Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts

October 16, 2020

Yoshito's new work in collaboration with a London-based composer Na'ama Zisser will premier at Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts in Michigan.

University of North Carolina Scool of the Arts

August 31, 2020

8/31-9/12. Artist in Residence. Setting new work on UNCSA.

California State University, Fullerton

August 17, 2020

8/17-21. Artist in Residence. Setting new work on CSU, Fullerton.


August 10, 2020

8/10-8/16. Artist in Residence. Setting new work on LITVAKdance.

Open Dance Festival

July 27, 2020

7/27-8/7. Teaching workshops.

Bayerisches Staatsballett in Germany

June 02, 2020

6/2-7/10. Making a new production for Bayerisches Staatsballett. Premiering in July 11-14th 2020. 


March 20, 2020

Premiere of Commissioned Work for Nimbus Dance Works at BAM Fisher

Graham II

March 16, 2020

3/16-3/20. Setting new work on Graham II

Long Island University

March 15, 2020

Setting work on Post Concert Dance Company of Long Island University. 

Sacred Heart University

March 13, 2020


Dance Lab New York

March 09, 2020

3/9-3/13. Artist in Residence. Setting new work on DL/NY.

Ballet Arkansas

March 02, 2020

3/2-3/6 Artist in Residence. Setting new work on Ballet Arkansas.

Peabody BFA Johns Hopkins University

February 20, 2020

2/20-2/24 Artist in Residence. Setting new work on dancers at Peabody BFA Program at Johns Hopkins

DAF in Rome Italy

February 03, 2020

2/2-2/14 Artist in Residence. Setting new work on the dancers of DAF in Rome, Italy.

Manhattanville College

January 27, 2020

1/27-2/2 Artist in Residence. Setting work on Manhattanville College students. 

Marymount Manhattan College

January 27, 2020

1/27-1/30. Masterclass for MMC Dance Company.

Elon University

January 06, 2020

1/6-1/23 Artist in Residence. Setting new work on the dancers of Elon University in North Carolina.

Winter Intensive at Martha Graham School

December 30, 2019

Teaching Beg & Adv.Contemporary Class at Martha Graham School (Monday & Thursday)


December 02, 2019

12/2-12/6 Artist in Residence. Setting new work on the dancers of HSPVA in Houston TX

Alvin Ailey/Fordham BFA Program

November 19, 2019

9/16-11/21 Artist in Residence. Setting new work on the dancers of Alvin/Fordham University BFA Program. The new work premieres on 11/19-11/21 at 7:30pm at the Ailey Citigroup Theater. 

Palm Desert Choreography Festival

November 09, 2019

Abarukas presents 'The Salty Land' at Palm Desert Choreography Festival, Palm Desert CA

Muhlenberg College

October 10, 2019

10/10-10/15 Artist in Residence. Setting new work on dancers of Muhlenberg College. 

The Dance Gallery Festival / Level Up

September 27, 2019

New commissioned work for The Dance Gallery Festival, premiering 9/27 at Ailey Citigroup Theater

Kent State University

September 19, 2019

9/19-9/22 Artist in Residence. Setting new work on the dancers of Kent State University in Ohio. 

Whim W'him Choreographic Shindig

September 13, 2019

Yoshito Sakuraba's new work for Whim W'him premiers in Seattle WA. 

DanceNow at Joe's Pub

September 05, 2019

Abarukas presents a new duet for https://www.dancenownyc.org/festival

Ballet Des Moines II

August 22, 2019

8/22-25 Artist in Residence. Setting two new works on BDM II.

Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts

August 19, 2019

8/19-23 Artist in Residence. Setting new work on the dancers of GHAA in Hartford CT.

International Contemporary Dance Festival of Mexico City

August 01, 2019

Abarukas presents "Coming Home" for FIDCDMX in Mexico CIty in Aug 1-11. 

Workshops in Amsterdam and Rome

July 18, 2019

Artistic Director, Yoshito Sakuraba will teach workshops at Amsterdam Dance Center (Amsterdam, Netherlands) 7/18-19 and at DAF Dance Arts Faculty in (Rome, Italy) 7/22-24. 

Rabbit Island and Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts Residency

June 24, 2019

6/23-7/12 Artist in Residence. Yoshito Sakuraba is selected as a 2019 Rabbit Island/Rozsa Center Resident for the Choreographer and Composer Residency.

Festival 10 Sentidos in Valencia Spain

May 17, 2019

Abarukas will perform "Coming Home" for Festival 10 Sentidos in Valencia Spain in 5/17&18 2019

Next@Graham Series

May 07, 2019

Abarukas presents "Bernadac" 5/7 at 7:30pm @Martha Graham Studio Theater. 

WestFest Top Floor

April 25, 2019

Abarukas presents "The Salty Land" in West Fest Top Floor Program 4/26 & 4/28 at 8pm @Martha Graham Studio Theater.

Interlochen for the Arts

April 08, 2019

Yoshito Sakuraba will set new work on students at Interlochen for the Arts.

Peridance Contemporary Dance Company

March 17, 2019

Yoshito Sakuraba's new work "Nightwalkers" for PCDC premiers 3/17-3/24 at Peridance Capezio Theater.  Tickets info: http://www.peridance.com/pcdc/springseason.cfm

Nimbus 2 Season

March 15, 2019

Abarukas presents "The Salty Land" for Nimbus 2 Season in Jersey City, NJ.

Ticket info: https://sparkember.brownpapertickets.com/

International Solo Contemporary Dance Festival "Cuerpo al Descubierto" Miguel Ángel Palmeros

March 01, 2019

Abarukas presents "Coming Home" for in Mexico CIty in March 1-11 2019. 

2019 APAP at Peridance

January 05, 2019

Abarukas presents newest work "The Salty Land" (Commissioned Work from FINI Dance) on 1/5 at 8:30pm & 1/6 at 4:30pm. 

Winter Intensive at Martha Graham School

December 31, 2018

Artistic Director Yoshito Sakuraba comes back to Martha Graham School for Winter Intensive. (Mon & Thurs: Adv. Contemporary at 8:30am & Beg. Contemporary at 10:00am,1 Week:$40, 2 Weeks:$70, 3 Weeks:$95) Please register at http://marthagraham.edu/winter-intensive/

Workshop: The Playground

December 14, 2018

At 12pm-2pm. Come move with us at Gibney 280 Broadway NYC! It's only $5.

MASH International Choreography Festival in Jerusalem

November 29, 2018


Abarukas is invited to present 'Coming Home' to the international choreography festival in Jerusalem. 

Sunday Matineés at Dance Theater of Harlem

November 18, 2018

Abarukas presents an excerpt of Bernadac at DTH at 3pm. 

2018 Masdanza Extensions Tour in the Canary Islands

October 21, 2018


Abarukas is invited to the tour that goes to the seven islands of the Canarian Archipielago in Spain. 

23rd International Contemporary Dance Festival in Spain

October 18, 2018


Abarukas presents Bernadac (excerpt) and Coming Home (solo) for the festival in Spain!

Awards GALA Night

August 30, 2018

Yoshito Sakuraba's commissioned work will premiere at Alvin Ailey Citigroup Theater at 8pm.

Workshop at Creative Cultural Center

August 19, 2018

10am~1pm at Creative Cultural Center NYC

Workshop/Audition at Baryshnikov Arts Center

August 11, 2018

Workshop/Audition will be held on 8/11 at 12pm-2pm at Baryshnikov Arts Center, NYC, hosted by Emotions Physical Theater. Sign up by sending email to emotionsphysicaltheatre@gmail.com

Partnering Class at GIBNEY

July 17, 2018

New Open Class at Gibney on 12pm 7/17, 4pm 7/20, 4pm 7/27, 4pm 8/10, 12pm 8/15, 4pm 8/17, 12pm 8/21.

FINI Dance Festival in Italy

July 09, 2018

Abarukas will teach workshop for FINI Dance Festival in Italy. 7/9~7/15

Martha Graham Summer Intensive

June 25, 2018

Artistic Director, Yoshito Sakuraba, will teach Adv. Contemporary and Inter. Contemporary at Martha Graham School for 3 weeks. Mondays and Thursdays (8:30am~10:00am for Advanced & 10:10am~11:40am for Beginner & Intermediate) for 6/25, 6/28, 7/2, 7/5, 7/9, 7/12. 

Gdansk Dance Festival 2018 in Poland

June 13, 2018

Yoshito Sakuraba presents solo in Gdansk Dance Festival in Poland, with a long time company member Sean Nederlof, 6/11~6/15. 

Company Workshop at Peridance

June 03, 2018

12pm to 2pm. 

Artistic Director, Yoshito Sakuraba, will teach company workshop. 

The Playground

May 22, 2018

12pm to 2pm 

Artistic Director, Yoshito Sakuraba, will teach workshop for The Playground at Gibney, 280 Broadway. 


April 21, 2018

Abarukas presents an excerpt of Bernadac on 4/21 at 2pm at BAM Fisher, presented by Nimbus Dance Works.

International Solo Dance Theater Festival in Germany 2018

March 15, 2018


Abarukas will be off to Germany to enter the Solo Tanz Theater Competition!

Mock Audition Part II

March 16, 2018

Mock Audition Part II will be held for the students of Martha Graham School. 

APAP at Peridance 2018

January 13, 2018

1/13 at 8:00pm  1/14 at 4:30pm

Abarukas will be presenting an excerpt of "Bernadac" at Peridance NYC.

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