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Author Ito, Sachiyo, Interviewee.
Title Interview with Sachiyo Ito [sound recording].
Imprint 2006.
Location Call No. Status Help Message
 Performing Arts Research Collections - Dance  *MGZTL 4-2477  discs 1-3    CHECK W/STAFF  PERMIT NEEDED
 Performing Arts Research Collections - Dance  *MGZMT 4-2477    CHECK W/STAFF  PERMIT NEEDED


Description 3 sound discs (ca. 156 min.): digital ; 4 3/4 in. + transcript (78 leaves)
Note Interview with Sachiyo Ito conducted by Diana G. Chapman on Oct. 12 and Dec. 19, 2006 at The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts in New York City.
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Summary Oct. 12, 2006 (ca. 45 min.) Sachiyo Ito reflects on the origins of her interest in dance; her early training at the Hanayagi school; becoming a teacher to foreigners in Japan; joining an all female Kabuki troupe [Joyuza Kabuki Troupe]; her first experience teaching in the U.S., at the American Dance Festival; Ito's first exposure to Western dance and her desire to learn more in order to enhance her teaching of Japanese dance; the culture shock she experienced as she began to study; studying at New York University and the Cunningham studio; returning to Japan to study with Fujima Shotoyo; her interest in Okinawan dance as the focus of her Masters thesis; re-staging traditional works; creating new choreography.
Oct. 12, 2006 (ca. 45 min.). Sachiyo Ito speaks about her self-doubt; her collaboration with Western artists including Y'lick O'Connor and Janis Pforsich as well as working with the dancers in Stephen Sondheim's musical drama Pacific overtures; other collaborations; feelings about performing including the challenges as well as the aspects she enjoys and are particularly meaningful to her; changes in her performing over the years; audience response to her work; her aspirations for her work; thoughts on teaching particularly as a learning process for herself. [Ends abruptly.]
Dec. 19, 2006 (ca. 45 min.). Sachiyo Ito speaks about her musical background; her creative process; more on her teaching; her students, including their cultural composition; her company, Sachiyo Ito and Company; her feelings about her own accomplishments and the ongoing challenges of maintaining her company and work; her thoughts and hopes about the future of the school and company; her most satisfying accomplishments; reflects on her mother's life and work in relation to her own; her thoughts on the artist's role in society; her salon series and ideas for future projects.
Dec. 19, 2006 (ca. 20 min.). Sachiyo Ito speaks about her thoughts on current Japanese classical dance and her own feelings about dance as a reflection of life.
Funding Preservation was funded in part with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts, 2007-2008
Local Note Dubbing master: *MGZTD 4-2477 nos. 1- 3
Archive original: *MGZTCO 3-2477 nos. 1-2
Archival transcript: *MGZMTO 3-2477 v. 1-2
Subject Ito, Sachiyo.
Sachiyo Ito and Company.
Group work in art.
Creation (Literary, artistic, etc.)
Dance -- Study and teaching.
Dance teachers.
Dance -- Japan.
Dance -- Japan -- Okinawa-ken.
Local Subject Audiotapes -- Ito, S.
Added Author Chapman, Diana G, Interviewer.
Donor/Sponsor New York State Council on the Arts, 2007-2008.
National Endowment for the Arts, 2007-2008.
Oral History Archive. Oral History Project.
Call No. *MGZTL 4-2477 [sound disc]
Research Call Number *MGZTL 4-2477 [sound disc]
*MGZMT 3-2477 [transcript]