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. Ito might have studied traditional dance and theater
in Japan before he left for Paris in 1911 and after training in Paris, he went on to study dance in Egypt. Then 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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