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Michio Ito collection CEMA 25
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Michio Ito was a concert dancer and choreographer from Japan. This collection consists of numerous photos, magazines, articles, posters and books about his dances and choreography. The collection also consists of programs from his dance concerts, his own personal notes, and diagrams of his dances, as well as films and audio recordings used for film production. The bulk of the material is related to the writing of the book Michio Ito: The Dancer and His Dances by Helen Caldwell.
Michio Ito (ca. 1892-1961) was a Japanese concert dancer and choreographer. He left Japan for Paris in 1911. After training in Paris, he went on to study dance in Egypt. In 1912, he enrolled at the Émile Jaques-Dalcroze school in Hellerau, Germany. Ito later moved to London, where under the sponsorship of Lady Ottoline Morrel, he began to perform solo works. He made his professional debut as a recital dancer in May 1915. After his debut, he gave a series of concerts in London which culminated in his choreography and performance of At the Hawk's Well by William Butler Yeats, at a private performance.
9.0 linear feet (8 document boxes and 1 oversize box)
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