Izumi Sato

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Dance Lecturer / Teacher

University -Level

Bharatanatyam, Indian Classical Dance and Indian Culture

 

           PROFILE

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“[Izumi] encouraged learning, practice, and the enjoyment of learning and

performing.

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“Izumi is well structured and full of knowledge.”

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“Izumi is an exceptional teacher. She is very patient […] I have a much higher appreciation for dances in different cultures now.”

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“Izumi is fantastic at breaking down material and teaching it in chunks so that [in] the end, when it is pieced together, [it] surprises you how much you have leaned.”

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“Izumi’s class has been my most meaningful and cherished experience in college.”

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“ Seeing her dance is like watching a jewel in motion.” Carol Eagan, The Honolulu Advertiser

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“Izumi gave ample evidence of having worked hard on her technique and her command over    rhythm as well as the very finished hand and leg stretch is commendable.”

Leela Venkatraman, The Hindu

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“Izumi Sato’s interest in understanding the greatness of Lord Rama with respect to the Indian culture was seen reflected in her dance oriented completely in praise.”

Subbudu. The Statesman.

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Distinguished skills as a performing artist, international performer, and educator.  Demonstrated talent in motivating students, guiding them to realize their talents. A highly organized and capable teacher. 

·    7 years in India studying Bharatanatyam, 3 semesters of teaching Bharatanatyam at the University of Hawaii, plus 10 years of performing Bharatanatyam for international audiences

·    Presented 4 lecture/performances and led 3 workshops in 2005 in the Honolulu community

·    Studied and implemented teaching methodologies and lesson plans to meet the learning needs of various groups (Ex: interdisciplinary learning style for US college students)

·    Consistently received high evaluations from students and audience

·    Excellent planning and organizational skills and clear presentation in performing and teaching

       

EDUCATION

       

M.A., Dance

University of Hawaii at Manoa

Honolulu, HI, USA

2005

Diploma,

Dance and Music

Ganesa Natyalaya:

 Center for Classical South Indian Dance and Music

New Delhi, India

2002

B.A., Humanities

Kyoto Seika University

Kyoto, Japan

1997

       

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

   

Instructor

Grades 1 – 6 

 

Vishwa Shanthi, CA, USA.

2005 – current

Instructor/ Lecturer, University Level

   
 

University of Hawaii Summer Outreach College, USA.

2005

 

University of Hawaii at Manoa, USA.

   Asian Dance / Bharatanatyam 301, 401

2004 – 2005

Instructor/ Lecturer, Grades 9 – 12

   
 

Mid-Pacific Institute, Honolulu, USA.

  ARTS Bridge, "Shakuntala, A Sanskrit Drama".

  (Dance Choreography, Movement Training, Music Editing)

2004 – 2005

Teaching Assistant

   
 

Ganesa Natyalaya: Center for South Indian Classical Dance, India.

2000 – 2002

Private Teacher

     
 

Private lessons, New Delhi, INDIA

 

2000 – 2001

Lecture/Performance

   
 

East-West Centre, Doris Duke Theatre, Honolulu Academy of Arts,

Mid-Pacific Institute, Purple Yoga Hawaii, Honolulu, HI, USA.

Shimizu Higashi High School, Shizuoka, Japan.

Kyoto Seika University, Japan.

2005

2002

1999, 2001

Workshop

     
 

Hawaii Centre for Deaf and Blind,  University of Hawaii, USA.

Governor’s Conference on Arts Education Hawaii, USA.

2005

2004

CONFERENCES & SYMPOSIUMS

USA

TAIWAN

INDIA

Centre for South Asian Studies, University of Hawaii at Manoa.

International Dance Conference, Congress on Research in Dance/ World Dance

  Alliance/ International Council of Kinetography Laban.

Asian-Pacific Performing Arts Network (APPAN): Into The Sacred Waters.

2005

2004

2001

SCHOLARSHIPS, AWARDS, & GRANTS

JAPAN

The International Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship, Rotary Foundation.

The Indian Government Scholarship, Indian Cultural Council Relations.

2002 – 2004    

1998 – 2002

USA

The G. J. and Ellen Watumull Trust, Sidney Stern Memorial Trust.

The Rama Watumull Distinguished Lecturer from India.

The Arts and Sciences Advisory Council Award, University of Hawaii.  

2005

2004

2004

INDIA

"Indira Gandhi Priyadarshini Award", New Delhi.

 -   For outstanding personalities and contributors to improvements in society.

2001

 

The Japan Foundation.

   -   Collaborative projects of Japanese mythology and Indian dance forms with

          Japanese and Indian artists.

2002, 2000

PERFORMING EXPERIENCE

 

Solo Performances

USA

San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival, Palace of Fine Arts, SF, CA.

The sjDANCEco ChoreoProject Award, San Jose State U., San Jose, CA.

East-West Centre, Doris Duke Theatre, Honolulu Academy of Arts, Mid-Pacific 

   Institute, Honolulu, Hawaii.

American College Dance Festival 2002 (ACDF), Western Washington U., WA.

University of Hawaii at Manoa, Hawaii.

UH Dance Ensemble in 50 programs in outreach programs, Hawaiian Islands.

2006

2005

2003

2003 – 2005

2002 – 2005

TAIWAN

"2004 CORD / WDA / ICKL Interational Dance Conference", the Taipei

   National University of Arts, Taipnei.

2004

INDIA

Jaya Sita Rama

      Triveni Kala Sangam, New Delhi.

      Asian Pacific Volunteer International Conference, India Habitat Centre.         Asia-Pacific Performing Arts Network (APPAN) Conference, Baniket.

       Triveni Kala Sangam, New Delhi.

Kapalee Festival, Mylapore Kapaleeswara Temple, Chennai.

Jaya Krishna Jaya Rama, India Habitat Center, New Delhi.

Abhinaya many shades of Japan, Japan Foundation and I.I.C., New Delhi.

Arangetram, the debut solo performance, New Delhi.

The first solo recital, Bangalore.

2004

2002

2001

2000

1999

1996

JAPAN

The Beat of India II, Shimizu Cultural Center (Civic Center), Shizuoka.

India - Japan Eternal Counter-Culture, Fuyou-Kai, Shizuoka.

Indian Classical Dance and Japanese Tea, Kyoto.

Multimedia Lecture Program, Kyoto Seika University.

Dancing Myself, TV program "Message of the Youth Contest 1997", NHK, Japan.

Asian Dance Festival, Osaka.

Various, Kyoto Seika University.

2003

2002

2001

1999, 2001

1997

1997 – 1998

1996 – 1998

Collaborations

JAPAN

The Beat of India II, Shimizu Cultural Center (Civic Centre), Shizuoka.

Shinwa - Japanese Mythology, "Yagai, Amphitheater Festival 2002" Shizuoka.

Indian Classical Dance and Japanese Tea, Kyoto.

2003

2002

2001

INDIA

Shinwa - Japanese Mythology (premiere) for Golden Jubilee celebration of

   the Indo-Japan diplomatic relationship, Siri Fort Auditorium, New Delhi.

2002

Group Performances

INDIA

International Dance Festival, Nardha Gana Sabha, Chennai.

2004

 

4th National Festival of New Choreographies, India Habitat Center, New Delhi.

Lecture of Bharatanatyam for Chura Okinawan Dance Company, Japan

    Foundation, New Delhi. (Acted as an lecturer assistant and interpreter)

Women's Empowerment in Bharathi's Poems, Nungambakkam Cultural Academy,

    Chennai.

2002

 

3rd National Festival of New Choreographies, India Habitat Center, New Delhi.

2001

 

Qutab Festival, Ministry of Tourism & Sahitya Kala Parishad, New Delhi.

2000

UKRAINE

International Dance Festival, Kiev.

2000

JAPAN

Asian Dance Festival, Osaka.

1997 – 1998