An evening of kabuki and traditional Japanese dance performed by Sachiyo Ito of New York City will be presented on Thursday, February 28, 2013, at 7:00 p.m. in Kresge Auditorium, Visual Arts Center, at Bowdoin College.

The performance— presented in conjunction with the exhibition Fantastic Stories: The Supernatural in 19th-century Japanese Prints at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art—is sponsored by the Asian Studies Program, the Department of Theater and Dance, and the BCMA and is open to the public free of charge.


A long-celebrated dancer, Sachiyo Ito has been praised by The New York Times and The Village Voice for her combination of traditional Japanese and modern dance forms. Born in Tokyo, Sachiyo Ito is an artist, choreographer, and arts educator. She has taught at several colleges and universities, including the Juilliard School and New York University, since 1972. She earned her M.A. and Ph.D. in Dance from New York University. More information is available on the Sachiyo Ito & Company website at


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