SUMMER TAIKO INSTITUTE: We need your input!

TCA has the opportunity to sponsor TWO amazing Summer Taiko Institute Programs this year.  However, we want to be sure TCA doesn’t lose any money by moving forward with these options… and trust me, they are GREAT programs.

WE NEED YOUR INPUT!  If you’re interested and able to attend either of these programs, let us know by signing up on the webpage of each program.  Our proposals are listed and linked below. Provide your input by 3/31, and we’ll be in touch soon afterward!

PROPOSED 2017 SUMMER TAIKO INSTITUTE PROGRAMS:

Pre Conference: WOMEN AND TAIKO: PAST, PRESENT, FUTURE

August 8-10  San Diego, CA

Led and facilitated by Karen Young and Tiffany Tamaribuchi

This 2.5 day session will focus on looking at the role that women play in our community. Who are they? How have they contributed to the artform? How have they influenced and shaped our taiko culture? What are women currently doing and what can be done to make their expertise more widely known?  LEARN MORE 

POST CONFERENCE: EDO KOTOBUKI JISHI (JAPANESE SHISHIMAI OF OLD TOKYO)

August 14-16    San Diego, CA

Workshop Leader: Kyosuke Suzuki  (Interpreter: Eien Hunter-Ishikawa)

Shishi refers to a mythical lion-like creature. Mai is a more than just a dance. It’s a story-telling performance featuring deliberate and choreographed movements. This workshop will teach the music and dance of the Edo Kotobuki Jishi, or the shishimai from old Tokyo. This is a rare opportunity to learn from one of the living masters of the shishimai, Kyosuke Suzuki.  LEARN MORE