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Sachiyo Ito & Company Salon Series No. 68: Symbolism of Snow

Photo: Thomas Haar

Time & Location

January 31, 3pm EST


Taking the symbolism of snow, Sachiyo Ito & Company’s Salon Series No.68 will be offered to herald in the snowy season and to welcome a new season of unity into the world. Snow is a popular theme in the Japanese traditional arts, poetry, music, and dance, often symbolizing the ephemeral quality of love as it melts away. This symbolism is central to the 18th Century Kabuki dance Heron Maiden to be performed by Sachiyo Ito. An improvisation of poetry, music, and dance by the guest artists—vocalist Beth Griffith, Russian dancer Julia Kulakova, and Dancejapan Ensemble under the musical direction of Kaoru Watanabe—will culminate the program. The artists will choose a poem of their culture referencing snow and, using reverence to nature as a springboard, each dancer offers their interpretation of the theme.

The link to the event will be posted on Sachiyo Ito & Company’s website.

This event is supported through the JFNY Grant for Arts and Culture.

The Salon Series is an on-going series of performances and lecture-demonstrations on traditional Japanese performing arts held three times a year. With world-class guest artists and speakers, the program has inspired New York audiences for the last two decades.

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