265
www.dancejapan.com