Leave it to Chieko!
Chieko Kojima (Kodo)
Aug. 24 (Sat) 10:00-11:30
Chieko talks about the beauty of and her love for Japanese performing folk arts, complete with her own enchanting dance-and-taiko performance. A mini dance workshop will wrap up the event. Don’t miss the colorful “Leave it to Chieko!”
Life of a Taikoist
Yoshikazu Fujimoto (Kodo)
Aug. 24 (Sat) 13:30-15:00
Sprinkled with demonstrations of his delightful drumming, dancing and singing, Yoshikazu talks about 40 years of life as a taiko drummer. Get ready for 90 minutes all about Yoshikazu!
Yoko Fujioto (Kodo)
Masami Miyazaki (Kodo)
Aug. 25 (Sun) 10:00-11:00
A workshop designed for parent-and-child participant teams, Yoko and Masami will sing forgotten Japanese nursery songs while playing taiko and other rhythmical instruments. This Mini workshop will give you and your kids a rare opportunity to experiences the wonders of voice and rhythm first hand.
Tsuneichi Miyamoto and the Ondekoza era
Kodai Konishi (Tokyo University of Foreign Studies)
Kiyoshi Sugimoto, Ph. D. (Tokai University)
Takehisa Kadota, Ph. D. (Rikkyo University)
Aug. 25 (Sun) 9:30-12:30
In 1971, Kodo’s antecedant group, “Sado no Kuni Ondekoza,” was founded on Sado Island. Their powerful music and original performance styles based on Japanese performing folk arts had a sensational impact both at home and abroad. In this seminar, we search for Kodo’s spiritual roots by studying 1950s 70s ideologies and historical background that deeply influenced the group’s principles and contemporary culture of Sado Island.
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