2012 - 2013 SEASON
Final New York Performance
May 30, 2013 at 7:30 pm
The Ailey Citigroup Theater. 405 W 55th St. New York.
The program consisted of dances inspired by the visual arts of Japan, including:
A world premiere by Saeko Ichinohe featuring projected images by abstract expressionist Ansei Uchima to captivating music by contemporary composer Hifumi Shimoyama.
"Aoi no Ue" (Lady Aoi) inspired by a Noh play based on "The Tale of Genjii.
Created by Toshinori Hamada, renowned performer of traditional Japanese theater, this original choreographic trio combines Noh theater and contemporary dance in a haunting story of jealousy and possession. Toshinori Hamada performed in the recent 40th Anniversary Celebration of the Saeko Ichinohe Dance Company. This work features Kristina Berger dancing with Toshinori Hanada.
Selections from "UTAMARO" (2004) and "Homage to Munakata" (2003). Both were choreographed by Saeko Ichinohe and inspired by woodblock artists.
Utamaro (1753 - 1806) Created his "Floating World" series of prints of Geishas, their servants and their assignations.
Munakata (1903 - 1975) brought printmaking into the modern era.
To celebrate 40 years of creating dance in New York City, the company presented...
The 40th Anniversary Performance
December 3rd, 2011 at 7:00 pm The Ailey Citigroup Theater
The Joan Weill Center for Dance
405 West 55th Street at 9th Ave.
New York, NY 10019
Screening of Retrospective of Performances
“HEIAN E(1991) Music by Behzad Ranjbaran
"CHRYSANTHEMUM" (1988) Japanese Folk Drum
“REBIRTH" World Premiere
Composer/Performer: Yukio Koma - Shamisen music played live
All choreographies by Saeko Ichinohe
Guest Performer: Toshinori Hamada
Lighting Design: Chenault Spence
Dancers: Saeko Ichinohe, Heather Currie, Ari Someya, Cho Ying Tsai, Atsushi Yahagi
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The 40th Anniversary Performance was made possible in part with public funds from the Fund for Creative Communities, supported by the New York State Council on the Arts and administered by the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council. Grant received from the J.C.C. Fund. Also supported by the Consulate General of Japan in New York
A portion of the proceeds were donated to Up-slope, a non profit organization based in Sendai, Japan, supporting the performing arts activities of the area affected by the earthquake and tsunami on March 11, 2011.
Saeko Ichinohe is available for
Duration: One and half hour
(for K-12) Duration: 45 - 90 minutes
Japanese folk dance and children’s games
Coaching for Singers and Actors
Japanese movement for the Stage.
Training for Western singers and actors in specific Japanese style movement.
Contact: Saeko Ichinohe 212-757-2531