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Movement in Modern Taiko Drumming

  • Scotia Bank Dance Centre (map)

The final Salon Talk in our 2013/14 Series.  
Saturday June 7, 3-4:30pm.
Featuring master percussionist, taiko drummer, and TomoeArts' collaborator Eien Hunter-Ishikawa.
This presentation will look at modern taiko drumming styles (1950 - present) and the role of dance-like movement within the genre. We will examine one of the most influential taiko pioneers, Tokyoʼs Sukeroku Daiko, and see how their use of choreographed movement has been emulated by players around the world. One important element of the groupʼs founding members is their background in the improvisatory drumming style of the Bon Odori festival. We will look at photo and video examples of Sukeroku Daiko and other taiko groups to help understand the use of movement in modern taiko drumming.

Later Event: August 31
Nikkei Matsuri